Asus A9200 Series Network Card User Manual

Graphics Card
Installation Guide
E1415
First Edition V1
September 2003
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Contents
Notices ........................................................................................... iv
Safety information ........................................................................... v
About this guide .............................................................................. vi
ASUS contact information ............................................................. vii
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Support CD Information ......................................................... 1
1.1 Running the support CD .................................................. 1
Display Driver Installation ..................................................... 2
2.1 Changing the Windows display driver ............................. 2
2.2 Install ASUS Enhanced Driver ......................................... 4
2.2.1 Windows 2000/XP ............................................... 4
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program .............. 4
Method 2: Plug and Play ..................................... 5
2.3 ASUS WHQL Driver ........................................................ 7
2.4 DirectX driver ...... ........................................................... 8
2.5 GART Driver ....... ........................................................... 9
2.6 WDM capture driver ...................................................... 11
2.7 Update display driver ..................................................... 12
2.8 Uninstall Display Driver ................................................. 14
2.8.1 Windows 98SE/ME ........................................... 14
Using Control Panel .......................................... 14
2.8.2 Windows 2000 .................................................. 15
Using Control Panel .......................................... 15
Utilities .................................................................................. 16
3.1 Install Smart Doctor ....................................................... 16
3.2 Install Video Security ..................................................... 17
3.3 Install ASUS Digital VCR ............................................... 18
3.4 Install ASUS GameFace ................................................ 19
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Notices
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.
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 Communication 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.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from
the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly
connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any
damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away
from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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About this guide
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a
task.
Typography
Bold Text
Indicates a menu, dialog box or an item to select.
Text input
Indicates a text or command that you have to type on
the screen.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. The ASUS websites are listed in the
ASUS Contact Information on page vii.
2. Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address:
General Tel:
General Fax:
Web Site:
150 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2894-3449
www.asus.com.tw
Technical Support
MB/Others (Tel):
Notebook (Tel):
Desktop/Server (Tel):
Support Fax:
+886-2-2890-7121 (English)
+886-2-2890-7122 (English)
+886-2-2890-7123 (English)
+886-2-2890-7698
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address:
General Fax:
General Email:
Web Site:
44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA
+1-502-933-8713
tmd1@asus.com
usa.asus.com
Technical Support
Support Fax:
General Support:
Notebook Support:
Support Email:
+1-502-933-8713
+1-502-995-0883
+1-510-739-3777 x5110
tsd@asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address:
General Email:
General Fax:
Web Site:
Harkortstr. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany
sales@asuscom.de (for marketing requests only)
+49-2102-9599-31
www.asuscom.de
Technical Support
Components:
Notebook PC:
Support Fax:
Support Email:
+49-2102-9599-0
+49-2102-9599-10
+49-2102-9599-11
www.asuscom.de/support (for online support)
ASUSTeK COMPUTER (Middle East and North Africa)
Address:
General Tel:
General Fax:
Web Site:
P.O. Box 64133, Dubai, U.A.E.
+9714-283-1774
+9714-283-1775
www.ASUSarabia.com
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1.
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the VGA card contains useful software and
several utility drivers that enhance the video features.
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The screen displays in this manual may not exactly match the
display on your screen.
Some driver and utility items in the support CD apply only to
specific ASUS VGA card models.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
1.1 Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM
drive. The support CD automatically displays the 2D/3D Graphics &
Video Accelerator main menu if autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click a menu item to
open other installation
menus
Click to exit
application
Click to view Click to display CD
readme file
information
If autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file SETUP.EXE. Double-click the
SETUP.EXE to run the support CD installation program.
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2. Display driver installation
A display driver is the software program that makes the device work with
your operating system. You can install the display drivers for your graphics
card using any of the recommended methods in this section depending on
your operating system.
If you are replacing an old graphics card with a new ASUS graphics card,
make sure to change the Windows display driver setting to “Standard
Display Adapter (VGA)” to avoid possible driver conflicts. Perform the
steps in section “2.1 Changing the Windows display driver” to change your
Windows display driver.
If you are installing an ASUS graphics card in a computer system without
an existing graphics card, perform the steps in section “2.2 Install ASUS
enhanced driver”.
2.1 Changing the Windows display driver
1. Boot your computer.
2. Click the Start button. Select Settings, then Control Panel.
3. Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel. Select the Device
Manager tab.
4. Double-click on Display Adapters.
5. Select the current display adapter then click on Properties.
6. From the Properties dialog box,
select the Driver tab then click on
Update Driver.
7. Click Next on the succeeding
screen.
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8. Select the Display a list of all
the drivers in a specific
location, so you can select the
driver you want option, then
click Next.
9. From the Update Device Driver
Wizard dialog box, select Show
all hardware. Select (Standard
display types) from the
Manufacturers list box and
Standard Display Adapter
(VGA) from the Models list box.
