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P/I-AP55TV Motherboard
USER'S MANUAL
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© Copyright 1996 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All rights reserved.
Product Name:
P/I-AP55TV
Manual Revision: 1.11
Release Date:
October 1996
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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 1
How this manual is organized ..................................................................... 1
Item Checklist ............................................................................................. 1
II. FEATURES .................................................................................... 2
Features of the ASUS Motherboard ............................................................ 2
Parts of the ASUS Motherboard ........................................................... 3
III. INSTALLATION .......................................................................... 4
Map of the ASUS Motherboard .................................................................. 4
Installation Steps ......................................................................................... 6
1. Jumpers ................................................................................................... 6
Jumper Settings .............................................................................. 7
Cyrix CPU Identification (for compatible Cyrix CPU's) ............. 11
2. System Memory (DRAM & SRAM) ................................................... 13
DRAM Memory Installation Procedures: .................................... 13
Static RAM (SRAM) for Level 2 (External) Cache ........................... 14
Compatible Cache Modules for this Motherboard ....................... 14
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU) ............................................................ 15
4. Expansion Cards ................................................................................... 16
Expansion Card Installation Procedure: ....................................... 16
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards ........................................... 16
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards ..................................... 17
5. External Connectors ............................................................................. 19
Power Connection Procedures ............................................................ 25
IV. BIOS SOFTWARE ..................................................................... 26
Support Software .......................................................................................
Flash Memory Writer Utility .....................................................................
Main Menu ...................................................................................
Advanced Features Menu .............................................................
Updating your Motherboard's BIOS ...................................................
6. BIOS Setup ...........................................................................................
Load Defaults ...............................................................................
Standard CMOS Setup ........................................................................
Details of Standard CMOS Setup: ................................................
BIOS Features Setup ...........................................................................
Details of BIOS Features Setup ....................................................
Chipset Features Setup ........................................................................
Details of Chipset Features Setup .................................................
Power Management Setup ..................................................................
Details of Power Management Setup ...........................................
PNP and PCI Setup .............................................................................
Details of PNP and PCI Setup ......................................................
Load BIOS Defaults ............................................................................
Load Setup Defaults ............................................................................
Supervisor Password and User Password ...........................................
IDE HDD Auto Detection ...................................................................
Save and Exit Setup ............................................................................
Exit Without Saving ............................................................................
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CONTENTS
V. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT ...................................................... 49
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) .....................................................
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility .......................
System Requirements ...................................................................
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility ................................
Notes: ............................................................................................
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VI. Video Driver Installation ............................................................ 53
Video Installation CD Rev 3.0 Contents ...................................................
Microsoft Windows 95 ........................................................................
Software MPEG ........................................................................................
Viewing Readme First ........................................................................
Utilities Installation ...................................................................................
Windows 3.x, AutoCAD, Microstation ...............................................
OS/2 & OS/2 Warp .............................................................................
Microsoft Windows 3.x Driver Installation ........................................
Video for Windows ...................................................................................
Software MPEG ........................................................................................
Microsoft Windows NT 3.5, 3.51, 4.0 ................................................
OS/2 & OS/2 Warp Driver Installation ...............................................
AutoCAD Driver Installation ..............................................................
Microstation Driver Installation ..........................................................
Select System Information (optional) .......................................................
Quick Setup (optional) ..............................................................................
VDIF Files (optional) ..........................................................................
Advanced Setup (optional) ........................................................................
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VII. Windows Driver Features ......................................................... 69
ATI Desktop Control Panel .................................................................
ATI Desktop Features .........................................................................
FlexDesk+ .................................................................................................
FlexDesk+ Basic Settings ...................................................................
FlexDesk+ Advanced Settings ............................................................
DPMS (for Windows) ...............................................................................
Timer Settings .....................................................................................
Buttons ................................................................................................
DeskScape .................................................................................................
DeskScape Functions ..........................................................................
Buttons ................................................................................................
WinSwitch .................................................................................................
Screen Adjustment ..............................................................................
ATI Player and control panel (Win3.1x and Win95) ..........................
Features ...............................................................................................
Video Acceleration Performance ........................................................
Playing Video Clips ............................................................................
Sizing Windows ..................................................................................
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VIII. Monitor Power Management .................................................. 80
DPMS Parameters ............................................................................... 80
A. Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 81
Diagnostics ................................................................................................ 81
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................ 81
System Lockup .......................................................................................... 81
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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:
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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:
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Re-orient 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
(Manual / Checklist)
How this manual is organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
Introduction:
Features:
Installation:
BIOS Setup:
DMI Utility:
VGA Drivers:
Manual information and checklist
Information and specifications concerning this product
Instructions on setting up the motherboard.
BIOS software setup information.
BIOS supported Desktop Management Interface
ATI VGA Drivers and Utilities
Item Checklist
Please check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing
items, please contact your retailer.
√
The ASUS P/I-AP55TV motherboard
√
1 IDE ribbon cable
√
1 floppy ribbon cable
√
Support drivers and utilities as follows (view FILELIST.TXT for details)
• Flash Memory Writer utility to update the FLASH BIOS
• Desktop Management Interface (DMI) utility
• Bus Master IDE Drivers for various operating systems
• Readme files for descriptions and use of the files
• Technical Support Form
• ATI Video drivers and utilities (CD)
• Creative Labs Audio drivers and utilities (CD)
√
This user's manual with VGA driver installation
√
Creative Labs ViBRA 16C Audio Manual
Optional infrared module
Optional ASUS pipelined burst cache module
Optional ASUS PCI-SC200 Fast-SCSI card
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II. FEATURES
Features of the ASUS Motherboard
The ASUS P/I-AP55TV is specially designed for the demanding PC user who wants a
high-performance multi-media motherboard in a single package. This motherboard:
II. FEATURES
(Features)
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Easy Installation: Is equipped with BIOS that supports auto detection of hard
drives, PS/2 mouse, and Plug and Play devices to make setup of hard drives,
expansion cards, and other devices virtually automatic.
•
Multi-Processor/Multi-Speed Support: Supports one Pentium (75-200MHz),
Cyrix P166+ (Rev 2.7 or later), or AMD-K5 (PR75-100MHz) (See page 10).
•
Intel Chipset: Features Intel's 430VX PCIset with I/O subsystems.
•
Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS which
allows hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher
level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.) (See section V)
•
L2 Cache: Comes in 0KB, 256KB, or 512KB Pipelined Burst SRAM version, each version is upgradeable to 256KB or 512KB. Upgrades are made
through a Synchronous SRAM cache module. (See page 14 for compatible
cache modules.)
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Versatile DRAM Memory Support: Supports 72-pin SIMMs of 4MB, 8MB,
16MB, or 32MB to form a memory size between 8MB to 128MB. Supports
both Fast Page Mode (FPM) and Extended Data Output (EDO) SIMMs.
•
Riser Expansion Slot: Supports slot expansion through a daughter card (called
a Riser card) with ISA and/or PCI slots (provided by retailer)
•
Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible serial ports
and one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities. UART2 can also be
directed from COM2 to the Infrared Module for wireless connections. Two
floppy drives of either 5.25" or 3.5" (1.44MB or 2.88MB) are also supported
without an external card. The Japanese "Floppy 3 mode" (3.5" 1.2MB)
floppy standard is also supported.
•
PCI Bus Master IDE Controller: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master
IDE controller with two connectors that supports four IDE devices in two channels, provides faster data transfer rates, and supports Enhanced IDE devices
such as Tape Backup and CD-ROM drives. This controller supports PIO Modes
3 and 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2. BIOS now supports IDE CDROM or SCSI bootup.
•
Ready-to-Use Connectors: Is equipped with onboard Monitor, Parallel
(Printer) Port, Serial Ports (COM1&2), PS/2 Mouse, and PS/2 Keyboard connectors without the need for extra cables and brackets.
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Multi-Media Ready: Includes Creative Labs 16C Audio and ATI Mach64
Video onboard.
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Upgradeable Video Memory: Includes 1MB DRAM onboard and upgradeable
to 4MB DRAM.
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Optional IrDA Connector: Supports an optional infrared port module for wireless interface.
•
NCR SCSI BIOS: Has firmware that supports the optional ASUS PCI-SC200
SCSI controller cards.
Parts of the ASUS Motherboard
Parallel
COM 2
COM 1
PS/2
Mouse
PS/2
Keyboard
II. FEATURES
(Parts of Board)
Monitor
Audio Port
USB Connector
(Reserved)
Multi-I/O & RTC
Riser Slot
AMC Connector
Floppy Connector
Programmable
Flash ROM
IDE Connectors
Audio Wave
Table Upgrade
(4) 72-pin SIMM
DRAM Sockets
Intel's 430VX
PCIset
CPU ZIF Socket 7
L2 Upgrade Cache
Expansion Slot
Onboard 256KB/
512KB Pipelined
Burst L2 Cache
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III. INSTALLATION
Map of the ASUS Motherboard
VGA Output
Parallel Connector
Secondary IDE
Primary IDE
512KB DRAM
Upgrade Socket
Pipelined Burst Level 2 Cache Expansion Slot
BUS FREQ
L2 Cache (512/256)
CPU ZIF Socket 7
JP14
JP15
JP16
256/512KB OnBoard L2 Cache
JP17
12V Fan Power
FREQ Ratio
JP18
JP19
JP20
JP21
JP22
JP23
JP24
JP25
JP26
Case Connectors
IDE LED
Infrared Con.
CPU Voltage
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SIMM Socket 4 (Bank 1)
JP6
Wave Table Upgrade
512KB DRAM
Upgrade Socket
P9
Boot Block Write (En/Dis)
SIMM Socket 3 (Bank 1)
512KB DRAM
Upgrade Socket
512KB DRAM
Upgrade Socket
P8
Board Power Input
Mitsumi CD In
SIMM Socket 2 (Bank 0)
SIMM Socket 1 (Bank 0)
Sony CD In
Panasonic CD In
Software Power On Switch
Software Power On Connector
512KB DRAM
JP4
JP5
AMC Connector
512KB DRAM
Upgrade Socket
Floppy Drives
Raiser Card Connector
III. INSTALLATION
(Map of Board)
512KB DRAM
4
PS/2
Keyboard
Audio Connector
USB
512KB DRAM
Upgrade Socket
PS/2
Mouse
Serial COM2 Serial COM1
III. INSTALLATION
Jumpers
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
JP6
JP17
JP20-26
JP14, 15, 16
JP18, 19
p. 7
p. 8
p. 9
p. 10
p. 10
Flash ROM Boot Block Program (Enable/Disable)
Total Level 2 Cache Size Setting
Voltage Regulator Output Selection
CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection
CPU:BUS Frequency Ratio
p. 11
p. 14
p. 15
p. 18
DRAM Memory Expansion Sockets
Pipelined Burst SRAM Cache Module Socket
Central Processing Unit (CPU) Socket
Slot for a Riser Expansion Slot Card
p. 19
p. 19
p. 19
p. 20
p. 20
p. 20
p. 21
p. 21
p. 22
p. 22
p. 22
p. 22
p. 22
p. 23
p. 23
PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin Female)
PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin Female)
Serial Port COM1 & COM2 (9-pin Male)
Parallel (Printer) Port Connector (25-pin Female)
Video Connector for VGA Monitor (15-pin Female)
Floppy Drive Connector (34-pin Block)
Primary / Secondary IDE Connector (40-pin Blocks)
IDE LED Activity Light
Turbo LED/Power LED (2-pins)
SMI Switch Lead (2-pins)
Reset Switch Lead (2-pins)
Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (5-pins)
Speaker Connector (4-pins)
Infrared Port Module Connector
Motherboard Power Connector (12-pin Block)
1)
2)
3)
4)
SIMM Sockets
Cache Expansion
CPU ZIF Socket 7
Riser Slot
III. INSTALLATION
(Map of Board)
Expansion Slots
Connectors
1) PS2KB
2) PS2MOUSE
3) COM1, COM2
4) PRINTER
5) VGA Monitor Output
6) FLOPPY
7) IDE1, IDE2
8) IDELED
9) TB LED (CON1)
10) SMI (CON1)
11) RESET (CON1)
12) KEYLOCK (CON1)
13) SPEAKER (CON1)
14) IR
15) Power Input
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III. INSTALLATION
Installation Steps
Before using your computer, you must follow the six steps as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Set Jumpers on the Motherboard
Install DRAM Modules
Install the CPU
Install Expansion Cards
Connect Cables, Wires, and Power Supply
Setup the BIOS Software
1. Jumpers
III. INSTALLATION
(Jumpers)
Several hardware settings are made through the use of jumper caps to connect jumper
pins (JP) on the motherboard. See "Map of the Motherboard" on page 4 for locations of jumpers. The jumper settings will be described numerically such as [----],
[1-2], [2-3] for no connection, connect pins 1&2, and connect pins 2&3 respecor on the left
when
tively. Pin 1 for our motherboards is always on top
holding the motherboard with the keyboard connector away from yourself. A "1" is
written besides pin 1 on jumpers with three pins. The jumpers will also be shown
graphically such as
to connect pins 1&2 and
to connect pins 2&3.
Jumpers with two pins will be shown as
for short (On) and
for open (Off).
