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I have a Pentium 166MMX with an ATI 3D Rage II graphics/video controller. It has 2MB of video memory. Can I add a Voodoo2 1000 PCI connecting the current card through the V2 then the monitor to the V2?  Have an open PCI slot. Can the cards work in conjunction or does the V2 have to be the only card?  Thanks.
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by:frache
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Yes,you can connect a Voodoo2.
You need a free PCI slot.
This type of 3D card works in conjuction with your "regular" graphic card (ATI).

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by:pjknibbs
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What do you mean by "Voodoo2 1000"? There's no such thing. If you mean Voodoo3 1000, this card is a combined 2D/3D card (unlike the Voodoo2, which frache correctly says is only a 3D card) and you should therefore replace your existing graphics card with it.
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by:frache
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If you need to buy a new graphic card, compare price with a new configuration.

Buy a new motherboard ( prefer BX chipset), a Celeron processor (500Mhz) and a cheapest AGP 2D/3D card ( ex / ATI Rage Pro ). Better results ...
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by:compmania
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It will work no problem.
If you connect 2 cards then the 3d games you play will ask which one you want to use.
If you are talking about a voodoo 2 card and using the ATI as a 2d card it will also work no problem.
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by:madmax_40
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I have a Voodoo2 1000 3dfx with 12meg of memory and a trident 2MB and thay work great together.


(pjknibbs) there are such a thing.
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by:compmania
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I used to have a 4mb S3 Virge DX connected to my 3D Blaster Voodoo2 so it used the S3 as a 2d and asked me which 3d card I wanted to use in each game.
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by:duchess1
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try a Voodoo 3 2000 PCI or AGP. works great. has 16 MB of VRAM. bought on-line for $100
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as all said, it have to work fine, if you want to use your voodoo2 1000, you need to keep you existing video card, beacuse the voodoo2 1000 is a add-on card, also, duchess1 is right try a voodoo3 2000 pci or apg, it works grate and better than your voodoo2 1000
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