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V3000 Series
AGP&PCI Graphics Cards
USER’S MANUAL
Hardware & Video Drivers
AGP-V3000
AGP-V3000/TV
3DP-V3000/TV
AGP-V3000ZXTV
AGP-V3000ZX
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CONTENTS
I. Introduction ..................................................................................... 7
Key Benefits .................................................................................... 7
Features ............................................................................................ 7
II. Hardware Installation ................................................................... 8
ASUS AGP-V3000 Layout (AGP Bus) ........................................... 8
ASUS AGP-V3000/TV Layout (AGP Bus) ..................................... 9
ASUS 3DP-V3000/TV Layout (PCI Bus) ..................................... 10
ASUS AGP-V3000ZX Layout (AGP Bus) .................................... 11
ASUS AGP-V3000ZXTV Layout (AGP Bus) ............................... 12
Installation Procedures ............................................................. 13
New Systems ...................................................................... 13
Systems with Existing VGA Card ...................................... 13
III. Windows 95/98 ............................................................................ 14
Operating System Requirements ................................................... 14
Windows 95 .............................................................................. 14
Windows 98 .............................................................................. 14
Install V3000 Series Driver (existing ASUS V3000) .................... 15
Install V3000 Series Driver (replacing other VGA card) .............. 19
Display Properties (desktop utilities) ............................................. 21
Advanced Menu ....................................................................... 21
Color Correction Menu ............................................................ 22
Information Menu .................................................................... 22
TV Out Menu (AGP-V3000ZXTV only) ................................. 23
Settings Menu ........................................................................... 23
Hotkey Menu ............................................................................ 24
Monitor Menu .......................................................................... 24
Refresh Rate Menu ................................................................... 25
Install DirectX5 .............................................................................. 25
Install VGARTD (AGP only) ........................................................ 27
Install Video Player ........................................................................ 29
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Install ASUS LIVE3000 (for video model only) ........................... 31
Using ASUS LIVE3000 (for video model only) ...................... 31
Show/Hide Video Source Option ....................................... 32
Video Capture Driver ..................................................................... 32
Remove V3000 Series Driver ........................................................ 33
Using Windows 95/98 Control Panel ....................................... 33
IV. Microsoft Windows NT .............................................................. 35
Windows NT 4.0 ............................................................................ 35
Installation Procedures ....................................................... 35
V. Display Information ..................................................................... 36
VIP Connectors .............................................................................. 38
VIP Module Mechanical Specification .................................... 38
VI. Hardware Information .............................................................. 38
VII. Troubleshooting ........................................................................ 40
Description ............................................................................... 40
Recommended Action .............................................................. 40
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
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I. Introduction
I. Introduction
Features
Thank you for purchasing an ASUS V3000 Series Graphics & Video Accelerator.
With the ST/nVidia RIVA 128™/128ZX™ built-in, the ASUS V3000 Series provides
you with fast acceleration in both 2D/3D graphics and high quality scalable video
playback, which can fully support 3D Gaming and Multimedia Applications.
Key Benefits
•
•
•
•
•
Supports professional graphics design, gaming, learning, and business applications
Flicker free, high refresh rates reduce eye strain
Powerful 3D rendering
Crisp, realistic images
Striking cinema-quality video
Features
•
•
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Built-in ST/nVidia RIVA 128™/128ZX™ 128-bit 3D Multimedia Accelerator
User-friendly Installation for Windows 95/98.