For manufacturing simplicity, the jumpers may be sharing pins from other groups.
Use the diagrams in this manual instead of following the pin layout on the board.
Settings with two jumper numbers require that both jumpers be moved together. To
connect the pins, simply place a plastic jumper cap over the two pins as diagramed.
Pin 1
Pin 1
WARNING: Computer motheboards and components contain very delicate
Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect the motherboard and other components against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer.
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads, or
circuitry.
3. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components.
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.
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Jumper Settings
1. Flash ROM Boot Block Programming (JP6)
This sets the operation mode of the boot block area of the BIOS Flash ROM to
allow programming in the Enabled position.
Programming JP6
Disabled
[1-2] (Default)
Enabled
[2-3]
Disabled / Protected
(Default)
JP6
1
2
3
III. INSTALLATION
(Jumpers)
JP6
1
2
3
Enabled
Boot Block Programming (Disable / Enable)
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2. Total Level 2 Cache Size Setting (JP17)
This jumper sets the total amount of L2 cache that is present. If you have two
cache chips onboard (see "Map of Motherboard" for locations), then you have
256KB. A cache module can be used to upgrade the 256KB version to 512KB.
If there is no onboard cache, you may install a cache module of either 256KB or
512KB. IMPORTANT: See page 14 "SRAM Cache" for installation procedures. Regardless of your cache combination, set the following jumpers according to the total amount of L2 cache that is present onboard and installed as
a module.
L2 Cache Size
256KB
512KB
JP17
[2-3] (default)
[1-2]
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(Jumpers)
1 2 3
JP17
256KB
1 2 3
JP17
512KB
Total L2 Cache Size Setting (256KB / 512KB)
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3. Voltage Regulator Output Selection (JP20-JP26)
These jumpers set the voltage supplied to the CPU. Determine whether your
CPU has a single power plane or dual power planes and then the voltage that it
uses. Current Intel CPU's marked "Pentium" has only a single power plane and
uses the standard 3.38 volts (STD) or 3.5 volts (VRE). When a single power
plane CPU is installed, the dual power plane selections will be automatically
disabled. When a dual power plane CPU is installed, the single power plane
selections will be automatically disabled. You may have one jumper on the
Single Power Plane and another on the Dual Power Planes at the same time.
Dual Power Planes
JP22 [short] (Default)
JP23 [short]
JP24 [short]
JP25 [short]
JP26 [short]
Voltage
2.8V
2.7V
2.9V
2.5V
Res.
JP20
JP21
JP22
JP23
JP24
JP25
JP26
III. INSTALLATION
(Jumpers)
Single Power Plane Type Voltage
JP20 [short] (Default) STD 3.38V
JP21 [short]
VRE 3.5V
STD
VRE
2.8V
2.7V
2.9V
2.5V
Res.
(Default)
Voltage Regulator Output Selection
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6. CPU External (BUS) Frequency Selection (JP14, JP15, JP16)
These jumpers tell the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU. These
allow the selection of the CPU’s External frequency (or BUS Clock). The BUS
Clock times the BUS Ratio equals the CPU's Internal frequency (the advertised
CPU speed).
7. CPU to BUS Frequency Ratio (JP18, JP19)
These jumpers set the frequency ratio between the Internal frequency of the
CPU and the External frequency (called the BUS Clock) within the CPU. These
must be set together with the above jumpers CPU External (BUS) Frequency
Selection.
JP14
JP15
JP16
JP14
JP15
JP16
JP14
JP15
JP16
JP14
JP15
JP16
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
2
3
JP18
JP19
JP18
JP19
JP18
JP19
JP18
JP19
III. INSTALLATION
(Jumpers)
50MHz
55MHz
60MHz
66MHz
CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection
2.0 x
2.5 x
3.0 x
1.5 x
CPU : BUS Frequency Ratio (1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.0x)
Set the jumpers by the Internal speed of the Intel, AMD, or Cyrix CPU as follows:
CPU Model
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
Freq.
200MHz
180MHz
Ratio
3.0x
3.0x
BUS Freq.
66MHz
60MHz
(BUS Freq.)
JP16 JP15 JP14
[2-3] [2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3] [2-3]
(Freq. Ratio)
JP19 JP18
[1-2] [2-3]
[1-2] [2-3]
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
166MHz
150MHz
2.5x
2.5x
66MHz
60MHz
[2-3] [2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3] [2-3]
[2-3] [2-3]
[2-3] [2-3]
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
133MHz
120MHz
2.0x
2.0x
66MHz
60MHz
[2-3] [2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3] [2-3]
[2-3] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2]
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
Intel Pentium
100MHz
90MHz
75MHz
1.5x
1.5x
1.5x
66MHz
60MHz
50MHz
[2-3] [2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3] [2-3]
[2-3] [2-3] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2]
AMD
AMD
AMD
100MHz
90MHz
75MHz
1.5x
1.5x
1.5x
66MHz
60MHz
50MHz
[2-3] [2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [2-3] [2-3]
[2-3] [2-3] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2]
*Cyrix 166+
133MHz
2.0x
66MHz
[2-3] [2-3] [1-2]
[1-2] [1-2]
*NOTE: Only Cyrix Revision 2.7 or later is supported on this motherboard. See next page for revision
identification. Bootup screen will show 6x86-P166+ -S CPU at 133MHz with the Cyrix
166+ installed on this motherboard.
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III. INSTALLATION
Cyrix CPU Identification (for compatible Cyrix CPU's)
III. INSTALLATION
(System Memory)
The Cyrix CPU that is supported on this motherboard is labeled Cyrix 6x86 P166+
but must be Revision 2.7 and later. Look on the underside of the CPU for the serial
number. The number should read G8DC6620A or larger.
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III. INSTALLATION
2. System Memory (DRAM & SRAM)
This motherboard supports four 72-pin SIMMs (Single Inline Memory Modules) of
4MB, 8MB, 16MB, or 32MB to form a memory size between 8MB to 128MB. The
DRAM can be either 60ns or 70ns Fast Page Mode (FPM) (Asymmetric or Symmetric) or Enhanced Data Output (EDO). SIMMs must be installed in pairs so that each
bank contains two of the same size memory modules. Maximum memory size of
SIMM’s must be 128MB or less.
IMPORTANT: Memory speed setup is required in BIOS Chipset Setup "Auto
Configuration."
Install memory in any or all of the banks in any combination as follows:
III. INSTALLATION
(DRAM Memory)
Bank
Bank 0
SIMM Slots 1&2
Memory Module
4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB
72-pin FPM or EDO SIMM
Total Memory
Bank 1
SIMM Slots 3&4
4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB
72-pin FPM or EDO SIMM
x2
Total System Memory (Max 128MB)
=
x2
IMPORTANT: Do not use memory modules with more than 24 chips per module. Modules with more than 24 chips exceed the design specifications of the
memory subsystem and will be unstable.
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DRAM Memory Installation Procedures:
1. The SIMM memory modules will only fit in one orientation as shown because
of a "Plastic Safety Tab" on one end of the SIMM slots which requires the
"Notched End" of the SIMM memory modules.
Bank 0
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(DRAM Memory)
1 2 3 4
Notched End
Bank 1
72 Pin SIMM DRAM Sockets & Module
2. Press the memory module firmly into place starting from a 45 degree angle
making sure that all the contacts are aligned with the socket.
3. With your finger tips, rock the memory module into a vertical position so that it
clicks into place.
72 Pin DRAM in SIMM Socket
Metal Clip
Plastic Safety Tab (This Side Only)
Mounting Hole
4. The plastic guides should go through the two "Mounting Holes" on the sides and
the "Metal Clips" should snap on the other side.
5. To release the memory module, squeeze both "Metal Clips" outwards and rock
the module out of the "Metal Clips".
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Static RAM (SRAM) for Level 2 (External) Cache
The motherboard you purchase may have either 0KB, 256KB, or 512KB onboard.
If you have both onboard cache chips (see "Map of Motherboard" for locations) and
a Cache Expansion Slot, then you have 256KB. If you only have onboard cache
chips, then you have 512KB. An "ASUS" or "COAST" cache module can be used
to upgrade the 256KB version to 512KB. If there is no onboard cache, you may
install a cache module of either 256KB or 512KB.
IMPORTANT: You must set "Total Level 2 Cache Size Setting" jumper on
when changes are made to your cache size.
42 Pins
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(External Cache)
38 Pins
Pipelined Burst Cache Module
Insert the module as shown. Because the number of pins are different on either side
of the break, the module will only fit in the orientation as shown.
Compatible Cache Modules for this Motherboard
SIMM Cache Module
ASUS CM1 Rev 1.0
ASUS CM1 Rev 1.3
ASUS CM4 Rev 1.5
ASUS CM1 Rev 1.6
ASUS CM1 Rev 3.0 *
COAST 1.1
COAST 1.2
COAST 1.3
COAST 2.0
COAST 2.1
COAST 3.0
COAST 3.1
256KB to 512KB
---------Yes
Yes
---------Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0KB to 256/512KB
------------Yes
---------Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
* NOTE: ASUS CM1 Rev 3.0 has two TAG SRAM's to comply with COAST 3.0 specifications. This extra TAG SRAM will not conflict with the onboard TAG SRAM.
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3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a 321-pin ZIF Socket 7 that is backwards compatible
with ZIF Socket 5 processors. The CPU that came with the motherboard should
have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not the case then purchase
a fan before you turn on your system. Apply thermal jelly to the CPU top and then
install the fan onto the CPU. Orientate the fan so that the heat sink fins allow air
flow to go across the onboard heat sink(s) instead of the expansion slots.
WARNING: Without a fan, the CPU and motherboard heatsink(s) can overheat and cause damage to both the CPU and the motherboard.
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(CPU)
To install a CPU, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF
socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then
upwards to a 90-degree right angle. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation as
shown. Use the notched corner of the CPU with the white dot as your guide. The
white dot should point towards the end the of the lever. Notice that there is a blank
area where one hole is missing from that corner of the square array of pin holes and
a "1" printed on the motherboard next to that corner. Because the CPU has a corner
pin for three of the four corners, the CPU will only fit in the one orientation as
shown. The picture is for reference only; you should have a CPU fan that will cover
the face of the CPU. With the added weight of the CPU fan, no force is required to
insert the CPU. Once completely inserted, hold down on the fan and close the
socket's lever.
IMPORTANT: You must set jumpers for "CPU to BUS Frequency Ratio" and
jumpers for "BUS Frequency Selection" on page 10 depending on the CPU
that you install.
Lever
Lock
Blank
White Dot
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4. Expansion Cards
WARNING: 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.
IMPORTANT: This motherboard requires a Riser card in order to add expansion
cards. Insert the Riser card provided by your retailer into the Riser slot with the
notch over the safety tab. The Riser card cannot be inserted in the wrong orientation
because of the safety tab. The following is an example only. Your riser card may
look different. Check your system manual for specific settings that may be needed.
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(Expansion Cards)
Expansion Card Installation Procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
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Read the documentation for your expansion card.
Set any necessary jumpers on your expansion card.
Remove your computer system's cover.
Remove the bracket on the slot you intend to use. Keep the bracket for
possible future use.
Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed in step 4.
Replace the computer system's cover.
Setup the BIOS if necessary (such as "IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes" in PNP AND
PCI SETUP)
Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
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Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may need to use IRQs. System IRQs are available to cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, and any remaining IRQs are
then used by PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards. The original
ISA expansion card design, now referred to as “Legacy” ISA cards, requires that
you configure the card’s jumpers manually and then install it in any available slot on
the ISA bus. You may use Microsoft's Diagnostic (MSD.EXE) utility included in
the Windows directory to see a map of your used and free IRQs. For Windows 95
users, the "Control Panel" icon in "My Computer," contains a "System" icon which
gives you a "Device Manager" tab. Double clicking on a specific device give you
"Resources" tab which shows the Interrupt number and address. Make sure that no
two devices use the same IRQs or your computer will experience problems when
those two devices are in use at the same time.
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(DMA Channels)
To simplify this process this motherboard has complied with the Plug and Play (PNP)
specification which was developed to allow automatic system configuration whenever a PNP-compliant card is added to the system. For PNP cards, IRQs are assigned automatically from those available.
If the system has both Legacy and PNP ISA cards installed, IRQs are
assigned to PNP cards from those not used by Legacy cards. The PCI and PNP
configuration of the BIOS setup utility can be used to indicate which IRQs are being
used by Legacy cards. For older Legacy cards that does not work with the BIOS,
you can contact your vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility.
An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used
by Legacy and PNP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically
assigns an IRQ to a PCI slot that has a card in it that requires an IRQ. To install a
PCI card, you need to set something called the INT (interrupt) assignment. Since all
the PCI slots on this motherboard use an INTA #, be sure that the jumpers on your
PCI cards are set to INT A.
Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both Legacy and PNP may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory
Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way
as the IRQ assignment process described above. You can select a DMA channel in
the PCI and PNP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility.
IMPORTANT: Choose "Yes" for those IRQ's and DMA's you wish to reserve
for Legacy (Non-PnP) ISA expansion cards in “IRQ xx Used By ISA” and “DMA
x Used By ISA” of the PNP and PCI Setup in the BIOS SOFTWARE section,
otherwise conflicts may occur.
