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I have a brand new, unused card as above that is still in it's anti-static packet. The packet's only been opened to check the part number.

It's a PCI card, so I thought that it may be useful to anyone with a retro PC / Dosbox, or possibly a towered Amiga with a Mediator card or similar(not sure on compatibility though).

Yours for just the postage costs. Anyone.....??
 

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would this card be good for final fantasy VII 3dfx?
I have a voodoo5 PCI card but it seems to be experiencing problems with switching the screen off and screwy colours.
If so i'm interested
 

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It's not a 3DFX card, Scrappy. Back in the old days, 3DFX was a rival to Nvidia Riva TNT and TNT2 cards. It will probably be OK in OpenGL mode but it's no Voodoo-type card.
 

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@ meega

Yup, it's an Nvidia card....:nod:
 

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@Bazzaq, thanks for the tip but i'm running it on a 233mhz p2 on win98 and the voodoo5 5500 has been working perfectly for months and just started to act all screwy over the last couple weeks. I've reformatted the pc but even during windows install the screen colours were all screwy. Anyway we're taking Merlin's topic off in another direction so i'll end it there.

@Merlin, thanks for the help. interest withdrawn then.

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Due to the age of your card, I would recommend that you replace any radial electrolytic capacitors on the Voodoo5. It doesn't take much drift on the colour signals due to bad caps for all sorts of weird stuff to happen.

I would also check that the fans are operating properly, as it could also be an overheating issue. The manufacturer may have fitted cheap sleeve bearing fans. I would replace them with ball bearing fans for increased reliability.
 

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Gr8 wizard is this VGA still available for my Pentium 233 MMX system ?
 

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Yes, it is still available.
 

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Will do. I'll get it weighed and let you know tomorrow.
 

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I'd totally forgotten about this!! Sorry....

I'll definitely have a postage quote for you by tomorrow.
 

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Airmail small packet cost to Greece is £1.67. Do you wish me to send the card and CD?
 

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Airmail small packet cost to Greece is £1.67. Do you wish me to send the card and CD?

Only the VGA card. Drivers are still available through Nvidia.

Thanks. (Send me your Paypal address)
 

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PM sent with PayPal details and requesting address details.
 

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Parcel arrived today.

Dave i'm impressed. This VGA card is practically BRAND NEW.

Many thanks for this kind gesture.
 
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