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Oh Dear...An Update...

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Just thought I would let you know (if anyone's interested) about the current state of affairs with my new system and my Voodoo 5 (or rather lack of it).For the full history see the other 'Oh Dear' thread (http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/DCForumID22/72.html)Anyway, I'm coming to the conclusion, in the limited time I have available to build this system, that it is an issue with the ACPI BIOS, and the fact that the V5 is not ACPI aware. ie. I will need to switch off ACPI (perhaps resort to APM instead) and manually assign resources for each PCI slot and force Win98 to use a fail safe Plug and Play BIOS device istead of the ACPI BIOS device.I have done some research and the problems which can exist with ACPI BIOS's and PCI devices (particularly network cards) is not inconsiderable.It is going to take a bit more time to sort out (lack of continuity is my major gripe at the moment) but I will get there I'm sure.Then I will be able to enjoy PP99 in all it's 3dfx glory!!Sorry to bore you, just wanted a bit of moral support...Chris Ehttp://website.lineone.net/~flightsimukAvoid AGP texturing = Better Performance ;)

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Well at least you seem to know what the problem is.... that's half the battle. And it appears you can do the work yourself.... that's the other half. Keep plugging away. You'll be glad you did.Thanks for the update. -Lindy :-wave

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Cheer up Chris you seem to be at least half way there!Meekal

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On the other hand, Chris, if you think that new V5 needs the loving care of a new home, I can give you my address. :-lolSeriously, sounds like you at least know what direction you should be heading and you will be pleased when you see the difference. Don't have the pleasure of owning a V5 so I'm sorry I can't offer any assistance, only moral support. So here it is....Go, Chris, Go!!!!hehe

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Thanks Guys!!!! :-beerchugGoing to Spain ( :-walksmile ) tommorrow until Tuesday next week, so yet another delay!!! :-mad :-(Chris E ( The PP99 :-newbie ;(8 )http://website.lineone.net/~flightsimukAvoid AGP texturing = Better Performance ;)

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