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AGP-V6600
3D Graphics Card
USER’S MANUAL
Hardware & Video Drivers
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CONTENTS
I. Introduction ..................................................................................... 7
Highlights ......................................................................................... 7
II. Hardware Installation .................................................................... 8
ASUS AGP-V6600 (Pure) Layout ................................................... 8
Installation Procedures ..................................................................... 9
New Systems .............................................................................. 9
Systems with Existing VGA Card .............................................. 9
III. Windows 95/98 ............................................................................ 10
Operating System Requirements ................................................... 10
Windows 95 OSR2.0 with USB Support ................................. 10
Windows 98 .............................................................................. 10
Driver Setup ................................................................................... 11
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program ................................... 11
Method 2: Display Property Page ............................................ 12
Method 3: Plug and Play .......................................................... 13
Drivers ........................................................................................... 15
Install Display Driver ............................................................... 15
Install DirectX .......................................................................... 16
Install GART Driver ................................................................. 17
Install ASUS TWAIN Driver ................................................... 19
Uninstall Display Driver .......................................................... 19
Using the Autorun Screen ................................................... 19
Using Windows 95/98 Control Panel ................................. 19
Utilities ........................................................................................... 21
Install ASUS Live Utility ......................................................... 21
Install Acrobat Reader .............................................................. 21
Install ASUS Tweak Utility ...................................................... 22
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Display Properties .......................................................................... 23
V6600 ............................................................................................. 23
Additional GeForce 256 Properties .......................................... 24
Color Correction ....................................................................... 24
Active Color Channel ......................................................... 24
Custom color settings ......................................................... 25
Direct3D Settings ..................................................................... 25
Performance and Compatibility Options ............................ 25
Custom Direct3D settings................................................... 26
Mipmapping ....................................................................... 26
More Direct3D .................................................................... 27
Performance and Compatibility Options ............................ 28
OpenGL Settings ...................................................................... 28
Custom OpenGL settings .................................................... 29
Overlay Color Control .............................................................. 30
Other Options ........................................................................... 31
Monitor Timing .................................................................. 31
Display the Quick Tweak icon in the taskbar ..................... 32
IV. Windows NT 4.0 ........................................................................... 33
Install Display Driver ..................................................................... 33
Installation Procedures ............................................................. 33
V. Resolution Table ............................................................................ 34
VI. Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 37
Description ..................................................................................... 37
Recommended Action .................................................................... 37
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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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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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I. Introduction
I. Introduction
Features
Thank you for purchasing an ASUS AGP-V6600 Graphics and Video Accelerator.
With this purchase, you join an elite squadron of graphics enthusiasts.
Powered by the NVIDIA™ GeForce256™ graphics processing unit (GPU), the ASUS
AGP-V6600 delivers not only cutting-edge graphics performance but also image fidelity regardless of the CPU (central processing unit) your computer system is using.
With the ASUS AGP-V6600, you will not only see but also experience dynamic,
realistic 3D worlds and characters.
Highlights
• Powered by the World’s First
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
NVIDIA™ GeForce256™
• Built-in 32 MB Frame Buffer
(SDRAM)
Provides more resolutions and color
depths
• 4x4 Engine Integrated Transform
and Lighting
Frees up CPU bandwidth
• 256-bit QuadPipe™ Rendering
Delivers industry’s fastest graphics
performance
• AGP 4X with Fast Write
Maximizes overall system performance
• High Quality HDTV Video Acceleration
Delivers the highest video quality
• Optimized for DirectX® 7 and
OpenGL® Features
Ensures broad application support
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VGA Output
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
VGA
BIOS
FAN_PWR
VIP Connector A
TM
Chip with Fan
(Graphics Processing Unit)
TM
NVIDIA
GeForce256
GPU
32MB Frame Buffer
The VIP (Video Interface Port) Connector are used for third party add-on modules,
such as video capture cards or television tuners.