Acceleration for Windows 95/98 APIs, including Direct3D, DirectDraw (+ VPE),
and OpenGL-ICD
• Acceleration for Windows NT APIs, including Direct3D, DirectDraw, and
OpenGL-ICD
• Massive array of floating point Geometry Processing Units
• 128-bit 2D/GUI/DirectDraw Acceleration
• Windows 95/98 Video for Windows video capture driver included
• Video Acceleration (including acceleration for MPEG-I, MPEG-II, and Indeo)
• X and Y up and down video scaling
• Excellent performance at high resolutions and color depths
• VESA VBE 3.0 Compliant
AGP-V3000, AGP-V3000/TV, and 3DP-V3000:
• 4MB 128-bit 100MHz SGRAM frame buffer interface with 1.6GB/s bus bandwidth
• 230MHz Palette-DAC
• AGP 1.0 or PCI 2.1 Bus Interface
• AGP 1X
AGP-V3000ZX and AGP-V3000ZXTV:
• 8MB 64-bit 100MHz SDRAM frame buffer interface with 1.6GB/s bus bandwidth
(for AGP-V3000ZX)
• 8MB 128-bit 100MHz SGRAM frame buffer interface with 1.6GB/s bus bandwidth
(for AGP-V3000ZXTV)
• 250MHz Palette-DAC
• AGP 2.0 Bus Interface
• AGP 2X
IMPORTANT! External devices and ASUS Video cards both have NTSC and
PAL versions. You must make sure that all your devices and the ASUS Video
card are of the same type or else you will not have video capabilities.
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ASUS AGP-V3000
This User’s Manual
Manual (Adobe® Acrobat® PDF)
ASUS V3000 Series Driver & Utility CD
Item Checklist
Projector
VGA Output
VIP Connector B
SGRAM
VGA
BIOS
ST/nVidia
Riva128TM
3D Chipset
SGRAM
SGRAM
Note: AGP-V3000 does not have video-in and TV-out connectors. The corresponding video/TV utilities will also be
excluded.
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
VIP Connector A
SGRAM
II. Installation
AGP-V3000
ASUS AGP-V3000 Layout (AGP Bus)
II. Hardware Installation
ASUS V3000 Series User’s Manual
Projector
TV TUNER
ASUS AGP-V3000/TV (PAL or NTSC)
Video-in and TV-out cables
This User’s Manual
Manual (Adobe® Acrobat® PDF)
ASUS V3000 Series Driver & Utility CD
Item Checklist
CATV
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video)
7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
VIP Connector B
SGRAM
VIP Connector A
ST/nVidia
Riva128TM
3D Chipset
SGRAM
SGRAM
SGRAM
II. Installation
AGP-V3000/TV
Notes:
• Use the same standard for all devices.
• VGA compatible devices and video displaying/recording
devices cannot be connected at the same time on this card.
and
cannot be connected at the same time.
•
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
Tuner/TV Box Input
(7pin) (video model)
CCD/camcorder
input (RCA)
(video model)
ASUS AGP-V3000/TV Layout (AGP Bus)
II. Hardware Installation
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Projector
TV TUNER
ASUS 3DP-V3000/TV (PAL or NTSC)
Video-in and TV-out cables
This User’s Manual
Manual (Adobe® Acrobat® PDF)
ASUS V3000 Series Driver & Utility CD
Item Checklist
CATV
II. Installation
3DP-V3000/TV
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video)
7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
VIP Connector B
SGRAM
VGA
BIOS
ST/nVidia
Riva128TM
3D Chipset
SGRAM
SGRAM
SGRAM
Notes:
• Use the same standard for all devices.
• VGA compatible devices and video displaying/recording
devices cannot be connected at the same time on this card.
and
cannot be connected at the same time.
•
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
Tuner/TV Box Input
(7pin) (video model)
CCD/camcorder
input (RCA)
(video model)
VIP Connector A
ASUS 3DP-V3000/TV Layout (PCI Bus)
II. Hardware Installation
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SDRAM
VGA
BIOS
SDRAM
SDRAM
ST/nVidia
Riva128ZXTM
3D Chipset
SDRAM
II. Installation
AGP-V3000ZX
Note: AGP-V3000ZX does not have video-in and TV-out
connectors. The corresponding video/TV utilities will also
be excluded.
