3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 AGP, Freezing, Crashing, Win98IF.

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  1. LexxB3K

    LexxB3K New Member

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    hello all

    System hangs after about 1-3 minutes of use. It just freezes without powering off. Sometimes audio continiues playing,
    sometimes it doesn't. I've tried to play (NFS 2, NFS 3, Quake 2, Quake 3, Half-Life), Using Windows's safe mode doesn't alter the situation.

    Curiously enough, all 3D games without 3DFx and 3DMark 99 & 2000 work just fine !!!
    (Revenant, Might & Magic 6-7 in Direct 3D!, all NFS in sowtware mode, and of course the DOS games work fine)

    I reinstalled Windows several times original Win98 and Win98IF

    My config:
    CPU: Pentium II 233 MMX (Slot 1) Klamath
    Mainboard: Rhino2LX Intel 440LXEX 2A69JO09
    Sound: Creative AWE64
    Video: 3DFX Voodoo 3 3000 AGP 16MB
    (many drivers Official/Omega/AmigaMerlin and more)
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    Power: 300W
    System: Win98IF

    My BIOS settings:
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    add PnP OS Installed "YES"
    add AGP Aperture Size "64"

    my VIDEO:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eikk5h6GZg&feature=youtu.be
    Later I made ​​the video with all my freeze games + i later test Unreal, Carmaggedon...

    What's the problem may be? Broken Voodoo3, mainboard or AGP Slot?

    ps.
    After two or three weeks, I'll try install VooDoo 3 2000 AGP.

    Thanks.

    Add:
    in norton utilities test "Vertical Retrace" NOT PASSED FREEZE!
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    skip test
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    RIVA TNT2 is OK PASSED
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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  2. Davehillbo

    Davehillbo Member

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    Does it hang in BIOS?
     
  3. LexxB3K

    LexxB3K New Member

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    to Davehillbo
    in BIOS, system not freeze.

    try to flash the BIOS mainboard or VooDoo BIOS?
    i not found on the internet BIOS for my motherboard
    "Rhino2LX Intel 440LXEX 2A69JO09"

    to all
    i test VooDoo in MSI 694T Pro VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133A,
    in Norton Utilites "Vertical Retrace" test not passed freeze system.
    but all games 3Dfx works fine.
     
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  4. Davehillbo

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    Very strange, so the system doesn't hang in safe mode or D3d/OpenGL games, just glide?
     

  5. LexxB3K

    LexxB3K New Member

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    3DFx VooDoo 3 AGP 16MB
    or MSI 694T Pro VIA mainboard, VooDoo work fine,
    in safe mode and D3d/OpenGL/3Dfx games.

    VooDoo or Intel 440LXEX mainboard, safe mode and all 3DFx games FREEZE,
    but all Direct 3D games work fine.
     
  6. Davehillbo

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    that's just bizzare.

    im going to put it down to either the motherboard or PSU, as you have tried the voodoo in a different system.
     
  7. SaberJ2X

    SaberJ2X Ancient Guru

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    I smell motherboard issues
     
  8. LexxB3K

    LexxB3K New Member

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    yes, problem with the motherboard

    i bought mainboard Asus P2B-LS + CPU P3 450, my Voodoo3 3000 work fine!

    and

    i bought Vodoo3 2000 on Rhino II LX P2 233, work fine!

    ps. i test Voodoo3 and Voodoo5
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    strange results of the test, are almost identical.

    3DMark1999
    Voodoo 3 3000 - 2368 points
    Voodoo 5 5500 - 3058 points
    Voodoo 5 5500 - 1752 points 32bit

    3DMark2000
    Voodoo 3 3000 - 1755 points
    Voodoo 5 5500 - 1826 points
    Voodoo 5 5500 - 1827 points 32bit
     
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