32MB Frame Buffer
ASUS AGP-V6600 Graphics Card
This User’s Manual
ASUS V6600 Series Drivers & Utilities Installation CD Disc
Item Checklist
Projector
II. Installation
AGP-V6600
ASUS AGP-V6600 (Pure) Layout
II. Hardware Installation
®
II. Hardware Installation
NOTE: This graphics card can only be installed in motherboards with an AGP slot.
II. Installation
Procedures
WARNING! Computer boards and components contain very delicate Integrated
Circuit (IC) chips. To protect the computer board and other components against
damage from static electricity, you must follow some precautions.
1. Make sure that you unplug your power supply when adding or removing
expansion cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both your motherboard and expansion cards.
2. Keep all components such as the host adapter in its antistatic bag until you
are ready to install it.
3. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a
metal object, such as the power supply case. Hold components by the edges
and try not to touch the IC chips, leads, or circuitry.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
component whenever the components are separated from the system.
Installation Procedures
New Systems
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Unplug all electrical cords on your computer.
Remove the system unit cover.
Locate the AGP bus expansion slot. Make sure this slot is unobstructed.
Remove the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis.
Ground yourself to an antistatic mat or other grounded source .
Pick up the board (still in its sleeve) by grasping the edge bracket with one hand
and then remove the plastic sleeve.
Position the card directly over the AGP slot and insert one end of the board in
the slot first. Firmly but gently press the bus connector on the bottom of the card
down into the slot. Be sure the metal contacts on the bottom of the host adapter
are securely seated in the slot.
Anchor the board’s mounting bracket to the computer chassis using the screw
from the slot cover that you set aside previously.
Replace the cover on the system unit.
Connect your analog monitor’s 15-pin VGA connector to the card and fasten
the retaining screws (if any).
Connect other cables and devices if available -You are now ready to install the
software drivers and utilities.
Systems with Existing VGA Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Change your display driver to Standard VGA.
Shut down your computer and unplug all electrical cords.
Replace the existing VGA card with a AGP-V6600 series graphics card.
Restart your computer.
Install the ASUS AGP-V6600 series display driver.
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III. Windows 95/98
Operating System Requirements
NOTE: This graphics card requires a motherboard with an AGP slot.
Windows 95 OSR2.0 with USB Support
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Requirements
Windows 95 OSR2.0 supports AGP cards, but to take advantage of all the AGP
features, you must use Windows 95 OSR2.0 and install the USB upgrade and then
install the VGARTD driver for the corresponding chipset on your motherboard (see
III. Windows 95/98 | Install GART Driver).
To install Win95 OSR2.0 with USB support, you must have OSR2.0 installed already. Otherwise, first install OSR2.0 and then use the USB support update (you
must use the same update language of your Windows language). On the April 1997
MSDN Disc-1 “Windows 95, SDKs, and Tools”, OSR2.0 is found in “\OSR2” while
the USB support update is found in “\OSR2\USBSUPP”. To determine the installed
version of the operating system, look in the registry at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Version
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\VersionNumber
OSR2.0 with USB has:
Version “Windows 95” and VersionNumber “4.03.1212” or “4.03.1214”.
Windows 98
Windows 98 supports full Direct3D and AGP features. If you are still using the beta
version of Windows 98 and you want to fully take advantage the Direct3D and AGP
features, you must upgrade your current Windows to the release version before installing the AGP display driver.
Windows 98 includes VGARTD for the major chipsets but it is recommended that
you install VGARTD from the ASUS AGP-V6600 Series CD to make sure that you
have the latest version of VGARTD (see III. Windows 95/98 | Install GART Driver).
NOTES
• VGARTD stands for Virtual Graphics Address Remapping Table Driver, which
is necessary to use the DIME feature of AGP. DIME means Direct Memory
Execute, which is accessed directly by most AGP chips (when VGARTD is
installed) for complex texture-mapping operations.
• For other notes or release information, see the README files in the installation CD disc.
• This Manual assumes that your CD-ROM disc drive is drive D: and that
Windows is in C:\WINDOWS. Replace either with the actual location, if
necessary.
