3dfx Voodoo 5 in 2024, does it still work?

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  1. PeteRoy

    PeteRoy Member Guru

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    3dfx Voodoo 5 in 2024, does it still work?

     
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    I just recently set up an AMD Slot-A system with a 750MHz Athlon and a V5 5500. I half expected the entire thing to catch fire on start-up since it hasn't run in nearly two decades. But, it went well. Booted right into Windows98 SE, and I even discovered a lot of my Unreal/Unreal Tournament maps I created back when I taught myself the editor.

    While I'm not considering moving away from Win98 on this platform, (although I do have a beta Win2000 driver someone slipped out the door before Nvidia gobbled-up 3dfx), I am most definitely going to place this into a more modern case, since the original one was an example of it's era. You know, multiple 80mm fans running full-blast. They're not the legendary Deltas, but they're still pretty loud. I've no less than three PSUs that are heavy on the 5V rail, current-wise, which is what these old platforms want. And quite a few IDE hard drives for additional storage.

    I have my Dad to thank for this system, and for allowing his renegade daughter to fool with it back then. I called him to tell him it was running without any drama, to which he replied, "Of course it is."

    Of course it is.
     
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    Would be awesome to see photos of the beast when you set it up in a new case :)
     

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