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5. External Connectors
WARNING: Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are
clearly separated from jumpers in "Map of the Motherboard" on page 4. Placing jumper caps over these will cause damage to your motherboard.
IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe
on the Pin 1 side of the connector. The four corners of the connectors are labeled on the motherboard. Pin 1 is the side closest to the power connector on
hard drives and floppy drives. IDE ribbon cable must be less than 18in. (46cm),
with the second drive connector no more than 6in. (15cm) from the first connector.
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(Connectors)
1. PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6-pin Female)
This connection is for a standard keyboard using an PS/2 plug (mini DIN). This
connector will not allow standard AT size (large DIN) keyboard plugs. You
may use a DIN to mini DIN adapter on standard AT keyboards.
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
2. PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin Female)
The system will direct IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse if one is detected. If not detected, expansion cards can use IRQ12. See "PS/2 Mouse Control" in BIOS
Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE.
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
3. Serial Port COM1 and COM2 Connectors (Two 9-pin Male)
The two serial ports can be used for pointing devices or other serial devices. See
"Onboard Serial Port" in Chipset Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE.
COM 1
COM 2
Serial Ports (9-pin Male)
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4. Parallel Printer Connector (25-pin Female)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through "Onboard Parallel
Port" in Chipset Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE. NOTE: Serial printers
must be connected to the serial port.
Parallel (Printer) Port (25-pin Female)
5. VGA Monitor Output (15-pin Female)
These is a built-in video chip on this motherboard so that a separate video card is
not necessary. Connect your monitor cable to the onboard monitor output
connector.
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(Connectors)
VGA Monitor Output (15-pin Female)
6. Floppy Drive Connector (34-pin block )
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plugged).
Pin 1
Floppy Drive Connector
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7. Primary / Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-pin Block)
These connectors support the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable.
After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs at the other
end to your hard disk(s). If you install two hard disks, you must configure the
second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper accordingly. Please refer to the
documentation of your hard disk for the jumper settings. BIOS now supports
SCSI device or IDE CD-ROM bootup (see "HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First" &
"Boot Sequence" in the BIOS Features Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE) (Pin
20 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using
ribbon cables with pin 20 plugged).
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(Connectors)
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters using one ribbon
cable on the primary IDE connector and another ribbon cable on the secondary
IDE connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and
another on a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through BIOS Features Setup.
Pin 1
Secondary IDE Connector
Primary IDE Connector
8. IDE Activity LED (IDE LED)
This connector supplies power to the cabinet’s IDE activity LED. Read and
write activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE connectors
will cause the LED to light up.
+
IDE (Hard Drive) LED
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9. System Power LED (TB LED)
The motherboard's turbo function is always on. The turbo LED connection is
labeled here but the LED will remain constantly lit while the system power is
on. You may wish to connect the Power LED from the system case to this lead.
See the figure below.
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(Connectors)
10. SMI Suspend Switch Lead (SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or "Green"
mode where system activity will be instantly decreased to save electricity and
expand the life of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin
connector (see the figure below) connects to the case-mounted suspend switch.
If you do not have a switch for the connector, you may use the "Turbo Switch"
since it does not have a function. SMI is activated when it detects a short to
open moment and therefore leaving it shorted will not cause any problems. May
require one or two pushes depending on the position of the switch. Wake-up can
be controlled by settings in the BIOS but the keyboard will always allow wakeup (the SMI lead cannot wake-up the system). If you want to use this connector,
"Suspend Switch" in the POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP of the BIOS software should be on the default setting of Enable. See the figure below.
11. Reset Switch Lead (RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch This is a preferred
method of rebooting in order to prolong the life of the system's power supply.
See the figure below.
12. Keyboard Lock Switch Lead & System Power LED (KEYLOCK)
This 5-pin connector connects to the case-mounted keyboard lock switch for
locking the keyboard and also to connect the system power LED. The system
power LED lights when the system is powered on. See the figure below.
13. Speaker Connector (SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker.
System
Power LED
SMI Lead
Reset SW
GND
+5V
NC
GND
LOCK
GND
GND
+5V
GND
GND
SPKR
+5V
GND
System
Power LED
Keyboard Lock
Speaker
Connector
System Case Connections
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14. IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (IR)
This connector supports the optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support this feature. You must also configure the setting through BIOS setup on
page 36 to select whether UART2 is directed for use with COM2 or IrDA. Use
the five pins (as defined by Intel) as shown on the Back View and connect a
ribbon cable from the module to the motherboard according to the pin definitions. The ribbon cable that may be supplied may either have five or ten pins
(for other standards). If using a ten-pin ribbon cable, use only the top five row
of the ribbon cable plug.
Front View
Back View
+5V
NC
GND
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(Connectors)
IRRX
IRTX
+5V
NC
IRTX
GND
IRRX
Infrared Module Connector
15. Power Input Connector (12-pin block)
This connector connects to a standard 5 Volt power supply. To connect the leads
from the power supply, ensure first that the power supply is not plugged. Most
power supplies provide two plugs (P8 and P9), each containing six wires, two of
which are black. Orient the connectors so that the black wires are located in the
middle.
PG
+5V
+12V
-12V
P8
GND
-5V
P9
+5V
AT Power Connector
on Motherboard
ORG
RED
YLW
BLU
BLK
BLK
BLK
BLK
WHT
RED
RED
RED
Power Plugs from
Power Supply
Using a slight angle, align the plastic guide pins on the lead to their receptacles
on the connector. Once aligned, press the lead onto the connector until the lead
locks into place.
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Power Connection Procedures
1. After all jumpers and connections are made, close the system case cover.
2. Make sure that all switches are in the off position as marked by
.
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of
your system case as instructed by your system user's manual.
4. Connect all power cords into a power strip that is equipped by a surge protector.
5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order:
a. Your monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. Your system power
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(Power Connections)
6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light and the monitor
LED as well. The system will then run power-on tests. While the tests are
running, additional messages will appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the power, the system may
have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or
call your authorized dealer for assistance.
7. During power-on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter BIOS setup. Follow the
next section "BIOS SOFTWARE" for instructions.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Support Software
FILELIST.TXT - View this file to see the files included in the support software.
PFLASH.EXE - This is the Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by
uploading a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM chip on the motherboard. To determine the BIOS version, check the last four numbers of the code
displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent a newer BIOS file.
NOTE: A binary BIOS file is no longer included with the support software.
Save the motherboard's BIOS file to a floppy diskette as soon as your system is
operational. See "Flash Memory Writer Utility" in this section to “Save
Current BIOS to File.”
Flash Memory Writer Utility
ASUSTeK PNP BIOS
FLASH MEMORY WRITER V1.5
Copyright (C) 1995, ASUSTeK COMPUTER Inc.
Flash Type -- SST 29EE010
Current BIOS Revision: #401A0-xxxx
Choose one of the following:
IV. BIOS
(Flash Memory Writer)
1. Save Current BIOS To File
2. Update BIOS Main Block From File
3. Advanced Features
Enter Choice: [1]
Press ESC To Exit
xxxx denotes the current BIOS version stored in the Flash EPROM
IMPORTANT: Flash Type may also be "INTEL 28F001BXT." If "unknown"
is shown after "Flash type --," then this ROM chip is not programmable or not
supported with the PnP BIOS and therefore cannot be programmed by the
Flash Memory Writer.
Main Menu
1. Save Current BIOS to File (Perform as soon as system is operational)
This option allows you to copy the contents of the Flash memory chip onto a diskette. This gives you a backup copy of the original motherboard BIOS in case you
need to re-install it.
Create a bootable system floppy diskette by typing [FORMAT A:/S] from the
DOS environment without creating "AUTOEXEC.BAT" and "CONFIG.SYS"
files, then save the PFLASH.EXE and the BIOS to the floppy diskette.
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2. Update BIOS Main Block from File
This option updates the BIOS from a file on the disk. This can either be a new file
or a backup file created by the “Save Current BIOS to File” option. This will not
update the Boot Block if the Boot Block is different. You will be prompted with the
following if advanced features if necessary.
Boot Block of New BIOS is different from old one !!!
Please Use 'Advanced Feature' to flash whole bios !!!
3. Advanced Features
Selecting this option brings up the Advanced Features screen for clearing the PnP
configuration record and updating the motherboard BIOS.
Advanced Features Menu
Advanced Features
Flash Type -- SST 29EE010
Current BIOS Revision: #401A0-xxxx
Choose one of the following:
1. Clear PNP ESCD Parameter Block
IV. BIOS
(Flash Memory Writer)
2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD
Enter Choice: [2]
Press ESC To Exit
xxxx denotes the current BIOS version stored in the Flash EPROM
1. Clear PNP ESCD Parameter Block
This option erases the Plug-and-Play (PnP) configuration record.
2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD
This option updates the Boot Block, the motherboard BIOS and the PnP ESCD
Parameter Block from a new BIOS file.
NOTE: "Update BIOS Main Block from File" and "Update BIOS Including Boot
Block and ESCD" requires that the system is running in real mode. This utility will
not operate if the system is under protected mode or virtual mode. You should boot
from a system floppy diskette without "AUTOEXEC.BAT" and "CONFIG.SYS" files.
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Updating your Motherboard's BIOS
1. Download an updated BIOS file from Bulletin Board Services (BBS) or the
internet (WWW) and save to the diskette you created in step 1 of the Main
Menu. See ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page II.
2. Turn off your computer and open the system cabinet to Enable "Boot Block
Programming" jumper as shown in section III.
2. Boot from the floppy diskette you created in step 1 of the main menu.
3. At the "A:\" prompt, type: PFLASH <Enter>
4. Enter "2" from the Main Menu or "2" from the Advanced Features Menu.
5. The program displays a second screen prompting you for the name of the BIOS
file. Type in the complete name of the file, including the file name extension,
and then press the <Enter> key. The utility then uploads the BIOS file from
disk. The following message will appear:
DO NOT TURN OFF THE SYSTEM IF THERE IS A PROBLEM!
IV. BIOS
(Flash Memory Writer)
If you encounter problems while downloading the new BIOS, DO NOT turn off
your system since this might prevent your system from
booting up. Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, upload the
original BIOS file you saved to disk in step 1 of the Main Menu.
WARNING: If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully
download a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up. If
this happens, your system will require service from your vendor.
6. After successfully downloading the new BIOS file, exit the Flash Memory Writer
utility and then turn off your system. Set the jumper back to its default setting
of Programming “Disabled.”
7. Turn on your computer and hold down <delete> to enter BIOS setup. You must
select "Setup Default" to affect the new BIOS, then you may set other items
from the Main Menu.
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6. BIOS Setup
The motherboard supports two programmable Flash ROM chips: 5 Volt and 12
Volt. Either of these memory chips can be updated when BIOS upgrades are released. Use the Flash Memory Writer utility to download the new BIOS file into the
ROM chip as described in detail in this section.
All computer motherboards provide a Setup utility program for specifying the system configuration and settings. If your motherboard came in a computer system, the
proper configuration entries may have already been made. If so, invoke the Setup
utility, as described later, and take note of the configuration settings for future reference; in particular, the hard disk specifications.
If you are installing the motherboard, reconfiguring your system or you receive a
Run Setup message, you will need to enter new setup information. This section
describes how to configure your system using this utility.
IV. BIOS
(BIOS Setup)
The BIOS ROM of the system stores the Setup utility. When you turn on the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press the <Delete> key to call up the
Setup utility. If you are a little bit late pressing the mentioned key(s), POST will
continue with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you
still need to call Setup, reset the system by simultaneously pressing the <Ctrl>, <Alt>
and <Delete> keys, or by pushing the Reset button on the system case. You can also
restart by turning the system off and then back on again. But do so only if the first
two methods fail.
When you invoke Setup, the CMOS SETUP UTILITY main program screen will
appear with the following options:
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Load Defaults
The “Load BIOS Defaults” option loads the minimized settings for troubleshooting.
“Load Setup Defaults”, on the other hand, is for loading optimized defaults for
regular use. Choosing defaults at this level, will modify all applicable settings.
A section at the bottom of the above screen displays the control keys for this screen.
Take note of these keys and their respective uses. Another section just below the
control keys section displays information on the currently highlighted item in the list.
Standard CMOS Setup
This “Standard CMOS Setup” option allows you to record some basic system hardware configuration and set the system clock and error handling. If the motherboard
is already installed in a working system, you will not need to select this option
anymore. However, if the configuration stored in the CMOS memory on the board
gets lost or damaged, or if you change your system hardware configuration, you will
need to respecify the configuration values. The configuration values usually get lost
or corrupted when the power of the onboard CMOS battery weakens.
IV. BIOS
(Standard CMOS)
The above screen provides you with a list of options. At the bottom of this screen
are the control keys for use on this screen. Take note of these keys and their respective uses.
User-configurable fields appear in a different color. If you need information on the
selected field, press the <F1> key. The help menu will then appear to provide you
with the information you need. The memory display at the lower right-hand side of
the screen is read-only and automatically adjusts accordingly.
