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Website for repair and troubleshooting of 3dfx components.

Repair and maintenance of 3dfx components and their upgrades.

No Quantum 3D!

Why? Well – to explain this follows this story:

The decisive factor for my rejection of Q3D was ultimately a person, a man from Poland, who sent me his Quantum 3D cards for repair. After days of painstaking work, I repaired the completely dilapidated and filthy cards, replaced chips, cleaned them, etc. It took me many hours, and I charge just little € for an hour. He was upset that it was so expensive, and the highlight was that he accused me of doing a bad job because a crappy little sticker had faded a bit due to the cleaning.

Instead of being happy that all the cards are working again, he’s upset about a fucking sticker? Are they all sick? It makes me sick and I’m fed up with it. I then told him that he should find someone else to do his shit in future. He can take it to a professional company and pay €80 per technician working hour. Since then I’ve decided – never repairing Q3D again – it’s always annoying, unfortunately this man was not an isolated case. What’s more, these are not sophisticated systems. Many Q3D cards are at prototype level.

The people take it all apart and put it together 1000 times, because it’s so cool. But they forget that all the Q3D stuff was never designed to be used so often. It was designed to be assembled once and then operated. That is the sober fact. End of story.

That’s why all the Q3D stuff is 95% broken by people who have no idea but want to make a name for themselves by owning it to polish their ego. Maybe I should post this on my website. Sorry for being so straightforward, it’s not meant personally.

Just many years of experience.
So I ask you to respect this and refrain from such requests until now.

Yours sincerely

HQ Vintage-Soundcards & Wavetable Modules.

Coming soon.


Stephan „Backfire“


3dfx HQ Voodoo 2 SLI Kühlsystem

HQ Voodoo II SLI Kühlung


Passive Kühlung
Bei einer passiven Kühlung rate ich dringendst die TMU’s und FBI’s mit Kühlkörpern zu versehen. Es ist keine Panikmache oder Klugscheißerei. Als die Karten neu waren war das alles nicht wichtig. Aber jetzt, wo sie so alt sind, ist das umso wichtiger – wichtiger aus den genannten Gründen.


3dfx Mainboards

dfx Mainboard MSI MS6168
16MB RAM Upgrade

Hier zeige ich wie man ein MSI MS6168 Mainboard auf 16MB RAM aufrüstet und erkläre warum es sinnvoll ist.

Here you can see how to upgrade a MSI MS6168 Voodoo3 Mainboard upgraded from 8MB to 16MB.
Don’t worry, further translation in (my) English is following below.


Defect Voodoo Card – No Problem

3dfx Voodoo card defective, 3dfx repair? No problem.

Trouble Shooting Guide For Help

Your 3dfx Voodoo Card is defective? In most cases it can be repaired. However, it requires good workshop equipment, knowledge and experience. I have been working in the field of electrical engineering and electronics, troubleshooting and repair since 1979. I have also been working with 3dfx graphics cards for over 20 years and have been able to help many people revive their „treasures“.