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V3800 Series
3D Multimedia Accelerator
USER’S MANUAL
Hardware & Video Drivers
AGP-V3800 Ultra Series
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ASUS V3800 Series
1.04 E431
July 1999
ASUS V3800 Series User’s Manual
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CONTENTS
I. Introduction ..................................................................................... 7
Highlights ......................................................................................... 7
Available Models ............................................................................. 7
AGP Series ................................................................................. 7
ASUS AGP-V3800 Ultra Series ........................................... 7
ASUS AGP-V3800 Series .................................................... 7
ASUS AGP-V3800 Magic Series ......................................... 7
PCI Series ................................................................................... 8
ASUS PCI-V3800 Ultra Series ............................................ 8
ASUS PCI-V3800 Series ...................................................... 8
Specific Features .............................................................................. 8
AGP-V3800 Ultra Series ...................................................... 8
AGP-V3800 Series ............................................................... 8
AGP-V3800 Magic Series .................................................... 8
PCI-V3800 Ultra Series ........................................................ 8
PCI-V3800 Series ................................................................. 8
Common Features ............................................................................ 9
II. Hardware Installation .................................................................. 10
ASUS AGP-V3800 Ultra Series Layout ........................................ 10
ASUS AGP-V3800 Series Layout ................................................. 11
ASUS AGP-V3800 Magic Layout ................................................. 12
ASUS PCI-V3800 Ultra Series Layout ......................................... 13
ASUS PCI-V3800 Series Layout ................................................... 14
ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit ........................................... 15
Installation Procedures ................................................................... 16
New Systems ............................................................................ 16
Systems with Existing VGA Card ............................................ 16
III. Windows 95/98 ............................................................................ 17
Operating System Requirements ................................................... 17
Windows 95 OSR2.0 with USB Support ................................. 17
Windows 98 .............................................................................. 17
Driver Setup ................................................................................... 18
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program ................................... 18
Method 2: Display Property Page ............................................ 19
Method 3: Plug and Play .......................................................... 20
ASUS Windows 95/98 Install Shell ............................................... 21
Install Display Driver ............................................................... 21
Install DirectX .......................................................................... 22
Install GART Driver ................................................................. 23
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CONTENTS
Install ASUS Live Utility ......................................................... 25
ASUS Main Panel ............................................................... 26
ASUS Live Video .......................................................................... 26
Always On Top ................................................................... 27
Show/Hide Video Source Option ....................................... 27
Video Capture ..................................................................... 28
Uninstall Display Driver .......................................................... 32
Using the Autorun Screen ................................................... 32
Using Windows 95/98 Control Panel ................................. 32
Install Acrobat Reader .............................................................. 33
Install ASUS Tweak Utility ...................................................... 35
Tweak Utility ................................................................................. 36
ASUS Control Panel ...................................................................... 38
Refresh Rate ............................................................................. 38
More Resolution ....................................................................... 39
Information ............................................................................... 39
Color ......................................................................................... 40
Desktop ............................................................................... 40
D3D/Game .......................................................................... 40
General Functions ............................................................... 41
Important Notes .................................................................. 42
Display ..................................................................................... 43
VGA ................................................................................... 43
TV ....................................................................................... 45
Advanced .................................................................................. 46
3D/VR ................................................................................. 46
Direct3D ............................................................................. 48
OpenGL .............................................................................. 48
VrViewer (optional) ....................................................................... 49
Opening or Displaying a Stereoscopic or 3D File ................... 49
Testing the 3D Glasses ............................................................. 50
Changing the View ................................................................... 50
IV. Windows NT 4.0 ........................................................................... 51
Install Display Driver ..................................................................... 51
Installation Procedures ............................................................. 51
V. Resolution Table ............................................................................ 52
VI. Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 55
Description ..................................................................................... 55
Recommended Action .................................................................... 55
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
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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ASUS V3800 Series User’s Manual
I. Introduction
I. Introduction
Features
Thank you for purchasing an ASUS V3800 Series Graphics and Video Accelerator.
With the NVIDIA RIVA TNT2™ Ultra™/TNT2™/TNT2™ M64™ built in, the ASUS
V3800 Series graphics cards provide you with extremely fast acceleration in 2D/3D
graphics and high quality scalable video playback, which can fully support 3D Business, Gaming, and Multimedia Applications.
Highlights
• Supports professional graphics design, • Powerful 3D rendering
gaming, learning, and business applications • Crisp, realistic images
• Flicker-free, high refresh rates for less eyestrain • Striking cinema-quality video
Available Models
AGP Series
ASUS AGP-V3800 Ultra Series
• AGP-V3800 Ultra Deluxe (32MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + Video-In + TV-Out + 3D Glasses (ASUS VR-100G Bundled Free!)
• AGP-V3800 Ultra/Pure (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
Pure VGA (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
ASUS AGP-V3800 Series
• AGP-V3800 TVR Deluxe (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + Video-In + TV-Out + 3D Glasses (ASUS VR-100G Bundled Free!)