NLX form factor
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ASUS AGP-V3000ZX
This User’s Manual
Manual (Adobe® Acrobat® PDF)
ASUS V3000 Series Driver & Utility CD
Item Checklist
Projector
VGA Output
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
VIP
Connector B
VIP Connector A
ASUS AGP-V3000ZX Layout (AGP Bus)
II. Hardware Installation
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Projector
TV TUNER
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video)
7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
ASUS AGP-V3000ZXTV (PAL or NTSC)
Video-in and TV-out cables
This User’s Manual
Manual (Adobe® Acrobat® PDF)
ASUS V3000 Series Driver & Utility CD
Item Checklist
CATV
II. Installation
3DP-V3000/TV
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
VIP
Connector B
TV-out
SGRAM
VGA
BIOS
ST/nVidia
Riva128ZXTM
3D Chipset
SGRAM
SGRAM
3
2
1
JP1 JP2
SGRAM
JP2
JP1
NTSC
1 2 3
PAL
1 2 3
Disable
1 2 3
Notes:
• Use the same standard for all devices.
• VGA compatible devices and video displaying/recording
devices cannot be connected at the same time on this card.
and
•
cannot be connected at the same time.
• Use JP1 and JP2 to select the boot up TV-out format.
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
Tuner/TV Box Input
(7pin) (video model)
CCD/camcorder
input (RCA)
(video model)
VIP Connector A
ASUS AGP-V3000ZXTV Layout (AGP Bus)
II. Hardware Installation
II. Hardware Installation
NOTE: The ASUS AGP-V3000, AGP-V3000/TV, AGP-V3000ZX and AGPV3000ZXTV can only be installed in motherboards with an AGP slot. The ASUS
3DP-V3000/TV can be installed in standard PCI motherboards.
II. Installation
Procedures
WARNING! Computer boards and components contain very delicate Integrated
Circuit (IC) chips. To protect the computer board and other components against
damage from static electricity, you must follow some precautions.
1. Make sure that you unplug your power supply when adding or removing
expansion cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both your motherboard and expansion cards.
2. Keep all components, such as the host adapter, in its antistatic bag until you
are ready to install it.
3. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case. Hold components by the edges
and try not to touch the IC chips, leads, or circuitry.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
component whenever the components are separated from the system.
Installation Procedures
New Systems
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Unplug all electrical cords on your computer.
Remove the system unit cover.
Locate the AGP or PCI bus expansion slot. Make sure this slot is unobstructed.
Remove the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis.
Ground yourself to an antistatic mat or other grounded source (see WARNING!).
Pick up the board (still in its sleeve) by grasping the edge bracket with one hand
and then remove the plastic sleeve.
7. Position the card directly over the AGP slot and insert one end of the board in the
slot first. Firmly but gently press the bus connector on the bottom of the card
down into the slot. Be sure the metal contacts on the bottom of the host adapter
are securely seated in the slot.
8. Anchor the board’s mounting bracket to the computer chassis using the screw
from the slot cover that you set aside previously.
9. Replace the cover on the system unit.
10. Connect your analog monitor’s 15-pin VGA connector to the card and fasten the
retaining screws (if any).
11. Connect other cables and devices if available -You are now ready to install the
software drivers and utilities.
Systems with Existing VGA Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install the ASUS V3000 Series display drivers with your current VGA card.
Shut down your computer and unplug all electrical cords.
Replace the existing VGA card with the ASUS V3000 Series graphics card.
Restart your computer — the ASUS V3000 Series graphics card should be automatically detected and the display drivers automatically updated.
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III. Windows 95/98
Operating System Requirements
IMPORTANT! This card requires its own IRQ to work normally. If you have
problems during installation, please check your BIOS setting or motherboard
jumpers to make sure that “VGA INT/IRQ” has been enabled.
Windows 95
To take advantage of all the AGP features, you must use Windows 95 OSR2.0, install the USB upgrade and then install the VGARTD driver for the corresponding
chipset on your motherboard. (see III. Windows 95/98 “Install VGARTD”).
Note: This is not necessary for the 3DP-V3000/TV.
III. Windows 95/98
Requirements
To install Win95 OSR2.0 with USB, you must have OSR2.0 installed already. Otherwise, first install OSR2.0 and then use the USB support update (you must use the
same update language of your Windows language). On the April 1997 MSDN Disc1 “Windows 95, SDKs, and Tools”, OSR2.0 is found in “\OSR2” while the USB
support update is found in “\OSR2\USBSUPP”. To determine the installed version
of the operating system, look in the registry at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Version
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\VersionNumber
OSR2.0 with USB has:
Version “Windows 95” and VersionNumber “4.03.1212” or “4.03.1214”.