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III. Windows 95/98
Driver Setup
You can use one of three methods to install the Windows 95/98 drivers for your
ASUS AGP-V6600 series graphics card.
NOTE: Method 2 and Method 3 will not install the appropriate AGP GART
driver if your motherboard does not use the Intel AGPset. Installing the AGP
GART driver will ensure that the AGPset’s AGP functions are available. Method
2 and Method 3 will not install also the DirectX runtime libraries. DirectX must
be installed so that your video player can take advantage of hardware acceleration. See III. Windows 95/98 | Install GART Driver and III. Windows 95/98 |
Install DirectX later in this manual for the setup steps.
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program
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Driver Setup
NOTE: See III. Windows 95/98 | Drivers | Install Display Driver for more
information.
1. Start Windows.
2. Switch display to Windows’ Standard Display Adapter (VGA) mode and then
restart Windows.
3. Insert the CD installation disc into your CD-ROM drive.
4. The ASUS Windows 95/98 Install Shell appears. Click Drivers and then click
Install Display Driver on the Drivers dialog box.
5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.
6. When Setup has finished installing all the necessary files on your computer, it
will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes... and then Finish to restart
your computer and to complete Setup.
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Method 2: Display Property Page
1. Start Windows.
2. Switch display to Windows’ Standard Display Adapter (VGA) mode and then
restart Windows.
3. Right-click the Windows desktop and click Properties.
4. Click the Settings tab and then click Advanced. The Standard Display Adapter
(VGA) Properties dialog box appears.
III. Windows 95/98
Driver Setup
5. Click Change on the Adapter tab. The Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box
appears. Click Next, click Display a list of all the drivers... and then click Next.
6. Click Show all hardware and then click Have Disk....When the Install From
Disk dialog box appears, type the location of the ASUS6600.INF file and then
proceed to step 9. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
7. Click Browse to search the CD-ROM drive. In the Drives box of the Open
dialog box, select your CD-ROM drive and then click OK.
8. In the Folders box, double-click the WIN9x folder and then select ASUS6600.INF
in the File name box.
9. Click OK. A list of video cards appears. Select your VGA card type for your operating system and then click OK.
10. The Update Driver Warning box appears. Click Yes to confirm the setting up
of the ASUS enhanced display drivers and then follow the onscreen instructions
to start the setup.
11. Setup will prompt you when it has finished installing all the necessary files on
your computer. Click Finish to close Setup.
12. When you are returned to the Standard Display Adapter (VGA) Properties
box, click Close. The Display Properties box appears. Click Close.
13. The system will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart your
computer and to complete Setup.
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III. Windows 95/98
Method 3: Plug and Play
NOTE: Before proceeding with these steps, replace first your old VGA card with
an ASUS AGP-V6600 series graphics card.
1. Start Windows.
III. Windows 95/98
Driver Installation
2. When Windows detects your ASUS AGP-V6600 series graphics card, the New
Hardware Found dialog box appears.
3. Click Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer.
4. When Setup prompts you for the location of the driver, type D:\WIN9x to direct
Setup to the INF file and then click Finish to install the driver.
5. When Setup has finished installing all the necessary files on your computer, it
will prompt you to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart your computer and
to complete Setup.
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III. Windows 95/98
Drivers
Install Display Driver
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
III. Windows 95/98
Install Driver
Click Drivers.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install Display Driver to install all the
drivers and utilities into your computer. Setup will install the drivers
in the following order: Display
Driver (Direct3D and OpenGL Drivers), DirectX runtime libraries, and
VGART driver. Just follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.
If you prefer to install the drivers individually, follow the steps on the following
pages.
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Install DirectX
Microsoft DirectX allows 3D hardware acceleration support in Windows 95/98. For
Software MPEG support in Windows 95/98, you must first install Microsoft DirectX,
and then an MPEG-compliant video player.
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Drivers.
III. Windows 95/98
Install DirectX
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install DirectX to select the DirectX
version you want to install.