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Details of Standard CMOS Setup:
Date
To set the date, highlight the “Date” field and then press the page up/page down or
+/- keys to set the current date. Follow the month, day and year format. Valid
values for month, day and year are:
Month:
Day:
Year:
1 to 12
1 to 31
up to 2099
Time
To set the time, highlight the “Time” field and then press the page up/page down or
+/- keys to set the current time. Follow the hour, minute and second format. Valid
values for hour, minute and second are:
Hour:
Minute:
Second:
00 to 23
00 to 59
00 to 59
time, just press the <Enter> key twice if you do not want to modify the current
You can bypass the date and time prompts by creating an AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
For information on how to create this file, please refer to the MS-DOS manual.
IV. BIOS
(Standard CMOS)
Hard Disk Drives
This field records the specifications for all non-SCSI hard disk drives installed in
your system. The onboard PCI IDE connectors provide Primary and Secondary
channels for connecting up to four IDE hard disks or other IDE devices. Each channel can support up to two hard disks; the first of which is the “master” and the
second is the “slave”.
Specifications for SCSI hard disks need not to be entered here since they operate
using device drivers and are not supported by any the BIOS. If you install the
optional PCI-SC200 SCSI controller card into the motherboard (see section VI for
instructions). If you install other vendor’s SCSI controller card, please refer to their
respective documentations on how to install the required SCSI drivers.
To enter specifications for a hard disk drive, you must select first a “type”. You can
select “User” and specify the specifications yourself manually, or you can select
from the provided predefined drive specifications. To select, simply press the <Page
Up> or <Page Down> key to change the option listed after the drive letter.
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For IDE hard disk drive setup, you can:
• Use the Auto setting for detection during bootup.
• Use the IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION in the main menu to automatically
enter the drive specifications.
• Enter the specifications yourself manually by using the “User” option.
The entries for specifying the hard disk type include CYLS (number of cylinders),
HEAD (number of read/write heads), PRECOMP (write precompensation), LANDZ
(landing zone), SECTOR (number of sectors) and MODE. The SIZE field automatically adjusts according to the configuration you specify. The documentation
that comes with your hard disk should provide you with the information regarding
the drive specifications.
The MODE entry is for IDE hard disks only, and can be ignored for MFM and ESDI
drives. This entry provides three options: Normal, Large, LBA, or Auto (see below). Set MODE to the Normal for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB; set
it to LBA for drives over 528MB that support Logical Block Addressing (LBA) to
allow larger IDE hard disks; set it to Large for drives over 528MB that do not support LBA. Large type of drive can only be used with MS-DOS and is very uncommon. Most IDE drives over 528MB support the LBA mode.
IV. BIOS
(Standard CMOS)
Auto detection of hard disks on bootup
For each field: Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary
Slave, you can select Auto under the TYPE and MODE fields. This will enable auto
detection of your IDE drives during bootup. This will allow you to change your
hard drives (with the power off) and then power on without having to reconfigure
your hard drive type. If you use older hard drives which do not support this feature,
then you must configure the hard drive in the standard method as described above
by the "User" option.
NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into BIOS, new
IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK) and then formatted
before data can be read from and write on. Primary IDE hard disk drives must have
its partition set to active (also possible with FDISK).
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
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Drive A / Drive B (None)
These fields record the types of floppy disk drives installed in your system. The
available options for drives A and B are: 360KB, 5.25 in.; 1.2MB, 5.25 in.; 720KB,
3.5 in.; 1.44MB, 3.5 in.; 2.88MB, 3.5 in.; None
To enter the configuration value for a particular drive, highlight its corresponding
field and then select the drive type using the left- or right-arrow key.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled)
This is the Japanese standard floppy drive. The standard stores 1.2MB in a 3.5"
diskette. This is normally disabled but you may choose from either: Drive A, Drive
B, Both, and Disabled
Video (EGA/VGA)
Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. The options
are: EGA/VGA, Mono (for Hercules or MDA), CGA 40, and CGA 80
If you are using a VGA or any higher resolution card, choose the “EGA/VGA”
option.
IV. BIOS
(Standard CMOS)
Halt On (All Errors)
This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt. Choose
from : All Errors, No Errors, All, But Keyboard, All, But Diskette, and All, But Disk/
Key
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BIOS Features Setup
This “BIOS Features Setup” option consists of configuration entries that allow you
to improve your system performance, or let you set up some system features according to your preference. Some entries here are required by the motherboard’s design
to remain in their default settings.
IV. BIOS
(BIOS Features)
A section at the lower right of the screen displays the control keys you can use. Take
note of these keys and their respective uses. If you need information on a particular
entry, highlight it and then press the <F1> key. A pop-up help menu will appear to
provide you with the information you need. To load the last set values, press the
<F5> key. <F6> and <F7> load the BIOS default values and Setup default values,
respectively.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of BIOS Features Setup
Virus Warning (Disabled)
This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk against accidental modifications. Any attempt to write to them will cause the system to halt and
display a warning message. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to
continue or use a bootable virus-free floppy disk to reboot and investigate your
system. This setting is recommended because conflicts with new operating systems. Installation of new operating systems require that you disable this to prevent
write errors.
CPU Internal Cache (Enabled)
These fields allow you to Enable or Disable the CPU’s “Level 1” primary cache.
Caching allows better performance.
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External Cache (Enabled)
These fields allow you to Enable or Disable the CPU’s “Level 2” secondary cache.
Caching allows better performance.
Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled)
This field speeds up the Power-On Self Test (POST) routine by skipping retesting a
second, third, and forth time. Setup default setting for this field is Enabled. A
complete test of the system is done on each test.
HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First (New Feature!)
When using both SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, IDE is always the boot disk using
drive letter C (default setting of IDE). This new feature allows a SCSI hard disk
drive to be the boot disk when set to SCSI. This allows multiple operating systems
to be used on both IDE and SCSI drives or the primary operating system to boot
using a SCSI hard disk drive.
Boot Sequence (C,A)
This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options
are C,CDROM,A; CDROM,C,A; A,C; C,A The setup default setting is to check first
the hard disk and then the floppy drive; that is, C, A.
IV. BIOS
(BIOS Features)
Swap Floppy Drive (Disabled)
When enabled, the BIOS swaps floppy drive assignments so that Drive A becomes
Drive B, and Drive B becomes Drive A under DOS.
Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled)
When enabled, the BIOS will seek the floppy "A" drive one time.
Floppy Disk Access Control (R/W)
This allows protection of files from the computer system to be copied to floppy
drives by allowing the setting of Read Only to only allow reads from the floppy but
not writes. The setup default R/W allows both reads and writes.
Boot Up NumLock Status (On)
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system boot.
Boot Up System Speed (High)
This has no function and should be left on the setup default.
IDE HDD Block Mode Sectors (HDD MAX)
This field enhances hard disk performance by making multi-sector transfers instead
of one sector per transfer. Most IDE drives, except older versions, can utilize this
feature. Selections are HDD MAX, Disabled 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32.
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Typematic Rate Setting (Disabled)
When enabled, you can set the two typematic controls listed next. Setup default
setting is Disabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
This field controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Setup default setting is 6; other
settings are 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, and 30.
Typematic Delay (Msec) (250ms)
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second characters. Four
delay rate options are available: 250ms, 500ms, 750ms and 1000ms.
Security Option (System)
This field determines when the system prompts for the password. The default setting is System, where the system prompts for the User Password every time you boot
up. The other option is Setup, where the system always boots up, and prompts for
the Supervisor Password only when the Setup utility is called up. You can specify a
password by using the Supervisor Password or User Password option from the main
screen as explained later in this section.
IV. BIOS
(BIOS Features)
PS/2 Mouse Function Control (Auto)
The default of Auto allows the system to detect a PS/2 Mouse on bootup. If detected, IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 Mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards if a PS/2 Mouse is not detected. Disabled will reserve IRQ12 for expansion cards and therefore the PS/2 Mouse will not function.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled)
Some display cards that are nonstandard VGA such as graphics accelerators or MPEG
Video Cards may not show colors properly. The setting Enabled should correct this
problem. Otherwise leave this on the setup default setting of Disabled.
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M (Disabled)
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than 64MB,
you need to Enable this option otherwise leave this on the setup default of Disabled.
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Video BIOS Shadow (Enabled)
This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information access is faster than
the ROM.
C8000-CBFFF to DC000-DFFFF (Disabled)
These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you install
other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know which addresses
the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a ROM reduces the memory
available between 640KB and 1024KB by the amount used for this purpose.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Chipset Features Setup
(BIOS Features)
This “Chipset Features Setup” option controls the configuration of the board’s chipset.
Control keys for this screen are the same as for the previous screen.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Chipset Features Setup
IV. BIOS
(Chipset Features)
Auto Configuration (60ns DRAM)
The default setting of 60ns DRAM sets the optimal timings for items 2 through 9 for
60ns DRAM modules. If you are using 70ns DRAM modules, you must change this
item to 70ns DRAM. See sectoin III for DRAM installation information.
SDRAM CAS# Latency (Leave on default setting of 3T)
SDRAM RAS-to-CAS Override (Leave on default setting of Disabled)
PCI 2.1 Passive Release (Leave on default setting of Disabled)
16-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK)
Timing for 16-bit ISA cards
8-bit I/O Recovery Time (1 BUSCLK)
Timing for 8-bit ISA cards
Video BIOS Cacheable (Enabled)
Allows the Video BIOS to be cached to allow faster execution. Leave on default
setting of Enabled for better performance. (Otherwise Disabled)
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Memory Hole at Address (None)
This features reserves either 14MB-16MB or 15MB-16MB memory address space to
ISA expansion cards that specifically require this setting. Memory from 14MB and up
or 15MB and up will be unavailable to the system because expansion cards can only
access memory up to 16MB.
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Onboard FDC Controller (Enabled)
When enabled, this field allows you to connect your floppy disk drives to the onboard floppy drive connector instead of a separate controller card. If you want to
use a different controller card to connect the floppy drives, set this field to Disabled.
(Chipset Features)
Onboard FDC Swap A: B: (No Swap)
This field reverses the drive letter assignments of your floppy disk drives. Two
options are available: No Swap and Swap AB. If you want to switch drive letter
assignments, set this field to Swap AB, and the swap will be controlled in hardware.
This works separately from the BIOS Features floppy disk swap feature. It is functionally the same as physically interchanging the connectors of the floppy disk drives.
Onboard Serial Port 1 (3F8H/IRQ4)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
IV. BIOS
(Chipset Features)
Onboard Serial Port 2 (2F8H/IRQ3)
Settings are 3F8H/IRQ4, 2F8H/IRQ3, 3E8H/IRQ4, 2E8H/IRQ10, and Disabled for
the onboard serial connector.
Onboard Parallel Port (378H/IRQ7)
This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. You can select
either: 3BCH / IRQ 7, 378H / IRQ 7, 278H / IRQ 5, Disabled. If you install an I/O
card with a parallel port, ensure that there is no conflict in the address assignments.
The PC can support up to three parallel ports as long as there are no conflicts for
each port.
Parallel Port Mode (ECP+EPP)
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The setting
Normal, allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; EPP allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed; ECP allows the parallel port to
operate in bidirectional mode and at a speed faster than the maximum data transfer
rate; ECP+EPP allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode.
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ECP DMA Select (3)
This selection is available only if you select ECP or ECP+EPP in the
Parallel Port Mode. Select either DMA Channel 1, 3, or Disable.
UART2 Use Infrared (Disabled)
When enabled, this field activates the onboard infrared feature and sets the second
serial UART to support the infrared module connector on the motherboard. If your
system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector,
it will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. By default, this field is set
to Disabled, which leaves the second serial port UART to support the COM2 serial
port connector. See section III of the baseboard manual for the IrDA-compliant
infrared module connector.
IV. BIOS
(Chipset Features)
Onboard PCI IDE Enable (Both)
You can select to enable the Primary IDE channel, Secondary IDE channel, Both, or
Disable both channels (for systems with only SCSI drives).
IV. BIOS
(Chipset Features)
IDE 0 Master/Slave Mode, IDE 1 Master/Slave Mode (Auto)
Each channel (0 and 1) has both a master and a slave making four IDE devices
possible. Because each IDE device may have a different Mode timing (0, 1, 2, 3, 4),
it is necessary for these to be independent. The default setting of Auto will allow
auto-detection to ensure optimal performance.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Power Management Setup
This “Power Management Setup” option allows you to reduce power consumption.
This feature turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period
of inactivity.
IV. BIOS
(Chipset Features)
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of Power Management Setup
IV. BIOS
(Power Management)
Power Management (User Defined)
This field acts as the master control for the power management modes. Max Saving
puts the system into power saving mode after a brief period of system inactivity;
Min Saving is almost the same as Max Saving except that this time the system inactivity period is longer; Disabled disables the power saving features; User Defined
allows you to set power saving options according to your preference.
IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to
keep the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by the BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to
add DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE in you CONFIG.SYS. For Windows 3.x
and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature. A battery
and power cord icon labeled "Power" will appear in the "Control Panel."
Choose "Advanced" in the Power Management Field.
Video Off Option (Susp, Stby->Off )
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power management. The settings are Susp, Stby->Off, Suspend->Off, Always on, and All modes->off.