• AGP-V3800/TVR (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + Video-In + TV-Out + 3D Glasses Support (ASUS VR-100G Upgradeable)
• AGP-V3800/TV (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + Video-In + TV-Out (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
• AGP-V3800/T (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + TV-Out (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
• AGP-V3800/Pure (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
Pure VGA (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
ASUS AGP-V3800 Magic Series
• AGP-V3800M/T (32/16 MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + TV-Out (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
• AGP-V3800M/Pure (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
Pure VGA (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
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I. Introduction
I. Introduction
Features
PCI Series
ASUS PCI-V3800 Ultra Series
• PCI-V3800 Ultra/TV (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + Video-In + TV-Out (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
• PCI-V3800 Ultra/T (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + TV-Out (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
• PCI-V3800 Ultra/Pure (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
Pure VGA (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
ASUS PCI-V3800 Series
• PCI-V3800/TV (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + Video-In + TV-Out (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
• PCI-V3800/T (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
VGA + TV-Out (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
• PCI-V3800/Pure (32/16MB Frame Buffer)
Pure VGA (ASUS VR-100 Upgradeable)
Specific Features
AGP-V3800 Ultra Series
• Built-in NVIDIA RIVA TNT2™ Ultra™ 128-bit 3D Graphics and Video Accelerator
• 300MHz Palette-DAC
AGP-V3800 Series
• Built-in NVIDIA RIVA TNT2™ 128-bit 3D Graphics and Video Accelerator
• 300MHz Palette-DAC
AGP-V3800 Magic Series
• Built-in NVIDIA RIVA TNT2™ M64™ 128-bit 3D Graphics and Video Accelerator
• 250MHz Palette-DAC
PCI-V3800 Ultra Series
• Built-in NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Ultra™ 128-bit 3D Graphics and Video Accelerator
• 300MHz Palette-DAC
• PCI Slot Support
PCI-V3800 Series
• Built-in NVIDIA RIVA TNT2™ 128-bit 3D Graphics and Video Accelerator
• 300MHz Palette-DAC
• PCI Slot Support
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I. Introduction
I. Introduction
Features
Common Features
• AGP Series only: Bus mastering AGP V2.0 slot interface with full sideband and
“Execute” model support
• Optimized for Direct3D acceleration with complete support for DirectX 5.0 and
6.x features, such as multi-texturing, bump mapping, texture modulation, light
maps, full-scene anti-aliasing, and Trilinear and 8-tap Anisotropic filtering (better than Trilinear Mip mapping)
• OpenGL ICD support in Windows 95/98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000
• TwiN-Texel (TNT) 32-bit graphics pipeline providing 2 texture mapped, lit pixels per clock and single pass multi-texture rendering
• 32-bit ARGB rendering with destination alpha, 16- or 24-bit Z buffer, 8-bit stencil buffer
• 100% hardware triangle setup engine
• High performance 128-bit 2D/GUI/DirectDraw acceleration
• Planar YUV12 (4:2:0) to/from packed (4:2:2) Color Space Conversion for software MPEG acceleration and H.261 video conferencing applications
• DVD sub-picture alpha blend compositing
• Video Acceleration for DirectShow MPEG 1/2 and Indeo
• VESA DDC2B+, DPMS, VBE 2.0/3.0 support
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Projector
ASUS TV Box
ASUS V3800 Series User’s Manual
Stereo Glasses Output
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video) 7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
S-Video to Composite Cable
3D Glasses
(ASUS VR-100G)
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
JP1
JP1
J1
PAL
1 2 3
NTSC
1 2 3
Digital
PC to TV
Encoder
Digital
Video
Decoder
TM
Graphics
Processor
Chip with Fan
NVIDIA RIVA
TNT2 Ultra
32MB or 16 MB Frame Buffer
Use the same TV standard for all devices. For example,
if your TV uses the NTSC standard, then you should set
JP1 to “NTSC.”
VGA
BIOS
FAN_PWR
®
NOTES
• Components enclosed in dotted boxes are not available in
the Pure model of this Series.
• Use the same TV standard for all devices.
•
and
cannot be connected at the same time.
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
CCD/camcorder
input/Tuner/
TV Box Input
(7pin) (video model)
VR Glasses
Output (TVR model)
VIP
Connector B
VIP Connector A
The VIP (Video Interface Port) Connectors are used for third party add-on modules,
such as video capture cards or television tuners.
32MB / 16MB Frame Buffer
ASUS AGP-V3800 Ultra Series card (PAL or NTSC)
Ultra Deluxe only: Video-in and TV-out cables
Ultra Deluxe only: ASUS VR-100G
Pure: ASUS VR-100 upgradeable (see page 15)
This User’s Manual (with Adobe® Acrobat® PDF copy)
ASUS V3800 Series Driver & Utility CD Disc
Item Checklist
CATV
®
II. Installation
AGP-V3800 Ultra
ASUS AGP-V3800 Ultra Series Layout
II. Hardware Installation
Projector
ASUS TV Box
ASUS V3800 Series User’s Manual
Stereo Glasses Output
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video) 7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
S-Video to Composite Cable
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
JP1
JP1
J1
PAL
1 2 3
NTSC
1 2 3
Digital
PC to TV
Encoder
Digital
Video
Decoder
VIP
Connector B
VIP Connector A
TM
Graphics
Processor
Chip with Fan
NVIDIA RIVA
TNT2
32MB or 16 MB Frame Buffer
Use the same TV standard for all devices. For example,
if your TV uses the NTSC standard, then you should set
JP1 to “NTSC.”
VGA
BIOS
FAN_PWR
®
II. Installation
AGP-V3800
NOTES
• Components enclosed in dotted boxes are not available in
the Pure model of this Series.
• Use the same TV standard for all devices.
and
cannot be connected at the same time.
•
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
CCD/camcorder
input/Tuner/
TV Box Input
(7pin) (video model)
VR Glasses
Output (TVR model)
ASUS AGP-V3800 Series card (PAL or NTSC)
All except Pure: Video-in and TV-out cables
T model: TV-out cable only
TVR Deluxe only: ASUS VR-100G
All other models: ASUS VR-100 upgradeable (see page 15)
This User’s Manual (with Adobe® Acrobat® PDF copy)
ASUS V3800 Series Driver & Utility CD Disc
Item Checklist
CATV
®
3D Glasses
(ASUS VR-100G)
The VIP (Video Interface Port) Connectors are used for third party add-on modules,
such as video capture cards or television tuners.
