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Which video card driver?

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I am been given a PC and I need to load the video card driver again but I cannot ascertain what the driver is. I have can see it has two 3D fx interactive chips but no other distinct markings. I am assuming it is a VOODOO2 card but which one? How can I determine which driver to use? Is there a diagnostic approach to this? Your assistance will be appreciated as always.
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by:sorgie
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Try going to this site

www.3dfx.com
It may help you ID the card and you can get the lastest drivers for it!
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by:Otta
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Is there an "F.C.C. ID" on the card?
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by:pjknibbs
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Does the card with the 3dfx chips on it also have the VGA output? If so, it can't be a Voodoo or Voodoo2 because these cards had to be "daisy-chained" to a different video card. That limits you to Voodoo Rush (which would generally be made up of two cards, a main graphics card with a small 3Dfx daughtercard sitting on top of it), a Voodoo Banshee or a Voodoo3.
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by:dcbeagle
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I have tried the site and even sent an email but they could not help because they only concentrate on VOODOO3 porducts!
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by:sorgie
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If you are using Win98SE I believe there is some 3dfx drivers on it.
If your using Win98 see if a friend has SE and check.
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kannabis earned 200 total points
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Take the cards out, if they're relatively new go to this URL,http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/

and type in the FCC ID on the cards, that site is helpful sometimes

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by:Otta
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> Sunday, April 09 2000 - 10:16AM PDT
> Is there an "F.C.C. ID" on the card?

> Sunday, April 09 2000 - 09:00PM PDT
> type in the FCC ID on the cards,

Is there an echo here?
Is there an echo here?

Hey, KANNABIS, welcome to your first day on Experts-Exchange; try to read other comments before you post.
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by:dcbeagle
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Thank you. Went to the website mentioned – identified the video driver (Matronix) and now I am up and running.

dcbeagle
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