3. Select the DirectX version to install
and then click Install. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
WARNING! Some games written
for older DirectX versions may not
work properly under DirectX 7.
Make sure that your applications or
games support DirectX 7 before installing the DirectX 7 runtime libraries. DirectX 7 currently cannot be
uninstalled by regular means, such
as outlined in III. Windows 95/98 |
Uninstall Display Driver.
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III. Windows 95/98
Install GART Driver
The AGP GART Driver is used to support AGP functionality for the chipset on your
PC’s motherboard. It is recommended to install the GART driver if it is newer than
the one you have installed in your system. The GART driver is only necessary for an
AGP graphics card.
NOTE: Installation dialogs are slightly different for each chipset. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the GART driver installation. The succeeding steps
assume that you are installing for an Intel chipset.
III. Windows 95/98
Install GART
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Drivers.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install GART Driver to install AGP
support for motherboards with Intel,
AMD, VIA, SiS, or ALi chipsets.
3. A message appears that the
VGARTD driver is only required for
AGP boards. Click Yes to continue
to install the driver.
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4. The AGP VGARTD Driver Detection box appears with the chipset detected on your motherboard. Click
OK to install the appropriate driver
for your chipset.
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Install GART
5. If you selected No..., on the previous dialog box before clicking OK,
you will be presented with a selection of other drivers. Make your
driver selection and click Install.
6. When the Welcome dialog box appears, click Next to continue.
7. Once the driver installation is finished, click Finish.
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Install ASUS TWAIN Driver
NOTE: ASUS TWAIN Driver is not available with this version.
Uninstall Display Driver
If you want to update your display drivers or if you no longer need the AGP-V6600
display drivers, you can use one of the following procedures to completely uninstall
the drivers from Windows 95/98 to save disk space.
Using the Autorun Screen
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Uninstall Driver
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Drivers.
2. Click Uninstall Display Driver and
follow the on-screen directions.
Using Windows 95/98 Control Panel
1. Click Start, and then point to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
4. Click the Install/Uninstall tab.
5. Click ASUS V6600 Series Display
Driver from the list.
6. Click Add/Remove.
7. The system will prompt you to restart
your computer. Click Yes to restart.
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Utilities
Install ASUS Live Utility
NOTE: ASUS Live Utility is available only for models with the VIDEO-IN connector.
Install Acrobat Reader
Acrobat Reader is necessary for reading the PDF copy of this manual.
III. Windows 95/98
Install Reader
1. Insert the CD installation disc into
your CD-ROM drive or double click
the CD drive icon in My Computer
to bring up the autorun screen or run
Setup.exe in the root directory of
your CD-ROM drive.
Click Utilities.
2. The Utilities box appears. Click Install Acrobat Reader.
3. When the Acrobat Reader x.x
Setup box appears, click Next.
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4. When the Software Licese Agreement box appears, click Accept to
signify your acceptance of the License Agreement.
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Install Reader
5. When the Choose Destination Location box prompts you for a destination folder, click Next to select the
default location. Setup starts to copy
the necessary files to your computer.
6. When Setup has finished copying
files to your computer, click Yes, I
want to restart my computer now
and then click Finish to restart your
computer to begin using Acrobat
Reader. You may select No, I will restart my computer later if you still
want to install other software or want
to use your computer and then click
Finish.
Install ASUS Tweak Utility
NOTE: ASUS Tweak Utility is not available with this version.
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Display Properties
After installation of the display drivers, you are now ready to configure the display
properties of your graphics card.
III. Windows 95/98
Display Properties
To open the properties page for your computer or change the display properties,
click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Display, click the
Settings tab, and then click Advanced.
Click here
V6600
V6600 lists the relevant information
about your card. Aside from this, it has
links to the ASUSTeK COMPUTER,
INC. web site for updated information
about the graphics card, latest drivers,
and other information.
To change display properties, click Additional Properties.
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Additional GeForce 256 Properties
Color Correction
Color Correction allows you to make
color adjustments, such as brightness,
contrast, and gamma values for each or
all of the RGB colors. This function is
not available when the screen is in 256color (8bpp) mode.
