GideonTech.com Forums

  • October 25, 2020, 10:40:54 PM
  • Welcome, Guest
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???  (Read 1148 times)

snow veil

  • Elite Modder
  • ****
  • Karma: +8/-6
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,443
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« on: April 13, 2002, 08:40:00 AM »

I have this card, and on the top of the card there is a row of 13 jumpers (26 pins total).  The box came with nothing more than the installation CD and the card itself.  Does anybody have any idea as to what the function of these might be?

I know that geforce2 supports dual monitor on one card...but it doesn't mention anything about it on the Aopen website...and I'd think that there would only need to be 15 pins anyway.

anyway does anybody have a guess as to what these pins might be used for?

Naomi

  • Senior Modder
  • ***
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 263
    • http://None
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2002, 03:01:00 PM »

They could be an IDE interface.  I've seen cards that had them.. Use a thin type of IDE to go from the card to another PCI card, or maybe something on the motherboard.  It's usually on cards with big video-capture stuff..  

Is that avatar that Alice in Chains CD?
Logged

Fenix_Fiur

  • Senior Modder
  • ***
  • Karma: +1/-4
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 944
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2002, 03:18:00 PM »

yah...my card has the same thing...
Logged
suck it trebek.

snow veil

  • Elite Modder
  • ****
  • Karma: +8/-6
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,443
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2002, 03:43:00 PM »

hm...it reminded me of IDE connections on old school cards (ISA, and even, gasp, EISA) for hard drives and cd-roms and such, but I think they use 40 pins.  It's weird that those pins are there on the card without an explanation on the Aopen site.  I've seen Radeon cards use dual 15-pin ouput...but the second female end ran off of a similar interface, and took up another bracket thingy on the back of the computer.

I'll try to email Aopen about it and see what they have to say.

And actually..it's a cd by a band called "this day forward"...don't know why they used a lionfish for the logo :)


and let me say that cowboy bebop is awesome :)  If it weren't for my very very low supply of money, I'd be buying some of the DVDs.  Wait, maybe I should get a DVD player first..heh.

dogstar

  • Elite Modder
  • ****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,343
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2002, 11:52:00 AM »

odd, lemme look at my aopen gf 2 mx400 w/tv out, lol.
weird...this ones got them too, and i never noticed...hrm, thats funny now that i think about it.
only thing i can figure is maybe its for older cards, like those old old diamond monster upgrade cards that used to have only 3-d support and you needed a 2-d card to work with them.
curious, hope aopen gets back to you so we can all know what theyre for :)
Logged
supra: why drive when you can fly?

honda: cause everyone needs a winter beater.

I LOVE ED

  • Elite Modder
  • ****
  • Karma: +58018/-3
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7,619
  • I am this forum's personal El Guapo
    • x24
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2002, 09:24:00 AM »

If it looked like a port to plug in a ribbon cable, then it's for a daughter card of some sort.  Remember Voodoo2?  You can use dual Voodoo2's for more 3d acceleration power, and they're connected via that port with a ribbon cable.  This was the time when AGP was just starting.  Maybe it does something of that purpose, an extension or something like that.
Logged
My latest hobby: Down-voting QDB quotes from #geekissues.

basic

  • Elite Modder
  • ****
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,657
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2002, 06:26:00 PM »

maybe it's for a tv tuner card or something...my old ATi Rage Fury w/ tv out had those...
Logged

easymac

  • GT Fanatic
  • **
  • Karma: +0/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 69
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2002, 12:36:00 PM »

I have the same card. but my heatsink keeps falling off on one side.  what could i put on that to hold it on the chip :)  funny request I know but hey ;)
Logged

merlinicorpus

  • Global Moderator
  • Elite Modder
  • *****
  • Karma: +1341/-1341
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4,657
  • One with the corn.
    • merliniworks
jumpers on Aopen geforce2mx400 card???
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2002, 01:09:00 PM »

Do what I did, get some artic alumina and super glue.  Put the artic alumina on the middle of the chip and then spread it out so there is a small gap between the edge of the chip and the grease.  Then run a small bead of super glue around the edge of the chip, and then put on your heatsink.  Problem solved.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.067 seconds with 34 queries.