Windows 98
Only Windows 98 Beta3 or later supports full Direct3D and AGP features. If you are
not using Beta3 or later, you must upgrade your Windows before installing the AGP
display driver.
NOTE: Windows 98 includes VGARTD for the major chipsets but it is recommended
that you install VGARTD from the V3000 Series installation CD to make sure that
you have the latest version of VGARTD.
NOTE: This Manual assumes that your CD-ROM disc drive is drive D: and that MS
Windows is in “c:\windows”. Replace either with the actual location, if necessary.
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III. Windows 95/98
Install V3000 Series Driver (existing ASUS V3000)
Follow the steps below if you are using a V3000 Series graphics card with AGP bus
or if you want to install it in Windows 98.
Note: “New hardware found” refers to the prompt for drivers when installing Windows 95/98 with the ASUS V3000 Series VGA card already installed. This Manual
assumes that your CD-ROM disc drive is drive D: and that Windows 95/98 is in
C:\windows. Replace either with the actual location, if necessary.
III. Windows 95/98
Install Driver
1. When installing Windows 95/98, a New Hardware Found window will appear:
Select Do not install a driver and go to step 3.
When installing Windows 95 OSR 2.0, the Update Device Driver Wizard window will appear:
This wizard will complete the installation of the Standard PCI Graphics Adapter
(VGA). Click Next > to let Windows search for an updated driver.
WARNING! Only click Next >. The system will hang if you click Cancel!
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III. Windows 95/98
2. Click Finish to install the VGA driver. You will then be asked for your Windows95/98 CD in order to complete the VGA driver installation.
III. Windows 95/98
Install Driver
If you do not have your CD handy, direct the installation path to your
\Windows\System directory. Windows will prompt you to restart your windows.
Choose No.
3. Insert your CD or double click on your CD drive icon in My Computer to bring
up the autorun screen or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the CD.
4. From the Setup panel, click VGA Driver and follow the installation steps.
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III. Windows 95/98
III. Windows 95/98
Install Driver
5. When the Welcome window appears, click Next > to install V3000 Series display drivers on your computer.
The install program will detect whether you are using OSR2.0 with USB
(OSR2.1). If not, a message will be given to exit the install program (Click Yes)
or continue (Click No).
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III. Windows 95/98
6. When the Check Setup Information window appears, click Next > to begin
the file transfer.
III. Windows 95/98
Install Driver
The Installing Microsoft DirectX 5 dialog box will automatically appear because the V3000 Series display driver requires DirectX5 to have access to the
advanced 3D features.
This box indicates that the Setup program is searching for the updated DirectX
Runtime Components and updating as necessary.
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III. Windows 95/98
Install V3000 Series Driver (replacing other VGA card)
If you wish to replace an existing VGA card with an ASUS V3000 Series graphics
card, the current display drivers must be replaced first (see II. Hardware Installation “Systems with Existing VGA Card”).
Note: The following procedure works only for Windows 95. For Windows 98 users,
follow the procedures for “Install V3000 Series Driver (existing ASUS 3000)”.
III. Windows 95/98
Replacing Card
1. Insert your CD or double click on your CD drive icon in My Computer to bring
up the autorun screen or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the CD.
2. From the Setup panel, click VGA Driver and the Welcome window will appear.
3. Click Next > to install the V3000 Series display drivers on your computer.
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III. Windows 95/98
4. The install program will detect whether you are using OSR2.0 with USB
(OSR2.1). If not, a message will be given to exit the install program (Click Yes)
or continue (Click No).
III. Windows 95/98
Replacing Card
The Installing Microsoft DirectX5 dialog box will automatically appear because the V3000 Series display driver requires DirectX5 to have access to the
advanced 3D features. Click Next > to begin file transfer.
5. The Setup program will then search for the updated DirectX Runtime Components and update as necessary.
6. After all drivers are installed, power off your system and replace your VGA card
with the ASUS V3000 Series card. Restart your computer, and the drivers should
be installed automatically.
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III. Windows 95/98
Display Properties (desktop utilities)
To run Desktop Utilities, click the right mouse button on the Windows 95/98 desktop,
then choose Properties in the list.
