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PHANTOM SERIES
PHANTOM 740
2D/3D GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR
USER’S MANUAL
Ver. 1.0
June 1998
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction
1.1 Features...................................................................3
1.2 Advanced 3D Features .............................................3
1.3 Resolutions and Colors.............................................4
1.4 Board Layout............................................................5
Chapter 2
Software Installation
2.1 Installation Overview ................................................6
2.2 Windows 95 Drivers..................................................6
2.3 Windows 98 Drivers..................................................7
2.4 Windows NT 4.0 / 5.0 Drivers ...................................8
Appendix 1
Troubleshooting .................................................................10
Appendix 2
Technical Support and Warranty Repair ...........................11
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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
The Phantom 740 3D/2D graphics accelerator card optimizes the
speed and performance of a Pentium II computer with advanced
AGP 2X acceleration. Powered by the breakthrough Intel740
graphics accelerator, the Phantom 740 delivers eye-popping 3D
performance and outstanding 2D speed that business users require
and serious gamers demand.
1.1 Features:
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Intel740 64-bit graphics engine.
Video frame buffer up to 203MHz.
Display memory: 8MB 100MHz SDRAM.
Display resolution up to 1600/1200 @ 256 colors.
Monitor refresh rate up to 85Hz.
AGP 2X support (Backward compatible with 1 X 66 MHz baseline
operation.)
• Standard 15-pin VGA connector.
• DirectX 5.0 or later supported.
1.2 Advanced 3D Features:
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Flat and Gouraud Shading
Mip-Mapping with Bilinear Filtering
Color Alpha Blending.
Real Time Texture Paging and Video Texturing.
Fogging and Atmospheric Effects.
Specular Lighting
Edge Anti-Aliasing
Stippling or “Screen Door” Transparency
Z-Buffering
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1.3 Resolutions and Colors
The highest resolution and the number of colors the Phantom 740
can display is shown below.
Resolution
1600x1200
1280x1024
1024x768
800x600
720x576
720x480
640x480
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Colors
256
256/64K
256/64K/16.7M
256/64K/16.7M
256/64K/16.7M
256/64K/16.7M
256/64K/16.7M
Refresh Rate
70-75 Hz
70-85 Hz
70-85 Hz
70-85 Hz
70-85 Hz
70-85 Hz
70-85 Hz
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1.4 Board Layout
VMI Connector
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VESA Connector
VGA Chip
Intel
740
VGA OUT
VGA BIOS
AGP BUS Connector
Figure-1: Phantom 740 Board Layout
VGA Chip: Intel 740
Video BIOS: 3D BIOS
AGP Bus Connector: AGP Expansion Slot
VGA Connector: 15-pin Connector
Feature Connector: 26-pin Header VGA Connector
Video Memory: 8 MB SDRAM
This diagram provides a general layout of Phantom 740 board to
help you identify the main components.
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CHAPTER 2: SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
CHAPTER 2: SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
2.1 Installation Overview
To properly install the Phantom 740 AGP card you must have
Windows 95 OSR version 2 and later with USB supplement installed
or Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or greater.
Note: Before installing any drivers, please read the
readme.txt carefully for updated information.
This file is located on the installation CD or
diskettes.
One CD (Compact Disk) is shipped with the Phantom 740 card
providing drivers for Microsoft Windows 95, NT4.0 and other popular
software. To achieve high resolution, hi-color and true color display,
appropriate drivers must be loaded in your system.
2.2 Windows 95 Drivers
1. After installing your new Phantom 740 graphics accelerator into your
system and restarting Windows 95 for the first time, windows 95 will
give you a message that it has detected a new PCI VGA-compatible
Display Adapter and will prompt you to install drivers for it.
2. Windows 95 will prompt you to install ”Standard PCI Graphics
Adapter (VGA)” drivers. Click Next and Finish to install the
standard drivers. Restart the system when asked.
3. Right click on the desktop and select Properties, then click the
Advanced Properties button in the display properties window.
4. In the Adapter tab, click the Change button.
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5. Click Have Disk… button and insert Phantom 740 installation CD
into the CD-ROM drive.
6. Browse to Win95 directory and select the display adapter
phantom740.inf file then click OK.
7. Select Phantom 740 and click OK.
8. Click on Apply, then Close to finish the driver installation. Restart
the computer if asked.
2.3 Windows 98 Drivers
1. After installing your new Phantom 740 graphics accelerator into your
system and restarting Windows 98 for the first time, the Add New
Hardware Wizard window will open and recognize a new graphics
adapter. Click Next.
2. Select "Display List Of All Drivers" and click "Next".
3. Click the "Have Disk..." button and insert the insert Phantom 740
installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
4. You should now be in the "Install From Disk" window. In the "Copy
manufactures files from:" box, enter the location of the Phantom740
graphics accelerator drivers:" D:\win98\phantom740.inf " (assuming
that "D" is your CD-ROM drive) and press the "OK" button.
5. A window should pop up stating that the "Phantom740 drivers are
about to be installed. Click the "OK" button to accept the display
driver change, and then click the "Close" button in the "Advanced
Display Properties" window as well as the "Display Properties"
window to complete the installation.