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Video Off Method (V/H SYNC + Blank)
This field defines the video off features. Three options are available: V/H SYNC +
Blank, DPMS, and Blank Only. The first option, which is the default setting, blanks
the screen and turns off vertical and horizontal scanning; DPMS (Display Power
Management System) allows the BIOS to control the video display card if it supports the DPMS feature; Blank Screen only blanks the screen. Use the latter for
monitors that do not support the “Green” (no power management) feature. NOTE:
Screen saver software does not work with this feature. While the monitor is shut off,
this software cannot display.
Suspend Switch (Enabled)
This field enables or disables the SMI connector on the motherboard. This connector connects to the lead from the Suspend switch mounted on the system case.
Doze Speed, Stdby Speed
These two fields set the CPU speed during each mode. The number indicates what
the normal CPU speed is divided by.
PM Timers
This section controls the time-out settings for the Power Management scheme. The
fields included in this section are “HDD Power Down”, which places the hard disk
into its lowest power consumption mode, and the Doze, Standby and Suspend system inactivation modes.
The system automatically “wakes up” from any power saving mode when there is
system activity such as when a key is pressed from the keyboard, or when there is
activity detected from the enabled IRQ channels.
IV. BIOS
(Power Management)
HDD Power Down shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity. This time period is user-configurable to 1-15 Mins or Disable.
This feature does not affect SCSI hard drives.
The Doze Mode, Standby Mode, and Suspend Mode fields set the period of time
after which each of these modes activate. At Max Saving, these modes activate
sequentially (in the given order) after one minute; at Min Saving after one hour.
PM Events
This section sets the wake-up call of the system. If activity is detected from any
enabled IRQ channels in the left-hand group, the system wakes up from suspended
mode. You can enable power management for IRQs 3 ~ 15 individually in the list at
the right of the screen. The power management feature will work on the enabled
IRQ channels.
Take note that a Microsoft serial mouse or compatible will use either COM1 (IRQ4)
or COM2 (IRQ3), and a PS/2 mouse will use IRQ12. If you know which IRQ your
mouse is using, you can enable the Wake-up Event for that IRQ here and the system
will wake up when you move the mouse or click its button.
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Sleep Items (IRQ3-IRQ15)
You can individually Enable or Disable each IRQ to include in the sleep function.
IRQ8 (Real Time Alarm) is usually set to Disable so that any software alarm clock
or event calendar can wake up the system.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
PNP and PCI Setup
This “PNP and PCI Setup” option configures the PCI bus slots. All PCI bus slots on
the system use INTA#, thus all installed PCI cards must be set to this value.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of PNP and PCI Setup
IV. BIOS
(Plug & Play / PCI)
[Slot Interrupts] (Auto)
The first four fields on the screen set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot.
Slot 1 (Right) is nearest the memory sockets. The default setting for each field is
Auto, which uses auto-routing to determine IRQ use. The other options are manual
settings of NA, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, or 15 for each slot.
PCI Latency Timer (32 PCI Clock)
"32 PCI Clock" enables maximum PCI performance for this motherboard.
IRQ xx Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is being used
by a Legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Two options are available: No/ICU and Yes. The
first option, the default value, indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or
an ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if an ISA card is
using that IRQ. If you install a Legacy ISA card that requires a unique IRQ, and you
are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that IRQ to Yes. For example: If you
install a Legacy ISA card that requires IRQ 10, then set IRQ10 Used By ISA to Yes.
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DMA x Used By ISA (No/ICU)
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is
being used by a Legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Available options include: No/ICU
and Yes. The first option, the default setting, indicates either that the displayed
DMA channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA card is
using that channel. If you install a Legacy ISA card that requires a unique DMA
channel, and you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that channel to Yes.
(Power Management)
ISA MEM Block BASE (No/ICU)
This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a Legacy ISA card that
uses any memory segment within the C800H and DFFFH address range. If you
have such a card, and you are not using an ICU to specify its address range, select a
base address from the six available options; the ISA MEM Block SIZE field will
then appear for selecting the block size. If you have more than one Legacy ISA card
in your system that requires to use this address range, you can increase the block
size to either 8K, 16K, 36K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task,
leave ISA MEM Block BASE to its default setting of No/ICU.
NCR SCSI BIOS (Auto)
The default uses Auto settings for the onboard NCR SCSI BIOS (see section VI). If
you wish not to use the onboard NCR SCSI BIOS, choose Disabled
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(Plug & Play / PCI)
USB Function (Disabled)
This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices but current operating systems do not. The default is set to Disabled until support disks and USB
devices are available in which time you can set this function to Enabled.
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Load BIOS Defaults
This “Load BIOS Defaults” option allows you to load the troubleshooting default
values permanently stored in the BIOS ROM. These default settings are non-optimal and disable all high performance features. To load these default settings, highlight “Load BIOS Defaults” on the main screen and then press the <Enter> key. The
system displays a confirmation message on the screen. Press the <Y> key and then
the <Enter> key to confirm. Press the <N> key and then the <Enter> key to abort.
This feature does not affect the fields on the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
Load Setup Defaults
This “Load Setup Defaults” option allows you to load the default values to the system configuration fields. These default values are the optimized configuration settings for the system. To load these default values, highlight “Load Setup Defaults”
on the main screen and then press the <Enter> key. The system displays a confirmation message on the screen. Press the <Y> key and then the <Enter> key to confirm.
Press the <N> key and then the <Enter> key to abort. This feature does not affect
the fields on the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
IV. BIOS
(Load Defaults)
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
Supervisor Password and User Password
IV. BIOS
(Passwords)
These two options set the system passwords. “Supervisor Password” sets a password that will be used to protect the system and the Setup utility; “User Password”
sets a password that will be used exclusively on the system. By default, the system
comes without any passwords. To specify a password, highlight the type you want
and then press the <Enter> key. A password prompt appears on the screen. Taking
note that the password is case sensitive, and can be up to 8 alphanumeric characters
long, type in your password and then press the <Enter> key. The system confirms
your password by asking you to type it again. After setting a password, the screen
automatically reverts to the main screen.
To implement the password protection, specify in the “Security Option” field of the
BIOS Features Setup screen when the system will prompt for the password. If you
want to disable either password, press the <Enter> key instead of entering a new
password when the “Enter Password” prompt appears. A message confirms the
password has been disabled.
NOTE: If you forget the password, see CMOS RAM in section III for procedures
on clearing the CMOS.
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IV. BIOS SOFTWARE
IDE HDD Auto Detection
This “IDE HDD Auto Detection” option detects the parameters of an IDE hard disk
drive, and automatically enters them into the Standard CMOS Setup screen.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (PAP55TV0)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
HARD DISKS
TYPE
SIZE
CYLS
HEAD
PRECOMP
LANDZ
SECTOR
MODE
Primary Master :
Select Primary Master Option (N=Skip) : N
OPTIONS
2(Y)
1
3
Note:
SIZE
CYLS
HEAD
849
849
849
823
1647
823
32
16
32
PRECOMP
0
65535
65535
LANDZ
1646
1646
1646
SECTOR
63
63
63
MODE
LBA
NORMAL
LARGE
Some OSes (like SCO-UNIX) must use "NORMAL" for installation
ESC : Skip
Up to four IDE drives can be detected, with parameters for each listed inside the
box. To accept the optimal entries, press the <Y> key or else select from the numbers displayed under the OPTIONS field (2, 1, 3 in this case); to skip to the next
drive, press the <N> key. If you accept the values, the parameters will appear listed
beside the drive letter on the screen. The process then proceeds to the next drive
letter. Pressing the <N> key to skip rather than to accept a set of parameters causes
the program to enter zeros after that drive letter.
IV. BIOS
(Hard Drive Detect)
Remember that if you are using another IDE controller that does not feature Enhanced IDE support for four devices, you can only install two IDE hard disk drives.
Your IDE controller must support the Enhanced IDE features in order to use Drive E
and Drive F. The onboard PCI IDE controller supports Enhanced IDE, with two
connectors for connecting up to four IDE devices. If you want to use another controller that supports four drives, you must disable the onboard IDE controller in the
Chipset Features Setup screen.
When auto-detection is completed, the program automatically enters all entries you
accepted on the field for that drive in the Standard CMOS Setup screen. Skipped
entries are ignored and are not entered in the screen.
If you are auto-detecting a hard disk that supports the LBA mode, three lines will
appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists LBA for an LBA drive. Do
not select Large or Normal.
The auto-detection feature can only detect one set of parameters for a particular IDE
hard drive. Some IDE drives can use more than one set. This is not a problem if the
drive is new and there is nothing on it.
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IMPORTANT: If your hard drive was already formatted on an older previous
system, incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data
stored on the hard drive.
If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the drive was formatted, the
drive will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones
that should be used for your drive, do not accept them. Press the <N> key to reject
the presented settings and enter the correct ones manually from the Standard CMOS
Setup screen.
Save and Exit Setup
IV. BIOS
(Save & Exit)
IV. BIOS
(Load Setup Defaults)
Select this option to save into the CMOS memory all modifications you specify
during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight the “Save
& Exit Setup” option on the main screen and then press the <Enter> key.
Exit Without Saving
Select this option to exit the Setup utility without saving the modifications you specify
during the current session. To exit without saving, highlight the “Exit Without Saving” option on the main screen and then press the <Enter> key.
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V. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
System Requirements
The motherboard BIOS must support DMI. The following motherboards do not
support DMI:
• P/I-P6RP4
• PCI/E-P54NP4
• PCI/I-P54NP4D
(not supported)
(not supported)
(not supported)
V. DMI
(DMI Introduction)
(Flash Memory Writer)
This motherboard supports DMI within the BIOS level and provides a DMI Configuration Utility to maintain the Management Information Format Database (MIFD).
DMI is able to auto-detect and record information pertinent to a computer’s system
such as the CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory
size. The onboard BIOS will detect as many system information as possible and
store those collected information in a 4KB block in the motherboard’s Flash EPROM
and allow the DMI to retrieve data from this database. Unlike other BIOS software,
the BIOS on this motherboard uses the same technology implemented for Plug and
Play to allow dynamic real-time updating of DMI information versus creating a new
BIOS image file and requiring the user to update the whole BIOS. This DMI Configuration Utility also allows the system integrator or end user to add additional
information into the MIFD such as serial numbers, housing configurations, and vendor information. Those information not detected by the motherboard BIOS and has
to be manually entered through the DMI Configuration Utility and updated into the
MIFD. This DMI Configuration Utility provides the same reliability as PnP updating and will prevent the refreshing failures associated with updating the entire BIOS.
The DMI Configuration Utility (DMICFG.EXE) must be ran in real mode in order
for the program to run, the base memory must be at least 180K. Memory managers
like HIMEM.SYS (required by windows) must not be installed. You can boot up
from a system diskette without AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, “REM”
HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or press <F5> during bootup to bypass your
AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.
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V. DESKTOP MANAGEMENT
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
Edit DMI (or delete)
Use the ←→ (left-right) cursors to move the top menu items and the ↑↓ (up-down)
cursor to move between the left hand menu items. The bottom of the screen will
show the available keys for each screen. Press enter at the menu item to enter the
right hand screen for editing. “Edit component” appears on top. The reversed color
field is the current cursor position and the blue text are available for editing. The
orange text shows auto-detected information and are not available for editing. The
blue text “Press [ENTER] for detail” contains a second pop-up menu is available,
use the + - (plus-minus) keys to change the settings. Enter to exit and save, ESC to
exit and not save.
V. DMI
(Using DMI Utility)
If the user has made changes, ESC will prompt you to answer Y or N. Enter Y to go
back to the left-hand screen and save, enter N to go back to left-hand screen and not
save. If editing has not been made, ESC will send you back to the left hand menu
without any messages.
Notes:
A heading, *** BIOS Auto Detect *** appears on the right for each menu item on
the left side that has been auto detected by the system BIOS.
A heading, *** User Modified *** will appear on the right for menu items that has
been modified by the user.
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Save MIFD
You can save the MIFD (normally only saved to flash ROM) to a file by entering the
drive and path here. If you want to cancel save, you may press ESC and a message
“Bad File Name” appears here to show it was not saved.
Load MIFD
You can load the disk file to memory by entering a drive and path and file name
here.
V. DMI
(Using DMI Utility)
Load BIOS Defaults
You can load the BIOS defaults from a MIFD file and can clear all user modified
and added data. You must reboot your computer in order for the defaults to be saved
back into the Flash BIOS.
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VI. Video Installation
(Install CD Contents)
Video Installation CD Rev 3.0 Contents
The installation disks have been bundled onto a CD for your convenience. The
following are the driver names and location that you may be dealing with during the
installation process. Each directory has its own README which provides additional information about the drivers.