32MB / 16MB Frame Buffer
ASUS AGP-V3800 Series Layout
II. Installation
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Components enclosed in uneven
dotted boxes (
) can be
used or are available only in the
ASUS AGP-V3800M/T model.
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
ASUS AGP-V3800 Magic Series card (PAL or NTSC)
All except Pure: TV-out cable
ASUS VR-100 upgradeable (see page 15)
This User’s Manual (with Adobe® Acrobat® PDF copy)
ASUS V3800 Series Driver & Utility CD Disc
Item Checklist
Projector
VGA Output
Flat Panel Display Output
JP1
JP1
J1
PAL
1 2 3
NTSC
1 2 3
Digital
PC to TV
Encoder
Digital
Flat Panel
Transmitter
TM
TM
Graphics
Processor
Chip with Fan
NVIDIA RIVA
TNT2 M64
32MB or 16 MB Frame Buffer
Use the same TV standard for all devices. For example,
if your TV uses the NTSC standard, then you should set
JP1 to “NTSC.”
VGA
BIOS
FAN_PWR
®
NOTE
• Components enclosed in dotted boxes are not available in
the Pure model of this Series.
• Use the same TV standard for all devices.
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
Flat Panel
Monitor output
VIP
Connector B
VIP Connector A
The VIP (Video Interface Port) Connectors are used for third party add-on modules,
such as video capture cards or television tuners.
32MB / 16MB Frame Buffer
Components enclosed in uniform dotted boxes (
) can be
used or are available only in the ASUS AGP-V3800M/F model.
Flat Panel Monitor
II. Installation
AGP-V3800 Magic
ASUS AGP-V3800 Magic Layout
II. Hardware Installation
Projector
ASUS TV Box
ASUS V3800 Series User’s Manual
Stereo Glasses Output
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video) 7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
S-Video to Composite Cable
ASUS PCI-V3800 Ultra Series card (PAL or NTSC)
TV model: Video-in and TV-out cables
T model: TV-out cable only
ASUS VR-100 upgradeable (see page 15)
This User’s Manual (with Adobe® Acrobat® PDF copy)
ASUS V3800 Series Driver & Utility CD Disc
Item Checklist
CATV
®
3D Glasses
(ASUS VR-100G)
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
JP1
JP1
J1
PAL
1 2 3
NTSC
1 2 3
Digital
PC to TV
Encoder
VGA
BIOS
FAN_PWR
TM
Graphics
Processor
Chip with Fan
NVIDIA RIVA
TNT2 Ultra
32MB or 16 MB Frame Buffer
Use the same TV standard for all devices. For example,
if your TV uses the NTSC standard, then you should set
JP1 to “NTSC.”
Digital
Video
Decoder
®
II. Installation
PCI-V3800 Ultra
NOTES
• Components enclosed in dotted boxes are not available in
the Pure model of this Series.
• Use the same TV standard for all devices.
and
cannot be connected at the same time.
•
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
CCD/camcorder
input/Tuner/
TV Box Input
(7pin) (video model)
VR Glasses
Output (TVR model)
VIP
Connector B
VIP Connector A
The VIP (Video Interface Port) Connectors are used for third party add-on modules,
such as video capture cards or television tuners.
32MB / 16MB Frame Buffer
ASUS PCI-V3800 Ultra Series Layout
II. Hardware Installation
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Projector
ASUS TV Box
®
ASUS V3800 Series User’s Manual
Stereo Glasses Output
Composite (RCA) Output
S-Video Output
VGA Output
Video Input (ASUS Video) 7pin S compatible)
Composite (RCA) Input
S-Video to Composite Cable
3D Glasses
(ASUS VR-100G)
composite/TV
output (RCA)
(video model)
JP1
JP1
J1
PAL
1 2 3
NTSC
1 2 3
Digital
PC to TV
Encoder
VGA
BIOS
FAN_PWR
TM
Graphics
Processor
Chip with Fan
NVIDIA RIVA
TNT2
32MB or 16 MB Frame Buffer
Use the same TV standard for all devices. For example,
if your TV uses the NTSC standard, then you should set
JP1 to “NTSC.”
Digital
Video
Decoder
VIP
Connector B
®
NOTES
• Components enclosed in dotted boxes are not available in
the Pure model of this Series.
• Use the same TV standard for all devices.
and
cannot be connected at the same time.
•
SVHS/TV output
(7pin) (video model)
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
CCD/camcorder
input/Tuner/
TV Box Input
(7pin) (video model)
VR Glasses
Output (TVR model)
VIP Connector A
The VIP (Video Interface Port) Connectors are used for third party add-on modules,
such as video capture cards or television tuners.
32MB / 16MB Frame Buffer
ASUS PCI-V3800 Series card (PAL or NTSC)
TV model: Video-in and TV-out cables
T model: TV-out cable only
ASUS VR-100 upgradeable (see page 15)
This User’s Manual (with Adobe® Acrobat® PDF copy)
ASUS V3800 Series Driver & Utility CD Disc
Item Checklist
CATV
II. Installation
PCI-V3800
ASUS PCI-V3800 Series Layout
II. Hardware Installation
II. Hardware Installation
ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit
The ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit enables the ASUS VR-100G 3D Glasses
to be used with non-TVR models of the V3800 Series cards. See your dealer for
more information on the ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit.
II. Installation
VR-100
The monitor cable that came with your kit may be of the Y- or standard type. Connect your cable accordingly.