6. Restart the computer when prompted to do so.
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2.4 Windows NT 4.0 / 5.0 Drivers
1. Before installing the Phantom 740 graphics accelerator drivers, first
make sure that the Windows NT default VGA graphics adapter
drivers are currently installed. To do this, click on "My Computer" and
then "Control Panel". In the "Control Panel" window, click on
"Display". In the "Display Properties" window, click on the "Settings
tab. Click the "Display Type" button and if the VGA graphics adapter
is the current graphics adapter, go to step 2 below, otherwise click
"Change". In the "Change Display" window, highlight the "Standard
Display Types" under the Manufacturers column and then highlight
the "VGA Compatible Display Adapter" under the Display column.
Click "OK". After the drivers have been successfully installed, click
"OK" in the "Installing Driver" Window. Click the close button in the
"Display Type" window and then again click "Close" in the "Display
Properties" window. Restart the computer when the prompted to do
so. After rebooting, the "Invalid Display Settings" window will appear.
Press "OK" and change the resolution settings, if desired. If you
choose to change the resolution and/or color depth settings, follow
the instructions on the screen.
2. After Windows NT 4.0 / 5.0 has loaded, click on "My Computer" icon,
"Control Panel" icon, and then the "Display" icon.
3. You should now be in the "Display Properties" window. Select the
"Settings" tab, and click on the "Display Type" button. In the “Display
Type" window, click the "Change..." button.
4. From the new window, click on the "Have Disk" button.
5. You should now be in the "Install From Disk" window. In the "Copy
manufactures files from:" box, place the CD-ROM in the proper drive
and click the "Browse..." button. The drivers are located in the
"WinNT_40" (WinNT_50 for Windows NT 5.0 users) directory of the
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CD-ROM. When the correct directory is chosen, click "OK" to
continue the installation.
6. A window should pop up stating that the " Phantom 740 Video
Accelerator" drivers are about to be installed. Click the "OK" button
to accept the display driver change, and then click the "Yes" button
in the "Third Party Drivers" window as well as the "OK" button in the
"Installing Driver" window. Click "Close" on the "Display Properties"
window to complete the installation. Restart the computer when
prompted to do so.
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APPENDIX 1: TROUBLESHOOTING
APPENDIX 1: Troubleshooting
Please refer to the following instructions should problems occur after
installation.
Problem: Computer does not boot after installing Phantom 740
video adapter
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Solution:
Ensure that all cables are properly connected, and that all plugs
are firmly seated in their sockets. Check to see if the VGA card
is firmly seated in its bus expansion slot. Be sure it is not making
contact with any other cards in the system. If your computer’s
motherboard has a graphic adapter built in, check your
motherboard’s manual for information on how to disable it.
Problem: After the Windows 95 startup screen, the screen is
garbled and unreadable.
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Solution (for Windows 95) : Restart your computer. Wait for
the line: “Starting Windows 95…” to appear on your screen and
immediately press “F8” key. Choose option #3 “Safe Mode” and
hit enter. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display
adapter. In Display Properties click on “Settings” and choose
640x480 and 256 colors mode. Click on “OK” and restart your
computer. If after these changes, the screen is still unreadable
contact our technical support department for further instructions.
Problem: After Windows 95 starts, the message “Your display
adapter is not configured properly …” appears on the screen.
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Solution #1: Make sure you have Windows 95 OSR version 2
or later with USB supplement installed.
Solution #2: Click “Cancel” . On the Windows 95 desktop, rightclick on “My Computer” , click on “Properties” and then on
“Device Manager” tab. Click on “Display Adapters” and remove
all listed display adapters except ”Phantom 740”. Click on “OK”
and restart your computer.
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APPENDIX 2 TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND WARRANTY REPAIR
APPENDIX 2: Technical Support and
Warranty Repair
Genoa’s website provides easy access to the latest version of utilities
and drivers, product revisions and updates, as well as general
information on Genoa and its products. Genoa can be contacted via
the world-wide web, or in one of the following ways:
World Wide Web:
Bulletin Board Service:
CompuServe:
Technical Support:
Main Fax:
Internet E-Mail:
www.genoasys.com
(510) 624-4999
Go Genoa
(510) 668-4677
(510) 668-4699
support@genoasys.com
sales@genoasys.com
marketing@genoasys.com
If our technical support specialists are not able to assist you over the
phone, you may be issued an RMA (Return Material Authorization)
number to return the product for repair or replacement.
When a RMA number is issued, the product should be returned in its
original packaging (or equivalent). Please include a description of the
problem as well as a copy of the proof of purchase or invoice. If no
proof of purchase is provided, the warranty will be void and you will be
notified of the potential charges. Genoa will require prior approval to
perform repairs or replace defective products not covered under
warranty.
It is important to note that RMA numbers need to be prominently
displayed on the packaging and shipping label. If the RMA number is
not clearly marked, the package will be refused and returned at the
sender expense. Should the product be damaged during shipping due
to improper packaging, the warranty will be void. Freight charges to
the factory are the responsibility of the user. Genoa will pay freight
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charges to return the repaired or replaced product.
shipments are available at an additional fee.
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