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Color Correction
Active Color Channel
Active Color Channel shows how each
(R, G, or B) or all channels are distributed when you move the Brightness,
Contrast, or Gamma slider to make your
adjustments. You can adjust all channels at once (All channels) or individual
channels (Red, Green, or Blue) from
the Active Color Channel drop-down
combo box.
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma sliders let you calibrate the brightness, contrast, and gamma output of your display
card.
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Custom color settings
Custom color settings lists schemes or
settings that you can use to change the
appearance of many screen elements simultaneously. You can use existing
schemes, or create and save your own
scheme by saving your current settings,
or delete unwanted schemes. You may
want to save a scheme that you created
for some application.
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Color/Direct3D
Direct3D Settings
Direct3D Settings allows you to make
adjustments on the color settings for
your Direct3D (D3D) games, namely
performance and compatibility and
mipmapping.
Performance and
Compatibility Options
Performance and Compatibility Options lets you set options that affect the
performance and compatibility of your
D3D games.
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Enable fog table emulation
Some old games do not correctly query the D3D hardware capabilities and expect
table fog support. Choosing this option will ensure that such games will run properly.
Adjust Z-buffer depth to rendering depth if unequal
This option forces the hardware to automatically adjust the depth of its Z-buffer to
the depth that the application requests. Normally, you will want to keep this option
enabled, unless your work absolutely requires a specific Z-buffer depth.
Enable alternate depth buffering technique
This option lets the hardware use a different mechanism for depth buffering in 16-bit
applications. Enabling this setting can produce higher quality rendering of 3D images.
Display logo when running Direct3D applications
This option lets you display the NVidia logo in the lower corner of the screen while
running Direct3D applications.
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Direct3D
Mipmapping
Mipmapping lets you set options that
affect the performance and compatibility of your D3D games.
Automatically generate x mipmap levels
This option lets the hardware automatically generate mipmaps to increase the efficiency of texture transfers across the bus and provide higher application performance.
Auto-mipmap method
This option lets you choose the auto-mipmap method. Choose bilinear method for a generally improved performance or anisotropic method for a generally higher quality image.
Mipmap detail level
This option lets you adjust the level of detail bias for mipmaps. A lower bias will
increase the application performance.
Custom Direct3D settings
Custom Direct3D settings lists
schemes or settings that you can use to
change Direct3D settings simultaneously. You can use existing schemes,
or create and save your own scheme by
saving your current settings, or delete
unwanted schemes. You may want to
save a scheme that you created for a
D3D game.
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More Direct3D
Texel Alignment
Changing these values will change
where the texel origin is defined. The
default values conform to the Direct3D
specifications. Some software may expect the texel origin to be defined elsewhere. The image quality of such applications will improve if the texel origin is redefined.
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Direct3D
More Direct3D lets you set additional
options that affect the performance and
compatibility of your D3D games.
Dragging the slider to the left positions the texel origin
toward the upper left corner and to the right positions it
toward the center. The selected value is shown at the
top (range: 0 to 7, default: 3).
PCI Texture Memory Size
NOTE: This setting applies only to
PCI display adapters or to AGP display adapters running in PCI compatibility mode.
PCI Texture Memory Size lets you set
the amount of system memory for texture storage.
Clicking the up arrow increases the memory size while
clicking the down arrow decreases the size of system
memory for textures. The maximum amount of system memory for texture storage depends on the physical memory installed on your system.
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OpenGL Settings
OpenGL Settings allows you to make
adjustments on the color settings for
your OpenGL applications, namely performance and compatibility and
mipmapping.
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OpenGL
Performance and
Compatibility Options
Performance and Compatibility Options lets you set options that affect the
performance and compatibility of your
OpenGL applications.
Enable buffer region extension
This option allows the drivers to use the OpenGL extension GL_KTX_buffer_region.
Allow the dual planes extension to use local video memory
This option allows the use of local video memory when the GL_KTX_buffer_region
extension is enabled.
