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    3Dfx Voodoo3, how much cooling

    ok my grandads PC is "too loud", so im planning to silence it a little (so he might use it more)

    - I has a Voodoo 3 (AGP) card and i was wondering how much cooling it needs??, can i just glue a 60*60*40mm aliuminum H/s on it??

    (i currently has a 40*40*15mm with a tiny 40mm wizzer on it)

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    most likely.. i mean i stuck a AMD heatsink on a GeForce4mx440 i've got with a fan blowing gently on it, so i'm sure if you have a resonable heatsink attached (possibly with the arctic silver epoxy stuff, or maybe just superglue) that should amply cool a voodoo3

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    my voodoo 3 was passive, never had any problems
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    Take the whiney little 40MM fan off it. You don't need it.

    I've seen Voodoo2s, Riva TNTs, Voodoo3s, etc without heatsinks in various PCs for ages
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    my old voodoo3 ( sitting on the side, if you wanna buy it ) is just passive

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    my voodoo banshee reaches 70c with the passive heatsink, burt my fingers by touching the back of the gpu.

    try runnig it without the 40mm fan ut i think itll probly overheat

    added a 40m fan to it, now its about 50, it is silent though.

    assuming it has holes in it lined up with the 40mm fans holes, get a copper cpu heatsink, put the fan over it and use it to drill the holes in right place, get some m3/m4 bolts and hold it on like that.

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    the Rad 7000 in my quiet rig is passive & silent
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    The V3 doesnt need a fan... just a heatsink.

    is a heatsink silent enuff? lol

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    Gr44 - how much for the v3? i cant remember but does that support dx8?

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    doubt it even supports dx6 tbh, dx8 is kinda geforce3/4 standard, even a gf2 only supports dx7...

    also with a v3 the only windows2000 drivers you get only support openGL (no d3d) you need to use windows 98 for d3d support afaik.

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    Voodoo 3 is DX6.
    Voodoo 4/5 are DX7

    there was no DX8 3Dfx cards.

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    I miss my Voodoo3 - it owned in Quake III

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    It owned Unreal Tournament using the good ol' Glide API too!

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    aye, thats why i brought it, for UT, make me an offer if you want it m8, dont really know the going prices of them, too late ( or early ) to check now

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    ok so peeps this it will be OK, i mean even if is not enough cooling to play Unreal, MS word isnt that hardware demanding (yet)

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    Originally posted by bertie
    I miss my Voodoo3 - it owned in Quake III
    Mine didn't! It ran great, but everyone looked EXACTLY the same!

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