DISK ............................................ Individual installation disks
(Copy to 1.44MB 3.5" floppy disks if necessary)
NT35 ............................................ Video Drivers Windows NT 3.5
\ENGLISH ............................ “Change System Settings” from operating system
NT351 .......................................... Video Drivers Windows NT 3.51
\ENGLISH ............................ “Change System Settings” from operating system
NT40 ............................................ Video Drivers Windows NT 4.0
\ENGLISH ............................ “Change System Settings” from operating system
OTHERS ..................................... Video drivers for OS/2 (Warp) & various other systems
\ENGLISH (or) \JAPANESE . Type [Install.exe] from DOS environment to install
“Utilities” then type [Install.exe] from C:\MACH64 to
install “Drivers”
(Drivers: AutoCAD, Autodesk 3D Studio, AutoShade, IBM OS/2, Microstation)
VFW11E ...................................... Video for Windows 1.1 for Win3.x or Win95
Run [Seup.exe] from Win3.x or Win95
VPLAYER ................................... Software MPEG Video Player for Win3.1x or Win95
\ENGLISH (or) \JAPANESE . Run [Setup.exe] from Win 3.x or Win95
\DDRAW .............................. "Direct Draw" for Windows 95
Run [Dsetup.exe] from Windows 95
WIN31 ......................................... Windows 3.1x & DOS video drivers
\ENGLISH (or) \JAPANESE . Type [Install.exe] from DOS environment to install
“Utilities” then type [Install.exe] from C:\MACH64 to
install “Drivers”
WIN95 ......................................... Windows 95 video drivers
\ENGLISH (or) \JAPANESE . Select “WINDOWS 95” from “ATI GRAPHICS SETUP”
NOTE: Windows NT 4.0 drivers have been added to this CD release. Windows NT
4.0 installation is basically the same as Windows 95 except that you must enter the
“Display Properties” by yourself by right clicking your mouse on the desktop or
double clicking the “Display” icon in the “Control Panel.” This method works for
Windows 95 also.
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VI. Video Installation
(Windows 95)
Microsoft Windows 95
Introduction
The following are installation procedures for Windows 95. For detailed description
of each item, please use the help file located in the ATI software. Section 7 "Windows Driver Features" gives some descriptions of individual functions of the ATI
software for both Windows 3.1x and Windows 95.
1. Insert the VGA installation CD - “ATI GRAPHICS SETUP” screen appears.
2. "English" or "Japanese" is used for Video Player install later in this section.
The language selection has no affect at this time.
3. Select driver "Windows 95" from the “ATI GRAPHICS SETUP” screen.
4. "ATI Desktop Help" box appears - click
to begin installation
5. Second "ATI Desktop Help" box appears:
1. Click to begin installation - "Display Properties" box appears
NOTE: You can enter the “Display Properties” by yourself by right clicking
your mouse on the desktop or double clicking the “Display” icon in the “Control Panel.”
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Click the "Settings" Tab
Click "Change Display Type"
Click "Change" button on the right of the first item "Adapter Type"
Click "Have Disk" button - "Install From Disk" box appears
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6. (Ignore step 6 in the help box and do the following:)
a. Click "Browse" button - "Open" box appears
b. Select your CD drive in the "Drives" selection on the bottom
c. Select "Win95" in the "Folders" selection
d. Select "English" or "Japanese"
e. "macxw4.inf" appears in the file name selection
f. Click the "Ok" button - "Select Device" box appears
g. Your card should be auto selected, if not - Click “Show all devices”
7. (Ignore step 7 in the help box and do the following:)
a. Select the type of Video card you have installed if not already selected
b. “Copying Files” box appears then back to “Change Display Type”
c. Click “Change” button for “Monitor Type” if necessary
(Do not follow ATI’s Monitor Help because it does not work)
d. Click “Close” button - “Display Properties” box appears
e. Click “Apply” button - “System Settings Change” box appears
f. Click “Yes” button to retart your computer now.
g. When Windows starts up, your video controller card is now ready to
use - a third ATI Desktop Help appears
h. Select one of the “Tell me how to...”
i. Make any settings as necessary using the “ATI Desktop Help” boxes
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(Windows 95)
Changing display settings:
To enter the “Display Properties” at any time, right click your mouse on the desktop
or double click the “Display” icon in the “Control Panel.” Click the appropriate Tab
as follows:
Adjustment
Adjustment: Click on the Position or Size arrows to make
your screen appear as centered and large as possible.
Panning
Panning: This allows you to assign hotkeys in the "Value"
box to move your screen up, down, left, right, in, or out in
any application. Click on "Defaults" button to fill in the
'Value" box with default values.
Color
Color: This allows you to adjust the Gamma level for your
monitor and color levels for Red, Green, and Blue. You
can save your settings by clicking "Save As" button and
typing in a file name. This allows you to recall previously
saved settings. Click on "Defaults" button to restore all
settings to the default.
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Software MPEG
Sotware MPEG allows the viewing of the following video files identified by their
extensions:
• MPEG Format: (*.MPG, *.DAT, *.MPV) Extensions
• AVI Files (*.AVI) Extensions
Microsoft DirectVideo: For Software MPEG support in Windows 95, please first
install Microsoft's DirectVideo Upgrade. From the "Start" button, click "Run" and
the Browse button to locate: D:\VPLAYER\ENGLISH\DDRAW\DSETUP.EXE
or D:\VPLAYER\JAPANESE\DDRAW\DSETUP.EXE. Click the "Ok" button to
start Microsoft DirectVideo Installation. Follow the installation wizard and restart
Windows 95 when completed.
ATI Video Player Installation:
1. Open and close the CD tray so that the autorun "ATI GRAPHICS SETUP"
screen appears.
2. Choose "English" or "Japanese" by clicking
3.
and the language
Click on VIDEO PLAYER. Follow the instructions to install
Note: For Japanese, you need to also select Japanese in the menu bar of ATI
Setup: ATI VIDEO PLAYER. Selecting Japanese allows the installation screen
and Read Me file to be in Japanese, the driver and applications are in English.
Alternative to using the autorun "ATI GRAPHICS SETUP" (for Video Player):
From the "Start" button, click "Run" and the Browse button to locate:
D:\VPLAYER\ENGLISH\SETUP.EXE (click "Continue" button) or
D:\VPLAYER\JAPANESE\SETUP.EXE (choose the "Language" on menu bar
and "Continue" button).
The setup program will give you "ATI Multimedia" in your Programs group and
start button. The following icons will be available from the "Start" button once the
driver has successfully been installed. Click ATI Player to bring up the ATI Player
screen.
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VI. Video Installation
(Important Notes)
Viewing Readme First
A text files containing installation, configuration, and support details which were
not available when this User's Guide was prepared and additional product information may be provided in the installation CD. Please view this file before proceeding
with the installation. Use an editor such as "EDIT.EXE" to view these text files
under the DOS environment.
This INSTALL program is used to check the system for possible conflicts, to set
monitor type, to install enhanced display drivers and utilities, to run card diagnostics, and to customize hardware parameters for maximum performance.
Card configuration is based on multiple choices from screen menus. Where possible, your selections will be automatically checked by the program for compatibility, thus ensuring conflict-free operation. Checking is started by selecting SYSTEM
INFORMATION in the Main Menu.
NOTE: Driver installation and card setup functions are provided in the Main Menu.
This menu is the starting point for installing mach64 enhanced drivers and utilities,
and for accessing configuration and testing functions which help you complete the
installation. The INFOBOX (located next to the Main Menu) provides in-depth information on the currently selected menu item.
IMPORTANT: Select Utilities Installation from the Main Menu to copy mach64
utilities and INSTALL program to your hard drive. We recommend that you
accept all default paths suggested during the installation. All references to running INSTALL in later section procedures will be made from
C:\MACH64\INSTALL.EXE after the Utilities have been installed for the first
time from the installation CD.
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VI. Video Installation
(Utilities Install)
Utilities Installation
Windows 3.x, AutoCAD, Microstation
NOTE: The INSTALL program must be run in DOS mode. It cannot run in a
Windows DOS shell or prompt. You must complete the Utilites Installation
before using the driver installation.
Installation Procedures:
1. Turn on the monitor, then the computer.
2. Enter DOS mode (C:\ prompt) environment.
3. Insert the CD and type (assuming your CD-ROM drive is letter D), type:
D:
<Enter>
CD\
<Enter>
INSTALL
<Enter>
(or)
D:\OTHERS\JAPANESE\INSTALL <Enter>
4. Choose Utilities Installation and press <Enter>.
5. Press <Enter> for the default path when you are prompted.
6. After the installation is completed, you will be prompted to allow changes to
your autoexec.bat file. Enter <Y> to accept changes.
7. Exit to DOS by pressing <ESC> & <Y> .
OS/2 & OS/2 Warp
Substitute these procedures for numbers 2-3 above:
1. Start OS/2
2. Check that OS/2 is using a standard VGA driver and no other applications are
running.
3. Double-click the OS/2 System folder.
4. Double-click the Command Prompts folder.
5. Double-click the OS/2 Full Screen object.
6. Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive
7. Type D:\OTHERS
8. Type OS2INST
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(Windows 3.x)
Microsoft Windows 3.x Driver Installation
NOTE: The INSTALL program must be run in DOS mode. It cannot run in a
Windows DOS shell or prompt. You must complete the Utilites Installation
before using the driver installation.
1. In DOS mode (C:\ prompt) environment, type:
C:
CD\
CD MACH64
INSTALL
<Enter>
<Enter>
<Enter>
<Enter>
2. Select Drivers Installation and press <Enter>
3. Select the Application name such as “Microsoft Windows” <Enter>
4. Insert the installation CD and enter "D" when it ask what drive you will be
installing from and press <Enter>.
5. "Enter full name of directory, which you wish to install from:"
D:\WIN31\ENGLISH (or) D:\WIN31\JAPANESE <Enter>
6. The Windows Enhanced Driver menu pops up giving the options:
Install Windows 3.1 driver
Uninstall Windows 3.1 driver
Read Installation Notes
Choose Install Windows 3.1 driver and press <Enter>
7. "About to install the Windows drivers. Please enter the full path of Windows
directory:"
C:\WINDOWS (default is entered, change if necessary then <Enter>)
8. Press <Enter> when completed and press <ESC> twice and <Y> to exit the
installation program.
9. Reboot the computer from DOS - Your Windows 3.x & DOS system ATI drivers should be installed and ready to use.
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(Windows 3.x)
Video for Windows
"Microsoft Video for Windows 1.1e" is included in the VGA installation CD revision 2.3. For Software MPEG support in Windows 3.1x (English or Japanese), this
program must be installed before installing the software MPEG player. To install,
please run (assuming D: is your CD ROM drive) from Windows 3.1x:
D:\VFW1.1E\SETUP.EXE
from Windows 3.1x "File|Run|Browse" command or use the File Manager by double
clicking the appropriate drive, folders, and SETUP.EXE.
Software MPEG
Software MPEG allows the viewing of the following video files identified by their
extensions:
• MPEG Format: (*.MPG, *.DAT, *.MPV) Extensions
• AVI Files (*.AVI) Extensions
For Software MPEG support in Windows 3.1x (English or Japanese), please run
(assuming D: is your CD ROM drive) from Windows 3.1x:
D:\VPLAYER\ENGLISH\SETUP.EXE (or)
D:\VPLAYER\JAPANESE\SETUP.EXE
from Windows 3.1x "File|Run|Browse" command or File Manager by double clicking the appropriate drive, folders, and SETUP.EXE.
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VI. Video Installation
(Windows NT)
Microsoft Windows NT 3.5, 3.51, 4.0
The mach64 driver for Windows NT is shipped with Windows NT. Before installing
the mach64 driver, you must have installed Windows NT and selected VGA display.
Installation Procedure:
1. Boot Windows NT
2. Double-click the “Main” icon.
3. Double-click the “Control Panel” icon.
4. Double-click the “Display” icon.
5. Click “Change Display Type”.
6. Click “Change”.
7. Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
8. Click “Other”.
9. Supply the Setup program with the location of the NT files, for example, type:
D:\NT35\ENGLISH (or) \NT351\ENGLISH (or) \NT40\ENGLISH
10. Click OK
11. Select the appropriate driver for your ASUS 264 series card
12. Click Install
13. Click Yes to change to your system configuration.
14. Click Continue to confirm the full path name.
15. If you are upgrading your driver, you will be asked whether you want to use
the “Current” or “New” driver. Select “New” driver to install the drivers.
16. After the files have been copied to your computer, click OK
17. Reboot Windows NT
18. After reboot the Invalid Display Settings window appears - Click OK
19. The Display Settings dialogue box appears - Select a desired display mode.
For more detailed information about changing your display mode, click Help.
De-Installation Procedure:
You may de-install the mach64 driver for Windows NT using either of the steps
shown here:
1. In the WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS directory, rename the ATI.SYS file,
for example, to ATI.ATI. When you restart Windows NT, it will not find
ATI.SYS, and boot up in VGA.
2. Run the Windows NT Setup program and select a non-ATI driver, for example,
a VGA-Compatible driver. When you restart Windows NT, it will boot up with
the non-ATI driver you just selected.
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VI. Video Installation
(OS/2, OS/2 Warp)
OS/2 & OS/2 Warp Driver Installation
NOTE: You must complete the Utilites Installation before using the driver
installation.
1. In the OS/2 full-screen command prompt, type DSPINSTL.
2. When the Display Driver Install panel appears, select Primary Display. Click
OK to bring up the driver selection list.
3. Select the latest ATI mach64 enhanced driver version from the list, and click
OK.
4. In the Monitor Configuration Selection Utility, select Install Using Defaults
for Monitor Type, then click OK.