Y-Type Connection
To VGA Card’s Monitor Output
®
VGA Input
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
VGA Output
VR Glasses
Output
Stereo Glasses Output
Projector
(Reserved)
ASUS VR-100
3D Glasses
(ASUS VR-100G)
When using a Y-type cable, you do not need to connect the VGA Input of the VR-100 to your VGA
card’s monitor output (see diagram above).
Standard Connection
To VGA Card’s Monitor Output
VGA Input
®
VGA Input
VGA Monitor
output (15pin)
(standard)
VGA Output
VR Glasses
Output
Projector
Stereo Glasses Output
(Reserved)
ASUS VR-100
3D Glasses
(ASUS VR-100G)
You must anchor the ASUS VR-100’s mounting bracket with a screw to a free expansion slot in your computer chassis.
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II. Hardware Installation
NOTE: The AGP series of this graphics card can only be installed in motherboards
with an AGP slot, while the PCI series can only be installed in a PCI 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/PCI bus expansion slot. Make sure this slot is unobstructed.
Remove the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis.
Ground yourself to an antistatic mat or other grounded source .
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/PCI 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
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Change your display driver to Standard VGA.
Shut down your computer and unplug all electrical cords.
Replace the existing VGA card with a V3800 series graphics card.
Restart your computer.
Install the ASUS V3800 series display driver.
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Operating System Requirements
NOTE: The AGP series of this graphics cards require a motherboard with an AGP slot,
while the PCI series require a PCI slot.
Windows 95 OSR2.0 with USB Support
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).
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Requirements
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 V3800 Series CD to make sure that you have
the latest version of VGARTD (see III. Windows 95/98 Install GART Driver).
NOTES
• For other notes or release information, see the README files in the installation CD.
• 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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Driver Setup
You can use one of three methods to install the Windows 95/98 drivers for your
ASUS AGP-V3800 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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Requirements
NOTE: See III. Windows 95/98 | ASUS Windows 95/98 Install Shell | Install
Display Driver for detailed steps.
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 Utilities
and then click Install Display Driver on the Drivers dialog box.
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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.
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Driver Installation
4. Click the Settings tab and then click Advanced. The Standard Display Adapter
(VGA) Properties dialog box appears.
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 ASUS3800.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 WIN95 folder and then select ASUS3800.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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Method 3: Plug and Play
NOTE: Before proceeding with these steps, replace first your old VGA card with
an ASUS V3800 series graphics card.
1. Start Windows.
2. When Windows detects your ASUS V3800 series graphics card, the New Hardware Found dialog box appears.
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Driver Installation
3. Click Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer.
4. When Setup prompts you for the location of the driver, type D:\WIN95 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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ASUS Windows 95/98 Install Shell
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.
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Install Display
Click Drivers and Utilities.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install Display Driver to install all the
drivers and utilities into your computer. Setup will install the drivers
and utilities in the following order:
Display Driver, DirectX runtime libraries, Direct3D and OpenGL Drivers for games. Just follow the
onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.
If you prefer to install the drivers and utilities 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 the Microsoft
DirectX libraries, 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 and Utilities.
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Install DirectX
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install DirectX to install the DirectX
libraries.
3. The installation program will automatically install the DirectX 6
runtime libraries into your system.
4. Setup will prompt when it has finished copying all the files to your
computer. Click OK to finish the installation.
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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. You do not have to install the GART
driver if you have the PCI series of this graphics card.
NOTE: Installation dialogs are slightly different for each chipset. Follow the
onscreen instructions to finish the VGARTD installation. The succeeding steps
assume that you are installing for an Intel AGPset.
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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 and Utilities.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install GART Driver to install AGP
support for motherboards with Intel,
VIA, SiS, or ALi AGPsets.
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 AGPset.
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5. If you selected No..., on the previous screen before clicking OK, you
will be presented with a selection of
other drivers. Make your driver selection and click Install.
6. When the Welcome screen appears,
click Next to continue.
7. Once the driver installation is finished, click Finish.
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Install ASUS Live Utility
The ASUS Live utility lets you view and capture video images from the card’s video
input port.
NOTE: Make sure that you have an ASUS graphics card with VIDEO-IN connector before attempting to install the utility.
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.
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Install ASUS Live
Click Drivers and Utilities.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install ASUS Live Utility.
3. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next to start copying the files.
Setup automatically starts copying
the necessary files to the default
folder.
To complete the installation, simply
follow the onscreen instructions.
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ASUS Live Video
The ASUS Live utility software can be used to:
1. View images using your monitor as screen from traditional consumer devices,
such as videocassette players, camcorders, digital cameras, and laser disc players
through the onboard RCA or SVHS VIDEO-IN connectors (TV and TVR models
only).
2. Capture live motion video up to 30 frames/second (minimum system requirement: Pentium II/266).
3. Play any *.AVI file.
NOTE: You should already have installed DirectX 6 or higher to use ASUS Live
(see III. Windows 95/98 Install DirectX)
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ASUS Live Video
To run the utility, click Start and point to Programs and then ASUS Live and then
click ASUS Live.
You may also run ASUS Live by clicking or right-clicking the ASUS Control Panel
icon (see III. Windwos 95/98 ASUS Control Panel) on the taskbar’s status area to
display the ASUS Control Panel, pointing to ASUS Live Video, and then clicking it.
To uninstall the software, click Start and point to Programs and then ASUS Live
and then click Uninstall. You may also uninstall the software using the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box at the Windows Setup tab. See Windows
online help for more information on removing a Windows component.