Click Next.
10. When prompted to update the driver, click Yes.
11. Click Next on the succeeding screens.
12. When Setup has finished installing all the necessary files to your
computer, it prompts you to restart your computer. Click OK.
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2.2 Install ASUS enhanced driver
The ASUS fine-tuned enhanced driver delivers the best 3D performance
on your video output. Use any of the recommended methods in this
section to install the ASUS enhanced driver after booting your computer.
2.2.1
Windows 2000/XP
Method 1: ASUS Quick Setup Program
1. When Windows detects your
ASUS graphics card, the Found
New Hardware Wizard dialog
box appears.
2. Click Cancel to enter the
Windows desktop.
3. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
4. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
5. From the 2D/3D Graphics &
Video Accelerator main menu,
click Drivers.
6. Click the ASUS Enhanced Driver
Install button from the Drivers
menu to copy the necessary files
to your computer.
7. Follow the succeeding screen
instructions.
8. When Setup has finished
installing all the necessary files to
your computer, it prompts you to
restart your computer. Click OK.
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Method 2: Plug and Play
1. When Windows detects your
ASUS graphics card, the Found
New Hardware Wizard dialog
box appears. Click Next.
2. From the Found New
Hardware Wizard dialog box,
select Search for a suitable
driver for my device
(recommended) then click Next.
3. When the Locate Driver Files
dialog box appears, insert the
support CD into your CD-ROM
drive.
4. Check CD-ROM drives and
uncheck all other options. Click
Next to search for the drivers of
your graphics card.
5. When the wizard has finished
searching for driver files for your
graphics card, check Install one
of the other drivers then click
Next.
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6. When prompted to select the
display driver to install in your
system, select the one that is
located in the D:\WIN2KXP\ASUS
and click Next.
7. Follow the succeeding onscreen
instructions.
8. When Setup has finished
installing all the necessary files to
your computer, it prompts you to
restart your computer. Click OK.
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2.3 ASUS WHQL driver
The ASUS reference driver to Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Labs
(WHQL) ensures that your video graphics card is compatible with the
Windows operating system.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics &
Video Accelerator main menu,
click Drivers.
4. Click the ASUS WQHL Driver
Install button from the Drivers
menu to copy the necessary files
to your computer.
5. When Setup has finished
installing all the necessary files to
your computer, it prompts you to
restart your computer. Click OK.
Some features of ASUS display card is not supported by the ATI
WHQL driver.
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2.4 DirectX
DirectX is a group of application program interface (API) and libraries for
creating and managing graphic images and multimedia effects in
applications such as games or active web pages that will run in Microsoft
Windows operating systems.
The DirectX driver is automatically installed when you install the ASUS
Enhanced driver from the support CD. However, it is recommended to
re-install the DirectX driver when you download a driver update from
the ASUS website.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics &
Video Accelerator main menu,
click Drivers.
4. Click the DirectX Install button
from the Drivers dialog box to
copy the necessary files to your
computer.
5. When Setup has finished
installing all the necessary files to
your computer, it prompts you to
restart your computer. Click OK.
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2.5 AGP GART driver
The AGP GART driver is used to support the AGP functionality of the
chipset on your motherboard.
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Installation dialog boxes are slightly different for each chipset.
Follow the screen instructions to install the GART driver.
The GART driver is automatically installed when you install the
motherboard drivers from your motherboard support CD.
However, it is recommended to install the GART driver if it is newer
than the one from the motherboard support CD.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics &
Video Accelerator main menu,
click Drivers.
4. Click the GART Driver Install
button from the Drivers dialog
box to install AGP support for
motherboards with Intel®, AMD®,
VIA™, SiS®, NVIDIA®, ATI® or ALi®
chipsets.
5. The AGP VGARTD Driver
Detection box appears showing
the chipset detected on your
motherboard.
6. Select an option to install the
displayed VGART driver or to
select from a list. Click OK.
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7. If you selected Yes, install its
VGART driver on the previous
screen, proceed to step 8.
If you selected No, I want to
select the other drivers, select
a driver from the combo list box
and click Install.
The appropriate driver for the detected motherboard chipset appears
as default.
8. Follow the succeeding
instructions to complete the
setup. Click Cancel if you wish to
abort the installation.
9. When Setup has finished
installing all the necessary files to
your computer, it prompts you to
restart your computer. Click OK.
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2.6 WDM capture driver
The Windows Driver Model (WDM) capture driver allows you to capture
video from the video input port.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics &
Video Accelerator main menu,
click Drivers.
4. Click the WDM Capture driver
Install button from the Drivers
menu to copy the necessary files
to your computer.