Advanced Menu
This menu provides some advanced settings for Direct3D. You can set “Texture
Heap” (available only for the 3DP-V3000TV) to maximum value for those texturegreedy applications or games.
Allows customizing of
texture buffer size
Enables/Disables
each Direct3D
component
III. Windows 95/98
Desktop Utilities
Adjusts the size of
the texture buffer
in the system
memory. This
function will be
disabled when
using an AGP
card.
Fastest-uses
per-polygon
mipmapping
Best Qualityuses the most
accurate
mipmapping
calculation
Origin selection for
non-filtering texels
Origin selection for
bilinear filtering texels
Note: The screen displays are provided as examples only and may not reflect the
screen contents displayed on your system.
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III. Windows 95/98
Color Correction Menu
You can adjust the brightness, contrast, and gamma values of the screen output from the
Color Correction Menu. This function is only available in 16-bit and 32-bit color depth.
Enables/Disables
the color settings
Color mapping chart
III. Windows 95/98
Desktop Utilities
Individual channel
adjustment
Restores Color
Correction menu to
default settings
Information Menu
You can lists all the information about the VGA card and video configurations from
the Information Menu.
Shows AGP memory
info. (will be blank or
warning given if no
AGP card or memory
is found)
Invokes the online
help
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TV Out Menu (AGP-V3000ZXTV only)
The TV Out tab will appear if your card came with an S-Video and/or Composite
connector, a TV is connected to one of these connectors (S-Video provides better
quality) and turned on, and you are in any one of these modes: 640x480@60Hz or
800x600@60Hz for NTSC, 640x480@50Hz or 800x600@50Hz for PAL.
Enables/disables TV
output function
Adjusts the brightness
Adjusts the screen
display position on
your TV
III. Windows 95/98
Desktop Utilities
Video signal selection
Adjusts the sharpness
TV signal format
Overscan/underscan
selection
Adjusts the anti-flicker
effect
Note: If TV output is turned on, the display refresh rate will be forced to 60Hz for NTSC
and 50Hz for PAL. Display Modes will only be available for you to set other frame rates
when you turn off TV output, close the Properties dialog box, and then enter it again.
Settings Menu
You can set the resolution, color depth, fonts, and virtual desktop from this menu.
Enables/Disables the
virtual desktop
Sets the screen
resolution
Sizes the virtual
desktop
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III. Windows 95/98
Hotkey Menu
You can define hotkeys for the virtual screen operation from the Hotkey Menu.
Hotkey function item
Key combination
III. Windows 95/98
Desktop Utilities
Enables/Disables
hotkey feature
Monitor Menu
You can adjust the screen output on the monitor from the Monitor Menu.
Click to change the onscreen test pattern
The sync polarity setting
Sets the screen
position
Displays the Change
Refresh Rate menu
Sets the screen size
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menu settings to its
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Refresh Rate Menu
You can change the refresh rate setting for your monitor from this Menu.
Displays the default
refresh rates
Fine adjustment
of the refresh rate
III. Windows 95/98
Install DirectX5
Test the refresh rate
before applying
Restores settings to
its defaults
Install DirectX5
Microsoft DirectX5 allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows 95/98.
For Software MPEG support in Windows 95/98, you must first install the Microsoft
DirectX5 libraries, and then the MPEG Video Player.
1. Insert your CD or double click on your CD drive icon in My Computer to bring
up the autorun screen or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the CD.
2. From the Setup panel, click DirectX5.0.
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III. Windows 95/98
The DirectX5 Setup Screen appears
III. Windows 95/98
Install DirectX5
3. Check Direct 3D Hardware Acceleration Enabled and then click the Reinstall DirectX button.
4. If your system already has DirectX5 installed, the screen will show “Certified”
next to each component. Click either OK or Cancel to cancel the installation.
5. After reinstalling DirectX5, you will be prompted to restart your machine. Click OK.
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Install VGARTD (AGP only)
III. Windows 95/98
Insatall VGARD
1. Insert your CD or double click on your CD drive icon in My Computer to bring
up the autorun screen or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the CD.