ASUS Main Panel
Capture Frames (F6)
Video Snapshot (F5)
Video Recording (F7)
Pause
About
ASUS Live
Show/Hide
Video Source Options
Play Stop
Video Slider
Up Button
Right Button
Left Button
Exit
Minimize
Capture Mode
Turn On/Off TV box
LiveVideo Mode
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Down Button
Full Screen (Ctrl+S)
Capture Settings
SnapShot Setting
Video Format
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Always On Top
The Always On Top option is
provided for users who may wish to
continue watching VCD/DVD/TV
programs while doing other tasks,
such as when downloading files
from the Internet or word processing. To keep your display screen always on top of other programs, rightclick the display screen and then
click the Always On Top button.
Position the screen where it will not
interfere with your other tasks.
Click Minimize to shrink the ASUS Main
Panel to the taskbar when viewing
Display screen
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ASUS Live Video
Show/Hide Video Source Option
When first using ASUS Live, you must set up the video source. By clicking the
Show/Hide Video Source Options button on the ASUS Main Panel, you can show
or hide the video source setup screen.
Use the Up or Down Buttons on the ASUS Main Panel or the UP and DOWN arrow
keys on your keyboard to select Video Connector and then the Left and Right Buttons or the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to set your video connection (Composite, SVideo, or Tuner) or video standard (NTSC-M, NTSC-N, NTSC-4.43, PAL-BGHI, PALM, PAL-N, or PAL-4.43).
NOTE: Users with the PAL D/K models should select PAL-BGHI for the Video
Standard.
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If desired, you may adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Hue of your display by using the video source setup screen. Use the Up or Down Buttons on the
ASUS Main Panel or the UP and DOWN arrow keys on your keyboard to select the
desired option and then the Left and Right Buttons or the LEFT and RIGHT arrow
keys to make the desired adjustments.
Click again the Show/Hide Video Source Options button on the ASUS Main Panel to
exit from the video source option screen.
Video Capture
IMPORTANT! It is the intent of ASUS that this product be used in full compliance with the copyright laws of your respective and other countries and that prior
permission be obtained from copyright owners whenever necessary.
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ASUS Live Video
When you install the Windows 95/98 Driver of your ASUS graphics card (only models
with the VIDEO-IN connector), the video capture driver will automatically be installed on
your system. This video capture driver follows Microsoft Video for Windows standard
and can open up to a capture window size of 704 x 480. It can be used with some
applications that use video capture as an option, such as video conferencing, net meeting,
or digital video authoring applications.
IMPORTANT! You must enable the DMA transfer mode of your hard disk (EIDE
HD) to get the maximum data transfer capability (704 x 480, 30 frames/second)
during the video capture process. Otherwise, your system may become unstable.
Enabling DMA Transfer Mode
NOTE: The How to Get Maximum
Capture Performance dialog box
will appear if you did not enable the
DMA transfer mode of your hard
disk when you you initially open
ASUS Live. Simply follow the
onscreen instructions to enable DMA
mode. Otherwise, do the following:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and
then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Device Manager tab and then click the plus sign next to Disk drives,
and then double-click your hard disk. The hard disk’s Properties box appears.
4. Click the Settings tab and then select the DMA check box under Options.
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Capturing Images
You must be in capture mode to capture images. To do this, click the Capture Mode
button on the ASUS Main Panel.
NOTE: ASUS Live will automatically detect and warn you if the capture driver
installed in your system is not compatible with ASUS Live.
Video Capture
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ASUS Live Video
1. Click Capture Settings to select the
video recording settings, such as the
Frame Rate (fps) (default: 30),
Maximum Capture Time (default:
10 seconds), Video Size Format and
File name and path (default:
C:\CAPTURE.AVI).
Click Advanced for more advanced
video recording settings.
2. The Video Recording Advanced
Setting dialog box appears.
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Under Video Setting, select the Video Format
Video Format, AVI CODEC, and
AVI Audio setting of your choice.
Under Playback Setting, select
whether you want or not to Playback
after Recording.
If you have limited space on your
hard disk, you may want to limit the AVI CODEC
capture file size to a certain size. To
do this, select Preallocate file to...
under Playback Setting and enter
the desired maximum file size.
You are now ready to capture AVIformatted video images.
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ASUS Live Video
AVI Audio
A dialog box appears depending on whether
you have audio set on your system.
SnapShot
1. Click SnapShot Setting to select
your Capture Picture Format (default: 24 bit) and Image Setting.
Under Image Setting, you may set
your desired Image Viewer (default:
MSPAINT.EXE or Microsoft® Paint)
and Image File name and path (default: C:\CAPTURE.BMP) and set to
Show Picture after Snapshot and/
or Store image use consecutive
numbered filename. Show Picture
after Snapshot is convenient during
a net meeting when you need to annotate a captured image and send
back to your correspondent.
You are now ready to capture BMPformatted video images.
Video Format Setting
1. Click Video Format to select the
Image Dimensions (default: 352 x
240) and Image Format (default:
ASUS Video ASV1) for your capture.
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Video Snapshot (F5)
Video Snapshot lets you capture video stream data as single images and then show
these images on your desktop almost simultaneously through the image viewer you
selected. It supports any plug-in picture viewers or image processing programs (see
Step 3 in Capturing Images) to view the captured images.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click the Video Snapshot (F5) button on the ASUS Main Panel or press the F5
key to capture the desired image on ASUS Live’s display screen. The screen will
freeze momentarily and the captured image (saved as a BMP file, using consecutive numbers) will immediately be displayed on your image viewer.
2. Repeat Step 1 as necessary.
Capture Frames (F6)
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ASUS Live Video
Capture Frames lets you capture video stream data as consecutive images and then
show these images on your desktop through your default movie player. Capture
Frames is useful in animation.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click the Capture Frames (F6) button on the ASUS Main Panel or press the F6
key to open the Capture Frames box.
