ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card
User Guide
Part Number: 137-41599-10
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Important Safety Instructions
Note: This product is for use only with compatible UL-listed personal computers
that have installation instructions detailing user installation of this class of product.
Read all instructions before beginning installation. All safety and installation
instructions should be read before the product is installed or operated.
Retain all instructions. Safety, installation, and operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
Heed all warnings. All warnings regarding the product and its operating instructions
should be obeyed.
Use appropriate grounding.
Caution:
For continued protection against the risk of electric shock and fire, install this accessory
only in products equipped with a three-wire grounding plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin. This is a safety feature. Do not remove the grounding pin of a three-pin
plug.
Attach product securely. All product-securing screws or fasteners should be completely
tightened in order to provide continuous bonding between the product and the PC
chassis, as appropriate.
For cards with TV tuners:
• Ground outdoor antenna appropriately.
Caution:
Since an outdoor antenna or cable system may be connected to the product, be sure
that the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 and the Canadian Electrical Code, Section 54 provide
useful information.
• Unplug system during storms or prolonged disuse.
Caution:
For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will help prevent damage to the
product from power-line surges.
• Install outdoor antenna system away from power lines.
Warning:
When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep
from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them may be fatal.
Caution:
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power
lines or other light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or
circuits.
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Note to CATV System Installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV systems installer’s attention to Section 820-40
of the NEC, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close
to the point of cable entry as is practical.
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Contents
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Display Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Configure the Display (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Display Adapters (Optional Accessories) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Supported Display Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Using ATI Catalyst Control Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
ATI Catalyst Control Center Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Starting the ATI Catalyst Control Center Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Accessing ATI Catalyst Control Center Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Searching the Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
International Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
FCC Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Industry Canada Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
CE Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Electrical Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
VCCI Class B ITE Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
MIC Certification Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
BSMI Certification Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Chapter 1
System Requirements
Hardware
Minimum requirements are:
• Motherboard with one PCIe® ×16 lane graphics slot.
• AMD Athlon™ or Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU.
• 1 GB RAM.
• CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for installing software.
• A 450 watt or better power supply with two 2×3 PCIe power connectors.
• Certified power supplies are strongly recommended; for a list of certified
power supplies, see ati.amd.com/certifiedpsu.
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Chapter 2
Display Configuration
This section describes how to configure the display and lists the available display
connections.
Configure the Display (Optional)
If you are not experiencing any troubles with the display, no adjustments are
necessary.
1. Right-click on the desktop and, in the shortcut that appears, click
Properties.
The Display Properties dialog appears.
2. Click the Settings tab and then select the screen resolution and color depth
that best suit your requirements and the display’s performance.
3. Click Advanced and then select the Monitor tab.
4. Choose a refresh rate from the drop-down list.
Caution:
Choosing a refresh rate unsupported by the display may damage it. Consult
the display’s documentation if necessary.
5. Click OK.
Once you have configured the main display you can configure any other
displays that are connected.
6. To configure another display, do the following:
a. Right-click on the desktop and, in the shortcut that appears, click
Properties.
Note: The ATI Catalyst™ Control Center software can also
enable and configure multiple monitors.
b. To access the basic multi-monitor configuration settings, click the
Settings tab.
c. Select the monitor icon identified by the number 2.
Note: When using multiple monitors with the graphics card, one
monitor will always be the primary display, additional monitors
will be designated as secondary.
d. Click Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.
e. Set the Screen Resolution and Color Quality as appropriate for the
second monitor.
f. Click OK.
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Display Configuration
ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card Connections
The following figure illustrates the typical connections on the ATI Radeon HD 4850
Graphics Card graphics card. Available connections may vary between models.
Figure 2–1 ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card Connections
1
DVI-I Dual Link connection (It provides audio and video digital signals
and HDMI™ output that is compatible with most HDMI devices.)
2
TV/HDTV out
3
DVI-I Dual Link connection (It provides audio and video digital signals
and HDMI output that is compatible with most HDMI devices.)
Display Adapters (Optional Accessories)
The following illustrates the adapters you can use to connect the graphics card to
other display devices not directly supported by the connection types available on
the graphics card.
Adapter
Description
DVI-to-VGA
DVI-to-HDMI
The HDMI adapter is a proprietary adapter manufactured and sold
by approved manufacturers (like Wieson Technologies Co., Ltd.)
that has a specific detection mechanism to allow properly
configured graphics cards to pass HDMI signals through a DVI
connection to an HDMI compliant device.
7-pin HDTV output cable
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Supported Display Connections
The graphics card provides hardware support for DVI-I and VGA monitors, and
HDMI HDTVs (using a DVI-to-HDMI adapter). It also provides standard TV output.
Table 2–1 Display Configurations
Display
Connections
CRT analog display DVI-I connection and DVI-I-to-VGA adapter
LCD digital monitor DVI-I connection and DVI cable
DVI-I connection and DVI-I-to-VGA adapter
TV
7-pin HDTV output cable
HDTV display
DVI connection and DVI cable
7-pin HDTV output cable and RCA cables
HDMI HDTV
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DVI connection and DVI-to-HDMI adapter and HDMI cable
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Display Configuration
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Chapter 3
Using ATI Catalyst Control Center
ATI Catalyst Control Center Overview
The ATI Catalyst Control Center software provides access to the display features
of the graphics card. Use the software to fine-tune graphics settings, enable or
disable connected display devices, and change the orientation of the desktop.
Many features display previews of the changes before they are applied.
The following configurations are available:
A simplified view of the features that includes wizards to quickly
make changes.