2. From the Setup panel, click Vgartd Driver for AGP chipset support from Intel,
SiS, VIA, and ALi. A message appears that only the AGP version requires this
driver installation.
3. A driver detection screen appears to tell you which chipset is detected. Click
OK to install the appropriate driver for your chipset.
Note: Installation dialogs are slightly different for each chipset. Please follow the
instructions to finish the VGARTD installation. The steps provided are for Intel
chipsets.
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4. If you selected No..., on the previous screen before clicking OK, you will be
presented with a selection of other drivers. Make your driver selection and click
Install.
III. Windows 95/98
Install VGARD
5. When the Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue.
6. Once the driver installation is finished, click Finish.
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III. Windows 95/98
Install Video Player
Installing a video player allows you to view Video CD (*.DAT) or MPEG (*.MPG)
CD titles. Follow the steps below to install the PowerPlayer video player.
III. Windows 95/98
Video Player
1. Reinsert your CD or double click on your CD drive icon in My Computer to
bring up the autorun screen or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the CD.
2. From the Setup panel, click Video Player and follow the self-explanatory instructions to complete the installation.
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III. Windows 95/98
Moving your cursor over the buttons will give the button name as shown.
Restart
Repeat
Open VCD
About
Backward
Stop
Settings
Forward
Eject
Number Keys
Power
Play
Minimize
Full Screen
Capture to Clipboard
Sound Channel
Switch
Decrease Volume
Increase
Volume
Next
Pause
Previous
Open File
Mute
III. Windows 95/98
Video Player
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that you run PowerPlayer at 1024x768 resolution or lower. Higher resolutions result in poor quality and may cause problems.
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III. Windows 95/98
Install ASUS LIVE3000 (for video model only)
ASUS LIVE3000 must be installed in order to use the video-in function on the V3000
Series accelerator card.
1. Reinsert your CD or double click on your CD drive icon in My Computer to
bring up the autorun screen or run Setup.exe in the root directory of the CD.
III. Windows 95/98
ASUS LIVE3000
2. From the Setup panel, click ASUS LIVE3000 and follow the self-explanatory
instructions to complete the installation.
After installation, you may run the program through the “Start” button-ProgramsASUS LIVE3000-LIVE3000 or remove the program using the unInstallSHIELD.
Using ASUS LIVE3000 (for video model only)
Stop
Capture Single Frame (F5)
Play
Capture Frames (F6)
Pause
Capture Video (F7)
Show/Hide
Video Source Option
Video Slider
About
Up button
Right button
Left button
Down button
Exit
Minimize
Set Capture File
Capture Mode
Open Video File
Video Format
Live Video Mode
Show/Hide Tuner Panel
Full Screen (Ctrl+S)
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III. Windows 95/98
Show/Hide Video Source Option
When first using ASUS LIVE3000, you must setup the Video Source. By clicking
the Show/Hide Video Source Option button on the panel, you can show or hide the
video source setting.
III. Windows 95/98
ASUS LIVE3000
You can use the Up or Down arrow buttons on the control panel to select the Video
Connector or the Video Standard. The Left and Right arrow buttons are used for
making selections.
Video Capture Driver
When you install the V3000 Series Windows 95/98 Driver, the video capture driver
will automatically be installed on your system. This video capture driver follows
Microsoft Video for Windows standard and can open up to a capture window size of
352x240. It can be used with some applications that use video capture as an option,
such as video conference, net meeting, or digital video authoring applications.
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III. Windows 95/98
Remove V3000 Series Driver
If you want to install other graphics cards or if you no longer need the V3000 Series
display drivers, you can use one of the following procedures to completely uninstall
the drivers from Windows 95/98 to save disk space.
Using Windows 95/98 Control Panel
Click Start, and then point to Settings.
Click Control Panel.
Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
Click the Install/Uninstall tab.
Select ASUS VGA driver from the list.
Click Add/Remove.
III. Windows 95/98
Remove Driver
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. You will be warned that files will be deleted. Click Yes to continue.
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8. A Remove Shared File? dialog box will ask for confirmation on removing some
shared files. Click Yes To All to remove the shared files.