5. When the source directory panel appears, choose Change and specify the location of the mach64 driver. (The default location is C:\MACH_OS2)
6. Click SET.
7. Click INSTALL.
8. Type EXIT to close the OS/2 full screen command prompt.
9. Shut down OS/2.
10. Re-start OS/2. It will default to 640x480 in 256 colors. To change screen
resolution and/or color depth, see your OS/2 User’s Guide.
11. Refer to the README.OS2 file in the C:\MACH_OS2 directory for mach64
configuration details.
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VI. Video Installation
(AutoCAD)
AutoCAD Driver Installation
NOTE: The INSTALL program must be run in DOS mode. It cannot run in a
Windows DOS shell or prompt. You must complete the Utilites Installation
before using the driver installation.
1. In DOS mode (C:\ prompt) environment, type:
CD C:\
CD MACH64
INSTALL
<Enter>
<Enter>
<Enter>
2. Select Drivers Installation and press <Enter>
3. Select the Application name “AutoCAD” <Enter>
4. Insert the installation CD and enter "D" when it ask what drive you will be
installing from and press <Enter>.
5. "Enter full name of directory, which you wish to install from:"
D:\OTHERS\ENGLISH (or) D:\OTHERS\JAPANESE <Enter>
6. Follow the instructions to complete the installation of the drivers.
7. Press <Enter> when completed and press <ESC> twice and <Y> to exit the
installation program.
8. Reboot the computer from DOS - Your Windows 3.x & DOS system ATI drivers should be installed and ready to use.
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(Microstation)
Microstation Driver Installation
NOTE: The INSTALL program must be run in DOS mode. It cannot run in a
Windows DOS shell or prompt. You must complete the Utilites Installation
before using the driver installation.
1. In DOS mode (C:\ prompt) environment, type:
CD C:\
CD MACH64
INSTALL
<Enter>
<Enter>
<Enter>
2. Select Drivers Installation and press <Enter>
3. Select the Application name “Microstation” <Enter>
4. Insert the installation CD and enter "D" when it ask what drive you will be
installing from and press <Enter>.
5. "Enter full name of directory, which you wish to install from:"
D:\OTHERS\ENGLISH (or) D:\OTHERS\JAPANESE <Enter>
6. Follow the instructions to complete the installation of the drivers.
7. Press <Enter> when completed and press <ESC> twice and <Y> to exit the
installation program.
8. Reboot the computer from DOS - Your Windows 3.x & DOS system ATI drivers should be installed and ready to use.
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(Sys Info / Quick)
Select System Information (optional)
The program will check the system for possible conflicts with the card, and display
both the card and system configurations in the INFO BOX. In case of a conflict, it
will issue a warning and suggest possible corrective actions.
Your ASUS 264 Series Card is a PCI Plug-and-Play compatible: your system will
automatically allocate system resources and resolve possible conflicts between your
Plug-and-Play compatible mach64 accelerator card and other expansion cards.
System Information
Quick Setup (optional)
Select Quick Setup to configure the accelerator card to work with your monitor. As
you highlight each monitor, the display specifications for that monitor type are listed
in the INFO BOX. Proper monitor selection is necessary for correct resolution and
refresh rate operation. You have four options to choose a correct Monitor Type.
Selecting Your Monitor Type: Factory Default/Apple.../IBM.../MIT.../NEC.../
VESA-Std.../Generic.../Read VDIF.../Custom...
Select Read VDIF... If you have a VDIF file for your monitor and wish to use its
parameters to automatically configure the mach64. Additional VDIF details are provided later in this chapter, in the section: VDIF Files
Select Custom... if none of the above applies to you, or you wish to manually configure the settings. Please refer to the information provided later in this chapter in
the section: Custom Configuration
Notes On Refresh Rates:
• A higher refresh rate reduces screen flicker, and therefore reduces eye strain.
Not all refresh rates are supported at all color depths. Refer to the features
section for specifications of your ASUS 264 Series Card.
• The resolution used by your software application is independent of the refresh rate.
Resolution depends on the installed software driver and selected display mode.
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VI. Video Installation
(VDIF Files)
VDIF Files (optional)
VDIF files are VESA Display Information Format files. They contain all the necessary configuration parameters for getting optimal resolution and refresh rate operation from the specified monitor. Consult your monitor manufacturer for availability
of VDIF files.
If you have a VDIF file for your monitor, select it. The INSTALL program will read the
VDIF file and automatically configure the card to properly work with your monitor.
Procedure:
1. Start the INSTALL program.
2. Select Quick Setup and press <Enter>.
3. Insert into a floppy drive the disk containing the VDIF file.
4. Select READ VDIF... and press <Enter>.
5. Type in the location of the VDIF file (typically A: or B:). INSTALL will read
the file and configure the card to support your monitor according to the VDIF
specification.
Custom Configuration
If your monitor is not listed in the Monitor Selection Menu, or you are not using
DDC or VDIF, you can set up display modes, i.e., resolutions and refresh rates, on
the card using the Custom... option. This option is useful even if you had selected a
monitor from the list. For example, you can modify the screen centering or refresh
rate on one resolution, and not change the other resolutions.
Procedure:
1. Start the INSTALL program.
2. Select Quick Setup and press <Enter>.
3. Select Custom... and press <Enter>.
4. Pick a resolution, then a refresh rate. You will see a box outline.
WARNING:
• An incorrect Monitor Type setting may damage your monitor. Review your monitor specifications before making a selection from the Monitor Selection Menu.
• Do not exceed the monitor specifications. Using a refresh rate (i.e., vertical
frequency) that is higher than specified may damage your monitor. The manufacturer will not be liable for any damage caused by incorrect settings. Consult
your monitor manual to determine the highest refresh rate for each resolution
that your monitor supports.
• A scrambled screen indicates your monitor is not capable of the selected display mode. In which case, you should immediately press <Esc> to exit.
TIP: If the monitor produces a scrambled display, try a lower refresh rate. If it
is already at the lowest refresh rate, set that resolution to Not Supported.”
5. Adjust the size and position of the box outline. Press <Enter> to accept.
6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you are satisfied with the box outline for all the
resolutions. When finished, remember to exit and save the settings.
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(Advanced Setup)
Advanced Setup (optional)
If you wish to fine tune its settings for your monitor and system type, select Advanced Setup from the Main Menu. On-screen context sensitive help is displayed as
you highlight each Advanced Menu item.
WARNING: The Advanced Configuration option allows you to use certain
features that may add additional performance to your card. However these
options may not be compatible with your system. If problems appear after an
advanced option is changed, returning the card to factory defaults will rectify
the situation.
Factory Defaults
The card can be reset to factory defaults by pressing <Shift>+<F7>.
Saving Your Configuration
Once you have finished configuring the necessary parameters described above, save
them by pressing <F10>.
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VII. Windows Driver
(ATI Desktop)
This section shows screens for Windows 3.1x although some descriptions may
be used for both Windows 3.1x and Windows 95.
ATI Desktop Control Panel
An ATI DeskTop is installed automatically when you install the enhanced driver for
Windows. Double click on the icon to display the ATI Desktop Control Panel.
The ATI DeskTop provides a consistent and integrated control. Depending on what
has been installed, your DeskTop may not have the same number of features as
shown above.
Each feature icon in the Mach64 product group shown in this DeskTop is described
on the following pages.
ATI Desktop Features
ATI Logo: Double click this logo to generate a problem report which includes
pertinent data on your system and card configuration to help solve your problem.
Have the report ready before contacting your vendor.
Feature Icons: Double click a Feature icon to launch the associated control panel.
Help On: Click this icon, then click any other icon in the product group to display
Help information on the selected item.
Read Me: Click this icon then click a product logo or feature icon to display the
readme file on the item.
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FlexDesk+
VII. Windows Driver
(FlexDesk+)
FlexDesk+ Basic Settings
FlexDesk+ is for configuring the operating modes and parameters of the ASUS 264
Series Card. The availability of options in FlexDesk+ is dependent on the card and
its hardware configuration. This control panel allows you to configure Colors (color
depth), Screen Size (resolution), Desktop Size (virtual desktop size), Advanced settings and Default parameters (factory settings). A Status Bar at the bottom of the
panel displays help information as you make your selection.
FlexDesk+ Provides dynamic screen information feedback as you adjust the sliders for "Colors", "Screen Size" and "Desktop Size." Any setting not supported by
the card is shown in gray. A slider will always snap to the nearest supported setting
for the current slider combination.
The Sample Color Bar next to the Sample Monitor dynamically shows a color
palette that approximates the Colors setting as you adjust the Colors slider.
NOTE: If your desired resolution is not available, check your monitor configuration setting in the INSTALL program.
Sliders
Colors: Selects color depths of 256, 32,000, 65000 and 16.7 million colors.
Screen Size: Selects standard screen resolutions of 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768,
1152x864 and 1280x1024.
Desktop Size: Selects virtual desktop sizes of 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768,
1152x864, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200. Desktop size is greater than or equal to
Screen size. The virtual desktop provides expanded work space on your screen even
if your monitor cannot display that resolution.
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Buttons
Test: Automatically switches our monitor to display the selected mode without
exiting this control panel, for 10 seconds or until the user clicks the End Test, OK, or
Cancel button. All other buttons and sliders are inactive at this time. To show
dynamic color depth changes in this test, the WinSwitch feature must be enabled
before starting the current session of Windows.
VII. Windows Driver
(FlexDesk+)
Defaults: Returns Screen Size, Colors and Desktop Size sliders to the default positions. When OK is clicked, these changes will be effective.
Advanced...: Opens the Advanced panel. See FlexDesk+ Advanced Settings.
Help: Displays Help information on FlexDesk+.
OK: Exits the FlexDesk+ control panel and effects all new changes.
Cancel: Discards all changes and exits the FlexDesk+ control panel.
FILE Menu
Open: Opens an existing Setting file.
Save: Saves the current settings to the active Setting file.
Save As: Saves the current settings to an alternate Setting file which you can name.
Exit: Exits the FlexDesk+ control panel.
FEATURES Menu
Defaults: Provides same functionality as the push button.
Advanced...: Provides same functionality as the push button.
HELP Menu
Help: Provides same functionality as the push button.
Contents: Displays the Help index.
About...: Displays the product version number and information
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FlexDesk+ Advanced Settings
VII. Windows Driver
(FlexDesk+ Adv.)
Environment
This parameter specifies logical dots per inch (LDPI). Being logical, i.e., not physical dots, the effect will differ depending on screen size. Automatic Mode chooses
the optimal environment setting for the selected screen size. The Small, Large and
DTP settings are 96, 120, and 128 LDPI respectively.
256 Color Palette
This selection is only available in 256 color mode. Windows runs faster when this
option is turned off.
On: Allows the application to define color selection in the palette.
Off: Choose colors from a fixed palette.
Dithering Control
Dithering is meshing two colors to produce the illusion of a third. This selection is
only available in 256 color mode with 256 Color Palette on.
On: Provides standard VGA dithering of colors and color selection boxes.
Off: Provides smooth dithering which results in faster performance than VGA dithering.
Buttons
Help: Displays Help information on FlexDesk+.
OK: Accepts the advanced settings as shown and returns to the FlexDesk+ main
panel.
Cancel: Discards all changes and returns to the FlexDesk+ main panel.
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VII. Windows Driver
(FlexDesk+ Adv.)
DPMS (for Windows)
VESA DPMS-compliant monitors conserve electrical energy by powering down
after a period of inactivity. You can use the DPMS panel (in Windows) to configure
the auto-shutdown timing sequence for your DPMS-compliant monitor. (The DOS
version of DPMS is described in another section.)
WARNING:
• Monitors that do not support VESA DPMS can be damaged by activation of
the DPMS feature.
• Do not use screen saver when DPMS is enabled. The screen saver will conflict
with the DPMS operation.
Procedure:
1. Click the DPMS icon.
2. Highlight the timer boxes one at a time and specify the values.
3. Turn on DPMS Enabled.
4. Click OK.
Timer Settings
Standby Time: Time value is in minutes, after which Standby mode is activated if
no user activity is detected. Standby is the first level of power conservation.
Suspend Time: Time value is in minutes, after which Suspend mode is activated if
no user activity is detected. The monitor conserves more energy at this level than at
Standby.
Off Time
Time value is in minutes, after which Off mode is activated if no service activity is
detected. At this level, energy conservation is the highest.
Buttons
DPMS Enable: DPMS feature is enabled if box is checked.
Defaults: Sets DPMS timers to default values.
Help: Displays Help information on DPMS.
OK: Accepts settings as shown and exits.
Cancel: Discards all changes and exits.
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VII. Windows Driver Features
DeskScape
VII. Windows Driver
(DPMS)
NOTE: Press Default to fill in the fields with default keys first.
DeskScape allows more control over your Virtual Desktop using keyboard keys.
For a description of Screen and Desktop, Refer to the Using FlexDesk+ section.
The displayed image on the screen is a "window" showing only a portion of the
entire virtual desktop. The non-displayed portion can be brought into view by panning. Four keys are assigned to this function, one for each direction of up, down,
left and right. If you are using a mouse, the window may be panned by moving the
mouse cursor to any edge of the window as well.
