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HackofDestruct
08-14-2002, 03:56 AM
what are the pins on the top of vid card for the card i really want to know about is the gainward geforce 3 ti200

HackofDestruct
08-14-2002, 03:57 AM
heres the card

drpeterbright
08-14-2002, 07:10 AM
What pins are you talking about?

FLaCo
08-14-2002, 08:10 AM
He is talking about the two rows of 20 or so pins sticking up from the board to the left of the fan..

E^vol
08-14-2002, 08:22 AM
hmm good question...:confused: :?: :rolleyes2

Tatoruso
08-14-2002, 12:10 PM
Ive made myself the same question since i got a VooDoo banshee... my actual GF3Ti200 has em too... what r them for?

Mr. C
08-14-2002, 12:54 PM
I've always suspected it was used for testing by the manufacturer --- but I honestly don't know:(

FLaCo
08-14-2002, 09:38 PM
I know sound cards have'em as an extension...could that be it?

HackofDestruct
08-14-2002, 10:23 PM
this question needs the help of wiggo, wiggo come in here and set us straight.

drpeterbright
08-14-2002, 10:54 PM
Wiggo Where's the link?:cool:

Wiggo
08-15-2002, 07:51 AM
Actually you see them being used when fitted with VIVO daughter cards. ;)
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Beefy
08-15-2002, 08:01 AM
Exactly. But not all of the pin outs like that on video cards are used in that way. Way back in the day when Voodoo II cards were the thing to buy, they had a similar pinout which could be used to link a couple Voodoo II cards in parallel, in doing so getting greater 3D performance, etc... :D

Darthtanion
08-15-2002, 08:07 AM
Hmmm... SLI on a pair of Ti4600 cards. :geek:

Beefy
08-15-2002, 08:19 AM
hehehe.. *drools*

E^vol
08-15-2002, 09:23 AM
hhmmm, will the NV30 have 'em too ?? SLI NV30....:clap:

E^vol
08-15-2002, 09:25 AM
does anyone else have a problem with that card having a pink fan ?:kay:

Mr. C
08-15-2002, 11:01 AM
does anyone else have a problem with that card having a pink fan ?:kay:
Give me the benchmarks and I'll let you know: peace2:

E^vol
08-15-2002, 11:08 AM
Sorry, I couldn't resist..:clap:

Mr. C
08-15-2002, 11:16 AM
hee hee the Barbie thing isn't exactly doing the manufacturer any favors --- maybe they should have R&D look into other color possibilities.

But, like my truck -- it's function over form.

HackofDestruct
08-15-2002, 12:17 PM
but can it be used like that and has any mobo ever had dual agp so anybody have and article

Wiggo
08-15-2002, 01:12 PM
Well nVidia were looking into it using one AGP card and one PCI card but doesn't look like it eventuated into much. ;)
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HackofDestruct
08-15-2002, 02:27 PM
hey has anyone ever called gainwarn or nvidia about the pins

zeradul
08-17-2002, 12:28 AM
Wiggo actually answered this question already... but most of you seemed to have missed it.

My Elsa Gladiac came with a little brochure that has various daughter cards that I could attach to those pins. The only one I found even remotely useful was a TV out 'daughter' card, but I have never seen one for sale.

But as in the Woohoo5 Ad, "Feature connector for capturing dust particles and knuckle skin included at no extra cost.."
Hahhaaha :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

The new ucfx Woohoo5 34500 AGP.

So big, it's kind of ridiculous.
http://www.ultimatechaos.com/ucfx/

drpeterbright
08-17-2002, 01:41 AM
zeradul you must run your intake fans with no filters for the pins to catch dust.

RDR
08-17-2002, 05:19 AM
eVGA used to sell a TV out daughter card that attached to an array of pins like that as well....

Wiggo
08-17-2002, 11:01 AM
It's cheaper for the manufacturers to put these on all boards than to manufacture only a certain number with them. It's cheaper for them to do it this way as they can change there ratio of models easily without havin' to worry about which main card production needs to be increased or decreased. :smokin:
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HackofDestruct
08-17-2002, 11:46 AM
if thats the case then what is the daughter card for the board pictured before

zeradul
08-17-2002, 12:00 PM
the point is to be able to add multiple options, but as i already said, they are rare and usually installed when the card is being made

HackofDestruct
08-17-2002, 12:16 PM
then people do your magic and find out if there are daughter cards

Wiggo
08-17-2002, 01:58 PM
Contact the manufacturer of your card and see if they'll sell ya one. ;)
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wwilliam54
08-19-2002, 10:00 AM
On my TNT2 its TV out duaghter card is firmly attachted to the vidcard andshares the slot braket

i think the duaghter cards are almost always put on at the factory

[sp]

drpeterbright
08-19-2002, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I don't see them offered for sale.

Wiggo
08-19-2002, 12:11 PM
A few years back ya use to see them. ;)
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