III. Windows 95/98
Remove Driver
9. You will be warned that shared files may be used by other devices. Click Yes to
continue.
10. This progress screen will show the components that are being uninstalled.
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IV. Microsoft Windows NT
Windows NT 4.0
WARNING! Before installing the ASUS AGP-V3000 Series display driver in
Windows NT 4.0, make sure that you have installed Windows NT 4.0 Service
Pack3 (available on the Internet at http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/support/
bldqpage.idc? ProductPage=q_servpk). Otherwise, the system will hang and
will not be able to start up! This is not required for the ASUS 3DP-V3000/TV.
NOTE: For all the AGP features to be available you must be using Windows NT 5.0
(available in the future).
Installation Procedures
1. Start Windows NT, switch display properties to VGA mode (16 colors, 640 x 480
pixels), then restart your computer to make the change.
2. After your computer restarts, right-click the desktop and click Properties.
3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Select Change Display Type.
5. Select Adapter Type and click Change.
6. Click Have Disk.
IV. Windows NT
Display Driver
7. Insert the ASUS V3000 Series Installation CD.
8. Type D:\NT40 (assuming your CD-ROM disc drive is in drive D) or click Browse
to select the path of the display driver for Windows NT. Click OK.
9. You will see a list of ASUS V3000 Series drivers. Select your driver and then
click OK.
10. Windows NT will once again prompt for confirmation. All appropriate files are
then copied to the hard disk. When all files are copied, go back to the Display
Properties box by clicking Close. Click Apply.
11. The System Settings Change dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to restart Windows.
12. Windows NT will restart with the default settings. The Display applet will appear to allow for mode selection.
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V. Display Information
Resolution Table 4MB Video Memory
(AGP-V3000, AGP-V3000/TV, 3DP-V3000/TV)
Resolution
V. Display Info
Resolution Table
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Vertical
Frequency
Horizontal
Frequency
Color Depth
8bpp =
256 colors
Standard
16bpp =
65K colors
High Color
32bpp =
True Color
640 x 480
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
31.4KHz
36.1KHz
37.6KHz
43.0KHz
50.9KHz
61.8KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
800 x 600
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
37.9KHz
45.1KHz
47.1KHz
53.5KHz
63.6KHz
77.3KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
960 x 720
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
44.8KHz
54.0KHz
56.4KHz
64.2KHz
76.4KHz
92.5KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1024 x 768
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
48.4KHz
57.6KHz
60.2KHz
68.7KHz
81.9KHz
98.8KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1152 x 864
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
53.6KHz
64.9KHz
67.7KHz
77.2KHz
91.4KHz
110.8KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1280 x 1024
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
64.0KHz
77.0KHz
80.4KHz
91.2KHz
108.5KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
----------------
1600 x 1200
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
74.9KHz
89.9KHz
93.8KHz
107.1KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
-------------
1920 x 1080
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
67.1KHz
81.3KHz
84.4KHz
96.2KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
-------------
1920 x 1200
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
74.6KHz
89.9KHz
93.9KHz
yes
yes
yes
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V. Display Information
Resolution Table 8MB Video Memory
(AGP-V3000ZX, AGP-V300ZXTV)
Vertical
Frequency
Horizontal
Frequency
Color Depth
8bpp =
256 colors
Standard
16bpp =
65K colors
High Color
32bpp =
True Color
640 x 480
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
31.4KHz
36.1KHz
37.6KHz
43.0KHz
50.9KHz
61.8KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
800 x 600
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
37.9KHz
45.1KHz
47.1KHz
53.5KHz
63.6KHz
77.3KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
960 x 720
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
44.8KHz
54.0KHz
56.4KHz
64.2KHz
76.4KHz
92.5KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1024 x 768
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
48.4KHz
57.6KHz
60.2KHz
68.7KHz
81.9KHz
98.8KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1152 x 864
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
53.6KHz
64.9KHz
67.7KHz
77.2KHz
91.4KHz
110.8KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1280 x 1024
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
64.0KHz
77.0KHz
80.4KHz
91.2KHz
108.5KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
1600 x 1200
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
74.9KHz
89.9KHz
93.8KHz
107.1KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
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1800 x 1440
60Hz
89.5KHz
----
yes
----
1920 x 1080
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
67.1KHz
81.3KHz
84.4KHz
96.2KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
-------------
1920 x 1200
60Hz
72Hz
75Hz
74.6KHz
89.9KHz
93.9KHz
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
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Resolution Table
Resolution
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VI. Hardware Information
VI. Hardware Info
WIP Connectors
VIP Connectors
VIP uses two dual row 0.1” center connectors — Connector A and Connector B.