2. Click Capture to begin capturing the desired frame or frames on ASUS Live’s
display screen and then click Done when finished. The initial frame of the captured video (saved as an AVI file) will immediately be displayed on your movie
player.
3. Click the PLAY button of your player to view the captured video.
Video Recording (F7)
Video Recording lets you capture video stream data continuously and then show
these images on your desktop through your default movie player.
To begin capturing, do the following:
1. Click the Video Recording (F7) button on the ASUS Main Panel or press the F7
key.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to begin and then stop recording.
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Uninstall Display Driver
If you want to update your display drivers or if you no longer need the AGP-V3800
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
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.
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Uninstall Driver
2. Click Uninstall Display Driver and
follow the onscreen 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 AGP-V3800 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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Install Acrobat Reader
Acrobat Reader is necessary for reading the PDF copy of this manual.
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.
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Install Reader
Click Drivers and Utilities.
2. The Drivers 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.
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Install ASUS Tweak Utility
The ASUS Tweak Utility lets you control the core clock speed and the memory
interface speed of your graphics card.
WARNING! Use this option with caution. Using this inappropriately may damage your card and cause your system to be unstable.
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.
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Install Tweak
Click Drivers and Utilities.
2. The Drivers box appears. Click Install ASUS Tweak Utility
3. When the Welcome box appears,
click Next.
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4. When the Information box apears,
click Next to signify your acceptance
of the warning and other related information.
Setup starts to copy the necessary
files to your computer. Follow the
onscreen intructions to complete the
installation.
Tweak Utility
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Install/Tweak Utility
WARNING! Use the ASUS Tweak Utility with extreme caution and only if you
are well acquainted with your display card. Using this inappropriately may damage your card, its components, and your system.
To run the ASUS Tweak Utility, click Start and point to Programs, Asus, Tweaking Utilities, and then click Tweak.
Timing Adjustment
Timing Adjustment lets you adjust the working frequency of the graphic engine
and video memory.
Graphics Speed
Engine
Lets you adjust the working frequency
of the graphic engine
Memory
Lets you adjust the working frequency
of the video memory.
Default
Restores the settings to their defaults.
Test settings
Lets you test your settings.
Use tweak settings on next startup
Selecting this allows you to use your
settings when Windows starts.
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Tweak Safe Mode Recovery
Timing Adjustment (Safe Mode) lets you restore the working frequency of the
graphic engine and video memory to their factory default settings. This mode is
used when you encounter problems when starting or restarting Windows using your
customized tweak settings.
Using Tweak Safe Mode Recovery
1. Restart Windows in safe mode. To
start Windows in safe mode, hold the
F8 key until the Windows Startup
Menu appears. For some machines
and Windows 98, you can use CTRL
to bring up the Startup Menu. Enter
the number for Safe mode and then
press ENTER.
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Tweak Utility
2. In Windows, click Start and point
to Programs, Asus, Tweaking Utilities, and then click Tweak Safe
Mode Recovery.
3. The ASUS Tweak Safe Mode Properties box appears. Click the appropriate settings.
Timing Adjustment (Safe Mode)
Select the Clear tweak settings and
use factory default box to change back
the timing adjustment settings to their
factory defaults and then click OK to
restart Windows properly.
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ASUS Control Panel
After installation of the display drivers, you will find
an ASUS icon on the taskbar’s status area. Clicking or
right-clicking this icon opens the ASUS Control Panel,
showing a menu composed of shortcuts of the graphics
board’s enhanced and other functions.
NOTE: Instead of clicking the ASUS Control Panel
icon, you may right-click the Windows95/98 desktop,
click Properties, and then click Settings. Under Windows98, click Advanced after clicking Settings. Click
the appropriate tab to change your display settings.
ASUS Control Panel icon
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Refresh Rate
Refresh Rate
Refresh Rate lets you change the refresh rate of your current screen resolution.
WARNING! Be sure that the refresh rate that you select is supported by your
monitor. Selecting a refresh rate that is beyond your monitor’s specification may
damage it. Press ESC to restore your original settings in case of problems.
1. Click/right-click the ASUS Control
Panel icon, point to Refresh Rate,
and then click the desired refresh
rate.
2. The system will prompt you whether
you want to keep the setting you just
selected. Click OK to keep the setting,
otherwise, click Cancel or press ESC.
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More Resolution
More Resolution lets you change the screen resolution of your monitor.
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More Resolution
1. Click/right-click the ASUS Control
Panel icon, point to More Resolution, and then click the desired screen
resolution. The system will automatically set the resolution selected without restarting your computer.
WINDOWS95 USERS: You will
be prompted to restart your computer
if you select a screen resolution with
a different color depth, for example,
from 800x600 HiColor to 800x600
TrueColor. Click OK to restart your
computer to make the change.
Information
Information 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 board, latest drivers, and other information.
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Color
Color allows you to make color adjustments, such as brightness, contrast, and gamma
values for each or all of the RGB colors. These adjustments can be made for Desktop and D3D/Game. This function is not available in 8-bit color depth.
Desktop
Desktop lets you adjust the color of your
Windows 95/98 desktop.
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Color
D3D/Game
D3D/Game lets you make your favorite
color settings for D3D games.
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General Functions
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma
Brightness / Contrast / Gamma sliders
let you calibrate the brightness, contrast,
and gamma output of your display card.
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: 128 to +128, default: 0), contrast (-30 to 30, default:
0), or gamma value (0.2 to 3.0, default: 1.0).
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Color
Desktop
Changes to your color settings are
shown immediately on your monitor.
You may change the preview picture by
clicking Load from the Desktop box.