A powerful interface that enables complete configuration of the
Advanced
feature set of the graphics card.
View
Custom View
A customized view so that desired features can be accessed
quickly.
For information on the individual features of the software, access the
comprehensive in-program help system (see Accessing ATI Catalyst Control
Center Help on page 8 or visit the AMD Customer Care Web site at ati.amd.com/
support/).
Basic View
Starting the ATI Catalyst Control Center Software
The following table shows the ways you can start the ATI Catalyst Control Center
software:
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Using ATI Catalyst Control Center
Table 3–1 ATI Catalyst Control Center Access Routes
Access Route
Instructions
Windows® Desktop
1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop.
2. From the shortcut menu that appears, click ATI
CATALYST(TM) Control Center.
Windows Start
Menu
1. Click Start on the Windows task bar.
Windows System
Tray
1. Right-click the ATI icon in the Windows System Tray.
Desktop Shortcut
When you first installed the ATI Catalyst Control Center,
the setup wizard provided you with the option of placing
a shortcut on the desktop. If you chose this option, you can
double-click the ATI Catalyst Control Center desktop
shortcut.
2. Select All Programs ▷ Catalyst Control Center.
2. From the short menu, select ATI Catalyst Control
Center.
Predefined Hot Keys You can define your own hot key sequence by using the
ATI Catalyst Control Center Hotkey Manager.
Accessing ATI Catalyst Control Center Help
ATI Catalyst Control Center Help provides information on the features and
concepts of your ATI Radeon graphics card. You can also use the
ATI Catalyst Control Center Help feature to access usage information, generate a
problem report, and get software version information for your graphics card.
1. Open ATI Catalyst Control Center in the Advanced view.
2. Choose one of the following options:
➭
Press the F1 key at any time to get specific help on the currently
displayed information.
➭
From the ATI Catalyst Control Center Dashboard, choose Help ▷ Help
Contents to browse the entire help contents.
➭
From the ATI Catalyst Control Center Dashboard, choose Help ▷ Search
Help to search the help contents for a specific term.
➭
To access AMD's Web site, from the ATI Catalyst Control Center
Dashboard, choose Help ▷ Go to ATI.com.
Searching the Help
1. Click Help in the Dashboard.
2. Click Search Help.
3. Enter the word(s) you wish to search for the in search box of the
ATI Catalyst Control Center Help.
4. Click Go.
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Chapter 4
Reference
The following section offers troubleshooting tips and provides customer care,
warranty, and compliance information.
Customer Care
For detailed instructions on how to use your product, refer to the documentation
included on the installation CD.
To activate Customer Care, you must register your product at ati.amd.com/
online/registration.
If you require further assistance with your product, the following Customer Care
options are available:
Service
Availability
Language Access
Online or
mail
24 hours a day
English,
French,
Spanish
http://ati.amd.com/
support/
English
1-877-284-1566 (tollfree)
or
Telephone
US &
Canada
Monday to Thursday: 9:00
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Note: AMD reserves
the right to change
hours of support. For
more information,
please refer to
ati.amd.com/support/
terms/.
or
Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc., Graphics
Product Group,
Attention: Customer
Care, 1 Commerce
Valley Drive East,
Markham, Ontario,
Canada L3T 7X6
1-905-882-2626 (Canada)
(International and/or
local toll charges to
Canada will apply).
AMD Customer Care for Graphics Products will work to resolve your issue and
help you to get your ATI product up and running. If your issue is not resolved,
our technicians will determine whether the difficulty you are experiencing is the
result of the ATI product, whether your product contains a defect, and whether
your product is under warranty.
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• AMD Customer Care is unable to assist with refunds, returns, or exchange-
specific inquiries. If resolving the problem being experienced is critical to
your decision to keep the product, it is your responsibility to ensure that you
know and are within the period of time your reseller will allow for refunds,
returns, or exchange.
• AMD is not responsible for any expense incurred accessing Customer Care.
It is expected that customers will review the expense associated with the
available support options and will choose the method that best meets their
needs and budget.
• AMD Customer Care reserves the right to limit support options for products
that are not registered or are reaching end of life.
International Compliance Information
This section details the worldwide compliance information for this product,
which is manufactured to be compliant in the regions where it is sold.
Caution:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Compliance Information
This product complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• 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 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:
• Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to ensure 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.
Complies with FCC 15.107, 15.109, 15.111, and 15.117.
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For further compliance information:
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
62 Forest Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
USA Tel: 508-303-3900
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003 and with BETS-7,
Section 3.6.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada, et NTMR-7, Section 3.6.
CE Compliance Information
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC
CISPR 22:2006/EN 55022:2006—Class B: Limits and methods of measurement of
radio disturbance characteristics of Information Technology Equipment.
CISPR 24:1997/EN 55024:1998—Information Technology Equipment—Immunity
Characteristics—Limits and Methods of Measurements
Electrical Safety
Europe: The Low Voltage Directive—2006/95/EC
• EN 60950-1—Safety of Information Technology Equipment
USA/Canada:
• UL 60950-1 (Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 1: General
Requirements)
• CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 (Information Technology Equipment—Safety—Part 1:
General Requirements)
To meet UL safety requirements, the computer’s maximum room temperature
should not exceed 40 °C.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
Compliance
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VCCI Class B ITE Compliance Information
MIC Certification Information
"Class B" Equipment (Household purpose info/telecommunications equipment)
As this equipment has undergone EMC registration for household purpose, this
product can be used in any area including residential area.
BSMI Certification Information
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