Connector A is a 26-pin connector, which is the same as the standard Feature Connector. Connector B is a 14-pin connector consisting of the power pins, ground,
VRST#, and I2S. On the master side, both Connector A and Connector B are male.
This applies to either the graphics adapter card or the motherboard. Slave modules
will have the opposite mating connectors. Connector B on the slave side must be
shrouded to prevent the danger of wrong insertion. Connector A can be configured
as a standard Feature Connector, VIP, or Connector A (video) of VMI 1.4. On power
up, the graphics chip (master) is configured in the standard feature connector mode.
All VIP slaves must be disabled and tri-stated on power up.
VIP Module Mechanical Specification
26
25
Connector A-PT - 26 Pin Right Angle
Female (for Ribbon Cable Pass-thru)
2
1
VIP Module
(Component Side)
Shrouded Connector
14
13
Connector B
14 Pin Female
2
1
NOTE: For the AGP-V3000ZX, Connector B is female on the master side and male
on the slave side.
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VI. Hardware Info
VIP Connectors
VI. Hardware Information
VIP CONNECTOR A
(26 Pin Dual Row Header, 0.100 in. centers)
Standard Feature
Connector
VIP
Mode
Standard Feature
Connector
VIP
Mode
Pin #
Signal Name
Signal Name
Pin #
Signal Name
Signal Name
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
Ground
Ground
Ground
EVIDEO #
ESYNC #
EDCLK #
N/C
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
N/C
N/C
Ground
Ground
Ground
HAD [1]
HAD [0]
HCTL
SCL
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
VIRQ #
SDA
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
P0
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P7
DCLK
BLANK #
HSYNC
VSYNC
Ground
VID [0]
VID [1]
VID [2]
VID [3]
VID [4]
VID [5]
VID [6]
VID [7]
PIXCLK
VIPCLK
N/C
N/C
Ground
VIP CONNECTOR B
(14 Pin Dual Row Header, 0.100 in. centers)
Standard Feature
Connector
Pin #
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
VIP
Mode
Signal Name
-
Standard Feature
Connector
Signal Name
Pin #
+3.3V
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
+5V
SCLK
LRCLK
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
Signal Name
-
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Mode
Signal Name
+3.3V
+3.3V
Ground
+5V
VRST #
Ground
PCMDATA
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VII. Troubleshooting
Description
Recommended Action
After installation and restarting, Windows 95/98
informs me that the display
setting is still incorrect.
• Make sure the “Assign IRQ to VGA” option is enabled in the BIOS
• Check if there is enough IRQ for VGA
• Uninstall the driver, restart, and reinstall the driver
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Descriptions/Actions
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My monitor is not capable
of high resolution or refresh rate.
• It depends on the display characteristics of your
monitor. Consult your monitor documentation for the
proper configuration.
DirectX or the other applications report no AGP
memory available.
• Windows 95 is not OSR2.1 or later.
• DirectX version is not 5.0 or later.
• You have not installed appropriate drivers for the
AGP chipset. (e.g. VGARTD.VXD for Intel 440LX
which ASUS installation automatically installs)
• Incorrect BIOS setting. BIOS must support at least
64MB for AGP aperture size.
LIVE3000 reports no
SAA7111A EVIP detected
on your card.
• Your adapter has no video-in options.
• Your monitor has wrong DDC circuit implemented.
Contact your monitor dealer for a solution.
Games or applications
report “No 3D acceleration hardware found.”
• 3D works only in 16-bit color depth. Switch your
color depth display mode to 16-bit (high color).
• Check necessary libraries such as DirectX or
OpenGL
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