Use fast linear-mipmap-linear filtering
This option allows increased application performance at the expense of some image
quality loss. In many cases, the loss of image quality may not be noticeable.
Enable anisotropic filtering
This option allows OpenGL to use anisotropic filtering for improved image quality.
Enable alternate depth buffering technique
This option lets the hardware use a different mechanis, for depth buffering in 16-bit
applications. Enabling this setting produces higher quality rendering of 3D images.
Disable support for enhanced CPU instruction sets
This option disables driver support for enhanced 3D instructions used by certain CPUs.
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Default color depth for textures
This option determines whether textures
of a specific color depth should be used
by default in OpenGL applications. Options are Use desktop color depth (default), Always use 16 bpp, and Always
use 32 bpp.
Buffer flipping mode
This option determines the buffer flipping mode for full-screen OpenGL applications. Options are Auto-select (default), Use block transfer, and Use page flip.
This option (right) lets you set the
amount of system memory for texture
storage.
NOTE: This setting applies only to
PCI display adapters or to AGP display adapters running in PCI compatibility mode.
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OpenGL
Vertical sync
This option lets you specify how vertical sync is handled in OpenGL. Options are
Always off (default), Off by default, On by default.
Clicking the up arrow increases the memory size
while clicking the down arrow decreases the size of
system memory for textures. The maximum amount
of system memory for texture storage depends on
the physical memory installed on your system.
Custom OpenGL settings
Custom OpenGL settings lists
schemes or settings that you can use to
change OpenGL settings simultaneously. You can use existing schemes,
or create and save your own scheme by
saving your current settings, or delete
unwanted schemes. You may want to
save a scheme that you created for an
OpenGL game.
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Overlay Color Control
Overlay Color Control allows you to
make adjustments on the quality of
video or DVD playback on your monitor. You can independently control the
brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation
to achieve optimal image quality when
playing back videos or DVD movies on
your computer.
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Overlay Control
Dragging a slider to the left decreases the level and
to the right increases it. The number at the right of
each slider displays the brightness (value range: 0%
to 200%, default: 100%), contrast (0% to 200%, default: 100%), hue (-180º to +180º, default: 0º), or
saturation (0% to 200%, default: 100%).
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Other Options
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Other Options
Other Options lets you select the
proper timing mode of your monitor and
display the Quick Tweak icon in the
taskbar.
Monitor Timing
Monitor Timing lets you select the
proper timing mode for your monitor.
Auto-Detect (let Windows determine the proper mode)
This option allows Windows to receive the proper timing information directly from
the monitor itself. This is the default setting.
NOTE: Some older monitors may not support this feature.
General Timing Formula (GTF)
GTF is a standard used by most new hardware.
Discrete Monitor Timings (DMT)
DMT is an older standard still in use on some hardware. Select this option if your
hardware requires DMT.
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Display the Quick Tweak
icon in the taskbar
Display the Quick Tweak icon in the
taskbar lets you add the V6600 Quick
Tweak icon on the Windows taskbar.
Right-clicking the QuickTweak icon
(user-definable from a drop-down
combo box) on the taskbar provides you
with a menu that allows you to apply
any of the custom OpenGL, Direct3D,
or Color Settings “on-the-fly”. The popup menu also contains items for restoring default settings and accessing the
Display Properties dialog box.
Right-click here
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Install Display Driver
WARNING! Before installing the display driver in Windows NT 4.0, make sure that
you have installed Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack3 or later, to take full advantage of the ASUS AGP-V6600 AGP features. (You may download service packs
at http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads.)
NOTE: The following steps assume your CD-ROM drive letter is D.
Installation Procedures
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Install Driver
1. Start Windows NT, switch display properties to VGA mode (16 colors, 640 x 480
pixels), then restart your computer to make the change.
2. After your computer restarts, right-click the desktop and click Properties.
3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Select Change Display Type.