Zoom In will display a larger image but less of the desktop; Zoom Out has the
opposite effect. What you can zoom is dependent on the relative settings of Screen
Size and Desktop Size.
Use this panel to assign the six hot keys to Panning and Zooming functions. Alphanumeric keys may be assigned in any combination with <ALT>,<Ctrl> and <Shift>.
We recommend that you assign all the keys in one session.
DeskScape Functions
Pan Up: Moves the "window" upward, with a user defined key sequence, e.g.,
<Alt>+<Up Arrow>
Pan Left: Moves the "window" to the left, with a user defined key sequence, e.g.,
<Alt>+<Left Arrow>.
Pan Right: Moves the "window" to the right, with a user defined key sequence,
e.g., <Alt>+<Right Arrow>.
Pan Down: Moves the "window" downward, with a user defined key sequence,
e.g.. <Alt>+<Down Arrow>
Zoom In: Makes the screen image larger, with a user defined key sequence, e.g.,
<Alt>+<Home>. NOTE: The entire desktop can be panned.
Zoom Out: Displays more of the virtual desktop, with a user defined key sequence, e.g., <Alt>+<End>
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Buttons
Defaults: Assigns default keys to DeskScan.
Help: Displays Help information on DeskScan.
OK: Accepts key assignments as shown and exits.
Cancel: Discards all changes and exits.
VII. Windows Driver
(DeskScape)
WinSwitch
NOTE: Press Default to fill in the fields with default keys first.
By pressing a user-defined set of keyboard keys WinSwitch can dynamically change
screen attributes (i.e., Colors, Screen Size and Desktop Size) without exiting Windows.
When enabled, WinSwitch is actually operating in 24bpp mode-i.e., all other color
depths and resolutions are emulations. As such, graphics performance across various color depths will be practically identical to that of 24bpp (16.7 million colors).
Therefore, WinSwitch should be used only when color depth changes are desired.
For maximum performance in 256 or 65,000 color modes, you should disable
WinSwitch. FlexDesk+ or DeskScan can provide the same dynamic screen size or
desktop size switching functions.
Configuring the WinSwitch Panel
At the top of the panel is a checkbox labelled WinSwitch Enabled. This switch must
be turned on (checked) to enable WinSwitch, which is primarily a dynamic color
switching function. Clicking one of the four radio buttons (e.g., key 1) will display
the slider positions currently associated with that key.
Procedure:
1. Select a radio button. Define the key combination in the field below it. You
must include <Ctrl> or <Alt>.
2. Adjust any or all of the sliders. Slider functions are identical to those in
FlexDesk+.
3. Either enable WinSwitch by checking the WinSwitch Enabled box, or disable
WinSwitch by removing the check mark.
4. Click Ok.
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VII. Windows Driver
(Desk Scan)
Buttons
Key 1: First of four radio buttons labeled key1, key 2, key 3, and key 4. The slider
settings shown are associated with the selected radio button.
Defaults: Restores key combination and slider settings to defaults.
Help: Displays Help information on WinSwitch.
OK: Accepts current settings and exits.
Cancel: Discards all changes and exits.
WinSwitch: Switching function is enabled when the box is Checked; disabled when
the box is empty.
Key Combination Fields
Key 1 Field: Keyboard key combinations to be used to activate WinSwitch are
specified in the four key combination fields, associated with Keys 1-4.
Sliders
These sliders provide the same functions as the FlexDesk+ sliders.
Colors: Selects a color depth from one of the supported Colors.
Screen Size: Sets the screen resolution to one of the supported sizes.
Desktop Size: Sets the virtual desktop to one of the supported sizes.
Screen Adjustment
This allows the selection of different resolutions supported by your monitor. Select
the proper monitor by pressing the "Select Monitor" button and then choosing from
the list of monitors.
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(WinSwitch)
VII. Windows Driver Features
If your monitor came with a VDIF file then you may insert it into your floppy drive
and press the "Load VDIF" button. The "Custom" button allows you to select the
resolution and refresh rates. You may try out different settings that will optimize
your display preferences but too high of a refresh rate will push your monitor past its
specifications. Use the Preview/Adjust to see the results and allow digital adjustments to the screen. If the image is distorted you may press <Esc> or wait a few
seconds to return to the original menu without the change.
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VII. Windows Driver Features
ATI Player and control panel (Win3.1x and Win95)
If MPEG drivers are installed, for playing video clips, the ATI Player icon will appear in the DeskTop. Double click on this icon to bring up the Video Screen as
shown here:
Inspect
Minimize Player
Close Player
VII. Windows Driver
(WinSwitch)
Video Player Options
Speaker On/Off
Load Files to Play
Play/Stop
Repeat
Loaded Files
Continuously
Full Screen
Start of Video
End of
Video
Forward
Back
Select Next Play
Volume Control
Select Audio Track on
Dual Mode MPEG
CD's
NOTE: The video shown is an example only and not provided in the CD.
Features
The question mark on top right of the Video Screen allows inspection into each
button on the control panel. Click on the "?" then on a button that you would like to
know about.
ATI Player Setup
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Schedule
VII. Windows Driver
(Screen Adjustment)
Still Capture
Select Files To Play (Windows 3.1x and Windows 95)
For MPEG CD's, select the proper drive of the CD ROM and click on the 'Play CD"
button. For MPEG files, select the files and click the "Add" button to add to the play
list then click on the "Play" button.
NOTE: The above data is only an example and is not included in the software
bundle.
Video Acceleration Performance
Video is very data-intensive. For this reason, there are a number of factors which
will negatively impact playback performance, including the type of compression
used. RLE and Video 1 are manageable with most 386 or higher systems; Indeo
supports additional color depth, and is best run on faster 486 (or Pentium) systems.
Playing Video Clips
Use the Microsoft Windows Media Player to play or insert video clips (i.e., files
with the .AVI filename extension) into various documents. For details please refer
to the Media Player on-line Help and the Microsoft Windows 3.1 User's Guide.
Sizing Windows
The video clip window can be sized using <Ctrl> and number keys 1 & 2, providing
1x and 2x zoom respectively.
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VIII. Monitor Power Management
The ASUS 264 Series Card supports a VESA power management control specification called DPMS-Display Power Management Signaling. Monitors that comply
with DPMS can provide energy savings up to 80% compared to non DPMS compliant monitors. This also translates into extended monitor life.
DPMS control functions are provided for DOS and Windows operations. This chapter
describes the DOS version, a Terminate-and-Stay-Resident program. TSR means it
runs in the background once activated. The Windows version provides control via a
Windows type control panel in the ATI DeskTop.
VIII. Monitor Power
(DPMS for DOS)
NOTES:
• Monitors that do not support VESA DPMS can be damaged by activation of
the DPMS feature. Check your monitor specifications.
• Do not use screen saver when DPMS is enabled. The screen saver will conflict with DPMS operation.
DPMS (for DOS)
When you run DPMS for the first time, without parameters, DPMS will set the
Standby, Suspend, and Off timers to default values. If DPMS has been loaded,
running it again without parameters will display the current timer values, as follows:
Standby timer:
Suspend timer:
off timer:
15 minutes
30 minutes
60 minutes
If you run DPMS with at least one timer parameter, DPMS will set that value and
disable the unspecified timers.
DPMS parameters are to be included in the command separated by spaces, as follows:
DPMS parameter <Enter>
Example: To set the Standby timer to 5 minutes, and disable the Suspend and Off
timers: DPMS STBY 5 <Enter>
DPMS Parameters
stby x - Places the monitor into Standby mode after x minutes and seconds. For
example, x for two minutes and ten seconds is specified as 2:10. Standby is the first
level of power conservation. The monitor is instantly ready if activity is detected.
susp x - Places the monitor into Suspend mode after x minutes and seconds. The
monitor conserves more energy at this level than at Standby.
off x - Places the monitor into Off mode after x minutes and seconds. The monitor
is at the highest level of energy conservation.
nomouse - Does not detect mouse activity.
quiet - Suppresses DPMS messages.
unload - Un-installs DPMS from system memory.
help - Displays help messages.
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A. Troubleshooting
Diagnostics
All installed graphics modes in the mach64 accelerator can be viewed and tested,
by running the INSTALL program from the DOS prompt, or by running a diagnostics program called M64DIAG.EXE. Do not run it in a windowed or full-screen
DOS box.
In the INSTALL program, select Test Graphics Adapter from the Diagnostics...
option of the Main Menu. The Test Graphics Adapter menu has the following options:
• VGA Tests ...
• Accelerator Tests ...
Any time you suspect there is a problem, especially during installation, run the
above tests. The information provided in this appendix will enable you to solve
most problems.
Troubleshooting
A. Troubleshooting
(Diagnostics)
Because a typical computer system consists of many different parts, difficulties
may arise from a combination of items, from software or hardware installation, to
monitor compatibility. Listed below are several checks you can make to help determine what the problem is.
A. Troubleshooting
System Lockup
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If you are using a memory manager such as QEMM or 386MAX you need to
modify the command line in the CONFIG.SYS file so that the address of the
graphics card video BIOS, C000 - C7FF, is excluded. For example, add "EXCLUDE = C000 - C7FF" to the command line.
Remove all unnecessary boards.
Disable shadow RAM.
Ensure that the board is seated correctly and that the card has been installed
using the proper utilities.
Try the card in a different system and reset to factory defaults using the INSTALL program. If the card works in another system, the problem is likely
due to incorrect configuration.
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Test Patterns OK; Applications Do Not Sync
The wrong monitor type has been selected. Change the settings in the INSTALL
program.
Windows Driver Not Installing Properly
Windows must be running in 386 Enhanced Mode. Incompatible memory managers
may prevent Windows from starting in enhanced mode. If this occurs, remove the
offending driver or memory manager.
Windows NT 4.0 driver cannot pass "Test VGA."
Please bypass "Test VGA" then load ATI drivers after completing installation.
AutoCAD Driver Not Installing Properly
If using a 386, ensure that AutoCAD has been configured for the appropriate ADI
driver. The protected mode driver requires extended memory.
Error Codes and Messages
Problems and solutions for some common errors found by the test program are provided for your reference as follows:
A. Troubleshooting
(Error Codes)
Memory aperture test failure or Diagnostics program locks or Reboots during
aperture test
If you receive an error message indicating that the memory aperture location is conflicting with your system memory, restart the INSTALL program as follows: INSTALL APMAP <Enter>. Now when you enable Memory Aperture, you must select a location above but not overlapping System Memory (S), BIOS (B) or Reserved (R) locations. Not applicable for ISA cards.
Desired resolution is disabled and displayed in gray
A mode displayed in gray means that the BIOS is told this mode is not available,
based on the card configuration. Re-install using custom monitor selection.
Menu item is disabled and displayed in gray
The test program has determined that the mode or test is not available under the
current configuration. Aperture tests are not available if the aperture is disabled, and
CRT mode and pixel depth are determined by current installation, DAC type, memory
size, and memory type.
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A. Troubleshooting
Adapter not detected
This message should only occur when a mach64 ASIC is not detected. If this message occurs and a mach64 board is present, it may indicate an I/O conflict, conflicts
between the Extended Memory Manager (EMM) and the video ROM. Try removing all other boards from the system and booting from a plain DOS disk. Try excluding the video BIOS address (C0000-C7FFF) from the memory manager. Refer to
the documentation furnished with the memory manager software for information.
Any FIFO test error
The effects of a bad command FIFO should be visible. (e.g., the screen does not
come up, or it displays garbage.)
Quick memory test error
Run Detailed RAM Test to confirm the error and identify the address of the error.
Detailed memory test error.
Run Detailed RAM Test several times to confirm the error and take notes of any
messages and error codes.
DAC LUT test failure.
An error has occurred while testing the DAC LookUp Table. The problem should be
visible on the top color bar of any 8bpp mode.
A. Troubleshooting
(Error Codes)
ROM checksum error.
An error has been detected in the ROM.
Draw sequence failure.
An error has occurred in the draw engine. If the error is intermittent, it might indicate a marginal RAM failure. The effects of this failure may not be immediately
apparent.
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A. Troubleshooting
Windows 95 mach64 enhanced display driver
The Windows 95 mach64 enhanced display driver is capable of using monitor timing data contained within Windows 95. This data is selected by configuring a monitor type at Windows 95 installation time or via the "Settings" page of the display
properties sheet.
The Windows 95 mach64 enhanced display driver may incorrectly interpret Windows 95 monitor timing data for some older monitors which require interlaced modes.
This may cause some options to be disabled. A solution to this problem is to select
one of the "(Standard monitor types)" available via the settings page of the display
properties sheet.
If you change the selected monitor type via the "Settings" page of the display properties sheet the new timing data may not take effect until after restarting Windows
95. A solution to this problem is to always restart Windows 95 after changing the
monitor type.
In Windows 95, display drivers can be installed via the "Add New Hardware" wizard. This is not recommended because when the Windows 95 mach64 enhanced
display driver is installed via the "Add New Hardware" wizard the "Settings" page
does not get installed into the mach64 display adapter property sheet.
A. Troubleshooting
(Win95 Display)
Windows 95 property page problems
While adjusting monitor settings in the Adjustment page of the Display Properties
sheet, your monitor could become unreadable. If this occurs, press the ESC key to
return to your previous monitor settings.
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