5. From the ATI Software setup
dialog box, click Next to install
the appropriate driver for your
graphics card.
6. Follow succeeding screen
instructions.
7. When prompted, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now
then click Finish.
The WDM capture driver only works on graphics cards with video-in
function.
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2.7 Update display driver
Follow these steps to update your current VGA driver with a new driver file
from the ASUS website.
1. Boot your computer.
2. Click the Start button. Select Settings, then Control Panel.
3. Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel. Select the
Hardware tab.
4. Click Device Manager, then
double-click on Display
adapters.
5. Select the current display adapter
then click on the Properties icon.
6. From the Properties dialog box,
select the Driver tab then click on
Update Driver.
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Properties
icon
8. Select the Don’t search. I will
choose the driver to install
option, then click Next.
9. From the Hardware Update
Wizard dialog box, click Have
Disk..., then click Next.
10. When setup prompts you for the location of the driver, type the path of
the driver file. For example:
D:\Win2KXP\ATIxxxx.inf
OR
Click Browse to locate the saved driver file in your hard disk, network,
floppy or CD-ROM drive.
11. Follow the succeeding screen instructions.
12. The application prompts you to restart your computer to complete the
process. Click Yes.
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2.8 Uninstall display driver
If you want to update your display drivers or if you no longer need the
display drivers for your card, use one of the following methods to
completely uninstall the drivers from your system.
2.8.1
Windows 98SE/ME
Using the Control Panel
1. Click on the Start button. Select
Settings, then Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Add/Remove
Programs icon in the Control
Panel.
3. Select the Install/Uninstall tab to
display a list of installed
programs.
4. Highlight ASUS Display Drivers
from the list, then click on the
Add/Remove button.
5. Follow the succeeding screen
instructions.
6. The application prompts you to
restart your computer to complete
the process. Click Yes.
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2.8.2
Windows 2000
Using the Control Panel
1. Click the Start button. Select
Settings, then Control Panel.
2. From the Control Panel,
double-click the Add/Remove
Programs icon to display the
Add/Remove Programs screen.
4. Highlight ASUS Display Drivers
from the list, then click on the
Change/Remove button.
5. Follow the succeeding screen instructions.
6. The application prompts you to restart your computer to complete the
process. Click Yes.
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3.
Utilities
3.1 Install Smart Doctor
The Smart Doctor utility monitors the VGA card condition and significantly
cools down the VGA Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). This utility also
allows you to adjust the graphics card clock settings.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics &
Video Accelerator main menu,
click Utilities.
4. Click the ASUS SmartDoctor
Install button from the Utilities
menu to copy the necessary files
to your computer.
5. Follow the succeeding screen
instructions.
6. Click Finish, when setup is
complete.
The Smart Doctor utility works only for graphics card models with a
built-in hardware monitor IC. If the hardware monitor IC is not present,
only the SmartDoctor overclocking function will be installed.
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3.2
Install VideoSecurity
VideoSecurity is a powerful security utility that detects any change in a
specified surveillance region. Using video capture devices, video
snapshots are captured automatically when there is a deviation in the
user-defined surveillance region. An optional warning message is also sent
via email or phone to the user.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics & Video Accelerator main menu, click
Utilities.
4. Click the VideoSecurity Install
button from the Utilities menu to
copy the necessary files to your
computer.
5. From the Welcome screen, click
Next then follow the succeeding
screen instructions to complete
setup.
6. Click Finish, when setup is
complete.
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3.3 Install ASUS Digital VCR
ASUS Digital VCR is a comprehensive video utility that allows you to
watch and record TV programs on your PC. This utility also supports timeshift recording that allows you to record, watch and replay your favorite TV
programs at the same time.
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics & Video Accelerator main menu, click
Utilities.
4. Click the ASUS Digital VCR
Install button from the Utilities
menu to copy the necessary files
to your computer.
5. From the Welcome screen, click
Next. Follow the succeeding
screen instructions.
6. Click Finish, when setup is
complete.
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3.4 Install ASUS GameFace
The revolutionary ASUS GameFace is a real-time audio/video
communication feature that enhances your interactive gaming experience.
This utility enables point-to-point video conferencing functions and online
gaming to take place at the same time. With this feature, you can see and
talk to your opponents while playing full-screen online games!
1. Insert the support CD into your
CD-ROM drive.
2. If autorun is enabled, the 2D/3D
Graphics & Video Accelerator
appears automatically.
If autorun is disabled, run
Setup.exe from the root directory
of your support CD.
3. From the 2D/3D Graphics & Video Accelerator main menu, click
Utilities.
4. Click the ASUS GameFace
Install button from the Utilities
menu to copy the necessary files
to your computer.
5. From the Welcome screen, click
Next. Follow the succeeding
screen instructions.
6. Click Finish, when setup is
complete.
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