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3dfxBurnedME
06-05-2001, 06:10 PM
Whats the best drivers to get for my Voodoo 3 2000? I play alot of CounterStrike and get about 10-20 fps after a clean uninstall of my whole system. After a while i swear the frames go down to like 2-7 fps. I get rid of all programs in the background. Im using Opengl drivers because they seem to work the best but is there any other drivers im missing or anything i can do to stop the torment? My computer is amd k6-2 333mhz 160 mb ram Voodoo 3 2000. Thank You http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/smile.gif

06-06-2001, 05:32 PM
Go to http://www.3dfx.com/downloads.htm
Download the Voodoo 4/5 drivers for your O/S [EX. Win 98, Win 2k]. Extract the file to a temp dir. Go into the device manager -> Display Adapters -> Click on Voodoo 3 and click properties. Next go to driver tab, click update driver... click next, click Display list, click have disk, find the .inf file in the temp dir that you extracted the drivers into, and select it to install. Windows will tell you that the driver is not supported by your hardware, click OK to use it. Your video card will now be listed as Voodoo Series, but will work properly as the Voodoo 4/5 cards are based on the chipset of the voodoo 3. These are the best drivers to use. If you have poor performance, make sure that 1) You do NOT have Active Desktop Enabled (no wallpaper), 2) your desktop is set to 16-bit color, and 3) In the graphics settings in your games, it is not set to 32-bit color depth. NOTE : The use of these drivers will enable the Voodoo 3's to use 32-bit color depth. Enjoy!

06-09-2001, 02:54 PM
I used latest driver available from Driverguide.com and then installed the V3 overclocker utility from the same site. I ramped my V3 2000 AGP from 142 Mhz ( factory setting ) to 175. Had a few problems so cut it back to 170. With My P II 450 and 256 MB RAM, I ran Tribes II. FPS was not impressive but it ran.

Hope that helps.

06-10-2001, 07:55 PM
hi
i had same prob with v3 and the fps at cs, but now i have up to 70 fps !!! go www.wickedgl.com (http://www.wickedgl.com) and download these drivers :-)

cya

06-11-2001, 12:54 PM
sorry i have to correct me , right adress is www.wicked3d.com (http://www.wicked3d.com)

have fun