D3D/Game
Changes to your color settings can be
viewed by clicking Preview. When
playing a full-screen DirectDraw/
Direct3D game, changes can be interactively made if Hotkey is enabled.
Color Spline
Color Spline 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) or individual channels (R, G, or B).
Scheme
Scheme lists schemes 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 special situations, such as when you want
to use the same settings when playing a
certain game or a movie.
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Hotkey
Hotkey lets you assign hot keys to adjust color settings interactively while
playing a DirectDraw/Direct3D game
or watching a movie. To use this function, click Hotkey to open the Hot Key
box and then select Enable Hotkey.
You may want to change the default hot
keys when they conflict with hot keys
of certain games, video players, or Windows programs.
To change the default hot keys
1. In the Name list under Paning
hotkey control, click the hot key
control that you want to change and
then click the Hotkey box.
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2. Hot keys automatically include
CTRL+ALT. Press any valid key (you
cannot use ESC , ENTER , TAB ,
SPACEBAR , PRINT SCREEN , or
BACKSPACE) you want to add to this
combination. For example, to define
the hot key combination CTRL+ALT+B,
press B.
NOTE: The hot keys will be available only if you selected the Enable Hotkey
check box and if you are in the appropriate environment. That is, with the Enable Hotkey check box selected, hot keys take effect only if you are playing a
full-screen DirectDraw/Direct3D game or video hot keys are valid only when
you are playing a movie with hardware acceleration (YUV overlay) turned on.
Important Notes
D3D/Game
The color settings of D3D/Game take effect only when you are playing a full-screen
DirectDraw/Direct3D game.
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III. Windows 95/98
Display
Display lets you make monitor adjustments, such as position, size, and refresh rate.
WARNING! Adjusting position or size, especially refresh rate is a highly dangerous operation. Selecting a value that is beyond your monitor’s specification may
damage it. Press ESC to restore your original settings in case of problems.
VGA
Adjustment
Position sets the screen position
Size sets the screen size
Synchronization
III. Windows 95/98
Display
Adjusts the synchronization polarity settings
Change current refresh rate
Displays the Change current refresh rate box to
let you customize a new refresh rate.
To change the current refresh rate
1. Click Change current refresh rate.
2. In the Refresh rate list under
Change current refresh rate, click
the nearest default refresh rate and
then adjust the Edit refresh rate
slider to the rate you want, click Test
and then click YES when prompted
to add the new refresh rate into the
list. Otherwise, the original refresh
rate will be restored.
Load default
Restores the settings to their defaults.
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Change refresh rate
Displays the Change refresh rate box to let you
change the refresh rate of any screen resolution.
GDI
GDI lets you change the refresh rate of the Windows desktop.
III. Windows 95/98
Display
To change the refresh rate
1. Click Change refresh rate.
2. In the Refresh Rate list under the
GDI tab, select the refresh rate you
want to use. A Test button appears to
let you test the selected refresh rate
and resolution combination. Click
YES when prompted whether to keep
the new refresh rate. Otherwise, the
original refresh rate will be restored.
DirectDraw
DirectDraw lets you change the refresh rate of
DirectDraw. It is most useful when you are playing a full-screen game.
To change the refresh rate
1. Click Change refresh rate.
2. In the Refresh Rate list under the
DirectDraw tab, select the refresh rate
you want to use. A Test button appears
to let you test the selected refresh rate
and resolution combination. Click
Test to preview the new refresh rate.
3. To keep the new refresh rate, press
F1. Otherwise, press F2 to select another refresh rate.
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TV
Position
Sets the screen position.
Size
Sets the screen size.
Standard
Sets the TV signal format, for example, PAL or
NTSC.
Output type
Displays the connection status of composite and
S-Video.
Scan type
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Display
Sets the scan type of the TV display.
Black Level
Sets the brightness of the TV display.
Contrast
Sets the contrast of the TV display.
Flicker
Sets the anti-flicker effect.
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Advanced
Advanced provides some advanced settings for the ASUS VR-100G 3D Glasses
(setting is available only with the ASUS Ultra Series models or models with the
ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit) and Direct3D and OpenGL, which are software interfaces for your ASUS V3800 Series Graphics and Video Accelerator.
3D/VR
Stereoscopic Glasses
Enable Stereoscopic Mode
When selected, this enables you to use the stereoscopic mode when playing games or watching 3D
videos. This mode is available only with the ASUS
Ultra Series models or models with the ASUS VR100 Optional Upgrade Kit.
III. Windows 95/98
Advanced
Eyes
Distance between your eyes.
Distance
Distance between foreground objects and eyes.
Embossment
The effect to make objects virtually pop out of the
screen.
Background
Distance of background from the foreground.
Foreground
Distance of foreground from the background.
Blind
Lets you discard or crop the unwanted areas of your
display.
Load Default
Restores the settings to their defaults.
IMPORTANT! Before enabling stereoscopic mode and using your stereoscopic
or 3D glasses (ASUS VR-100G), make sure that your monitor can support 120Hz
interlaced mode under the following display modes:
640 x 480 x 16 bits
800 x 600 x 16 bits
960 x 720 x 16 bits
1024 x 768 x 16 bits
1152 x 864 x 16 bits
640 x 480 x 32 bits
800 x 600 x 32 bits
WARNING! To prevent discomfort and eye fatigue when using your stereoscopic
or 3D glasses, DO NOT try to use your 3D glasses for an extended period of time.
Take frequent short breaks to give your muscles and eyes a chance to rest by
taking off your 3D glasses and then looking up and focusing on distant objects.