5. Select Adapter Type and click Change.
6. Click Have Disk.
7. Insert the CD installation disc.
8. Type D:\NT40 or click Browse to select the path of the display driver for Windows NT. Click OK.
9. Select ASUS V6600 and then click OK.
10. Windows NT will once again prompt for confirmation. All appropriate files are
then copied to the hard disk. When all files are copied, go back to the Display
Properties box by clicking Close. Click Apply.
11. The System Settings Change dialog box is displayed. Click Yes to restart Windows.
12. Windows NT will restart with the default settings. The Display applet will appear to allow for mode selection.
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V. Resolution Table
Resolution
Color Depth
8bpp =
256 colors
Standard
16bpp =
65K colors
High Color
32bpp =
16.7M colors
True Color
V. Resolution
640 x 480
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
200Hz
240Hz
31.5
34.9
37.9
37.5
43.3
51.0
61.8
72.9
75.2
78.7
90.3
108.0
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800 x 600
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70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
170Hz
200Hz
240Hz
37.9
43.8
48.2
46.9
53.7
63.7
77.2
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94.0
112.7
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1024 x 768
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
200Hz
240Hz
48.4
56.4
57.5
60.0
68.7
81.7
98.8
116.6
120.2
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1152 x 864
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70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
200Hz
53.7
62.9
64.9
67.5
77.1
91.3
111.2
131.3
135.2
141.4
162.9
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100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
60.0
69.9
72.1
75.2
86.0
101.7
123.5
145.1
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Vertical
Horizontal
Frequency Frequency
Color Depth
8bpp =
256 colors
Standard
16bpp =
65K colors
High Color
32bpp =
16.7M colors
True Color
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
170Hz
64.0
74.6
76.8
80.0
91.3
108.5
131.7
155.9
159.6
167.3
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72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
140Hz
144Hz
150Hz
55.9
65.6
67.5
70.5
80.4
95.3
115.4
136.8
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1600 x 1200
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70Hz
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75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
120Hz
75.0
87.5
90.1
94.0
106.1
127.5
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1920 x 1080
60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
100Hz
67.1
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81.1
84.6
96.4
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60Hz
70Hz
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75Hz
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100Hz
74.6
87.4
90.0
94.0
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60Hz
70Hz
72Hz
75Hz
85Hz
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104.9
108.5
112.5
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111.9
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VI. Troubleshooting
Recommended Action
VI. Troubleshooting
Description
After installation and re- • Make sure the “Assign IRQ to VGA” option is enstarting, Windows 95/98
abled in the BIOS.
informs me that the display • Check if there is enough IRQ for VGA.
setting is still incorrect.
• Uninstall the driver, restart, and reinstall the driver.
My monitor is not capable • It depends on the display characteristics of your
of high resolution or remonitor. Consult your monitor documentation for the
fresh rate.
proper configuration.
DirectX or the other appli- • Windows 95 is not OSR2.1 or later.
cations report no AGP • DirectX version is not 6.0 or later.
memory available.
• You have not installed appropriate drivers for the
AGP chipset. (e.g. VGARTD.VXD for Intel 440LX).
• Incorrect BIOS setting. BIOS must support at least
64MB for AGP aperture size.
Games or applications re- • 3D works only in 16- or 32-bit color depth. Switch
your color depth display mode to 16-bit (high color)
port “No 3D acceleration
or 32-bit (true color).
hardware found.”
• Check necessary libraries, such as DirectX or
OpenGL.
• Try to switch to a lower resolution.
I cannot enable AGP
memory or run I-Base test.
• You may be using a motherboard with an Aladdin
IV AGPset. To get the best compatibility, the display card uses AGP Bus Master mode instead of AGP
execute mode for motherboards using this AGPset.
My MPEG player displays • You must install DirectX 6 or later so that your player
bad quality video clips.
can take advantage of the hardware acceleration
mode (DirectDraw).
• Try to switch to a lower resolution, color depth, or
refresh rate. Switching to a lower mode allows your
player to use hardware acceleration mode.
• Switch dual view mode to VGA or TV mode.
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