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On Screen Display
Enable OSD
When selected, this lets you to adjust onscreen the settings of your 3D glasses and display card when
playing games or watching 3D videos. These settings include Eyes, Distance, Embossment, Background,
Foreground, Blind, Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma. See III. Windows 95/98 | Advanced for a description of the 3D glasses settings and III. Windows 95/98 | Color for a description of the display settings.
Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys on your keyboard to select a setting that you want to change or adjust and
the PLUS or MINUS keys to move or drag the slider.
To restore the settings to their defaults, press the HOME key.
III. Windows 95/98
Advanced
To close the onscreen display, press the END key.
Hotkey
This lets you assign hot keys to enable onscreen display or OSD. To use this function, select Enable OSD.
You may want to change the default hot key (CTRL + ALT + O) when it conflicts with hot keys of certain games,
video players, or Windows programs.
To change the default hot keys
1. With your mouse cursor in the Hotkey box, press the hot key combination of your choice (you can only
define CTRL + ALT key combinations). Hot keys automatically include CTRL+ALT. Press any valid key (you
cannot use ESC, ENTER, TAB, SPACEBAR, PRINT SCREEN, or BACKSPACE) you want to add to this combination. For example, to define the hot key combination CTRL+ALT+D, press D.
NOTE: The hot keys will be available only if you selected the Enable OSD
check box and if you have either an ASUS Ultra Series model or a model with the
ASUS VR-100 Optional Upgrade Kit installed.
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Direct3D
Direct3D Feature Settings
Turn off V-SYNC waiting
When selected, games will achieve higher frame rate
but tear frame may occur.
Anti-alias supersampling size
Lets you select the size of anti-aliasing, supersampling block.
8-bit indexed palette texture convert
Format for 8-bit indexed texture to convert.
Direct3D Mipmap Settings
III. Windows 95/98
Advanced
Permit dithering mipmap
When selected, rendering performance may be
higher; visual quality may, however, be lower.
Auto-generate mipmap
When selected, rendering performance may be
higher; visual quality may, however, be lower.
Auto-generate mipmap filtering
Select Tri-linear for higher rendering quality.
Load default
Restores the settings to their defaults.
OpenGL
Enable buffer region extension
Enables region extension for 3D Studio Max.
Permit dithering mipmap
When selected, texture mipmap dithering will be enabled.
Visual quality may improve when selected; a decrease
in rendering performance, however, may occur.
Anisotropic mipmap
When selected, quality/performance may be better.
Turn off OpenGL VSync waiting
When selected, games will achieve higher frame rate
but tear frame may occur.
Load default
Restores the settings to their defaults.
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VrViewer (optional)
III. Windows 95/98
VrViewer
VrViewer lets you view stereo images, size your stereo image, set the VR effect of
your 3D glasses (ASUS VR-100G), and test your 3D glasses’ functionality.
To run VrViewer, click or right-click the ASUS Control Panel icon (see III. Windows 95/98 ASUS Control Panel) on the taskbar’s status area to display the ASUS
Control Panel, point to VrViewer, and then click it.
Opening or Displaying a Stereoscopic or 3D File
1. Click the VR Effect menu and then
click VR On to enable stereoscopic
display.
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2. Click the File menu and then click
Open to select a file. Select the file
from the Open dialog box or select
another folder and then click Open.
The 3D image appears on the
VrViewer main window (see preceding page for an opened 3D image file.
Note that the 3D effect is not shown
in this picture).
Changing the View
1. Click the Zoom menu and then click
the desired zoom percentage.
III. Windows 95/98
VrViewer
Testing the 3D Glasses
1. Click the Test 3D glasses and then follow the onscreen instructions.
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IV. Windows NT 4.0
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-V3800 AGP features. (You must use the same update
language of your Windows language available on the Internet at http://
www.microsoft.com/isapi/support/bldqpage.idc? ProductPage=q_servpk.)
NOTE: The following steps assume your CD-ROM drive letter is D.
Installation Procedures
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IV. Windows NT
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 V3800 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
8MB Video Memory
Resolution
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
V. Resolution
8MB Memory
1280 x 1024
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1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200
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100Hz
120Hz
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70Hz
72Hz
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70Hz
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75Hz
85Hz
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70Hz
72Hz
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61.8KHz
72.9KHz
75.2KHz
78.7KHz
92.6KHz
108.6KHz
132.8KHz
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43.8KHz
45.1KHz
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53.6KHz
63.7KHz
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91.1KHz
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98.2KHz
112.8KHz
135.0KHz
166.3KHz
172.5KHz
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56.0KHz
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60.2KHz
68.6KHz
81.7KHz
98.8KHz
116.6KHz
120.0KHz
125.8KHz
144.0KHz
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67.6KHz
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91.3KHz
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131.4KHz
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74.6KHz
76.8KHz
80.1KHz
91.3KHz
108.5KHz
131.6KHz
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84.0KHz
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81.1KHz
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74.6KHz
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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.
LIVE3800 reports that my • Your adapter has no video-in options.
board is not a TV model.
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
can take advantage of the hardware acceleration
bad quality video clips.
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.
Why can’t I see anything • The VR stereoscope only supports 640x480,
800x600, 960x720, 1024x768, 1152x864 (16 bits);
when I adjust the display
and 640x480, 800x600 (32 bits) modes.
mode to 512x384 resolution? I’ve enabled OSD
and VR stereoscope.
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VI. Troubleshooting
VI. Troubleshooting
Description
Recommended Action
My system freezes when I • This occurs only when OSD is enabled in V1.91 or
press my keyboard when I
earlier drivers. If OSD is disabled, your system
am playing Turok II.
should not freeze. Upgrade your drivers to the latest
version. Another workaround is to press the keyboard
first before making any selection when the options
menu of the game appears.
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