AOpen 6326 User Manual

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Introduction

Thank you for choosing the AOpen SiS6326 Graphics & Video Accelerator.AOpen SiS6326 is astate-of-artvideo adapter that provides you with fast acceleration in both 2D/3D graphics and high quality scalable video playback. Especially,AOpen SiS6326 will offer enhanced

features and fully support 3D Gamingand Multimedia Applications.

Item Checklist

nAOpen SiS6326 VGA Card

nAOpen Driver & Utility CD

Features

uSiS6326 3D Graphics and Video Accelerator

u8MB or 4MB Video Memory Onboard

uAGP 1.0 Interface Compliant Supports 2x AGP

uWindows 95/98/NT Direct3D and DirectDraw Acceleration

u128-bitwith dual rendering pipelines

u5M triangles/sec peak

u125M pixels/sec trilinear fill rate

uEnhanced 128-bit2D graphics engine

uFlash ROM Programmable for BIOS Upgrade

uUp to 1024x768 32bit Color in 3D and 1280x1024 16bit Color in 2D

uOn Chip Hardware IDCT and Motion Compensation for Software MPEGII Playback

uOptional High Quality TV Signal for NTSC/PAL

uUser-FriendlyInstallation for Win95/Win98/NT

uFull Advanced 3D Enhancements

nTriangle Setup Engine

nFlat and Gouraud Shading

nMIP-Mappingwith Bilinear Filtering

nColor Alpha Blending for Transparency

nReal Time Text Paging and Video Texturing

nFogging and Atmospheric Effects

nSpecular Lighting

nEdge Anti-Aliasing

nStippling or “Screen Door” Transparency

nBackface Culling

Driver Support

uWindows 95 OSR2.1/98

uWindows NT 4.0/5.0

uDirect 3D, DirectDraw and DirectX

Hardware Installation

Prepare Your Computer for Installation

Prior to working on your computer, make sure the power and any related equipment is turned off.

How to Insert Your AOpen SiS6326 Graphics Card

Installation Procedures

u For The First Time Installation

1.Locate bus expansion slot. Make sure the slot is unobstructed.

2.Remove the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis.

3.Position the card directly over the slot and insert one end 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.

4.Connect your analog monitor’s 15-pinVGA connector to the card and fasten the retaining screws(if any).

5.Connect other cables and devices if available.

6.Now you are ready to install the software drivers and utilities. u For Systems with Existing VGA Card

1.Change your display driver to Standard VGA.

2.Shut down your computer and unplug all electrical cords.

3.Replace the existing VGA card with the PA50 graphics card.

4.Restart your computer and install the PA50 display driver.

Windows 95/98

Caution:

Before installing the display driver, make sure your Windows 95/98 is installed in VGA mode and work fine.

To take advantage of all the eatures, please use Win95 OSR2.1 orWin98. Otherwise, you can use OSR2.0 and install theUSBSUPP.EXE from Microsoft(http://www.microsoft.com) to upgrade to OSR2.1.

The AGP Driver isrecommanded fornon-Intelchipset, please use correct AGP driver to install for different chipset.

D: present the drive containing the installation CD.

Setup VGA Mode (for First Time Installation)

1.Start Windows 95/98.

2.Update Device Driver Wizard dialog will appear and detect

Standard PCI Graphic Adapter (VGA). Click Nextto let Windows search driver.

3.Click Finish to install the VGA driver. If the Windows ask you for your Windows 95 CD, insert the CD or change the path to\Windows\System directory. Windows will prompt you to restart your Windows. ChooseNo and follow the steps on the next page.

Setup VGA Mode (for Upgrading)

1.Follow Setup VGA Driver steps 1~3.

2.When the Select Device dialog box appears on screen, selectShow all devices item to show all VGA devices.

3.Select Standard display typesfrom the manufacturers and select

Standard Display Adapter (VGA) from the Models then click OKbutton.

4.After you complete installing Standard VGA driver, click Close button and restart Windows to enable the VGA driver.

Windows 95/98

Setup VGA Driver (Manual Setup)

1.Start Win95/98 and insert the Installation CD.

2.Click mouse right button on the desktop and select Properties from thepop-upmenu, ordouble-clickon theDisplay icon from the

Control Panel folder.

3.Select Settings->AdvancedPropertiesfor Win95 or select

Settings->Advancedfor Win98, and then click Changebutton.

4.In Win95/98, the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box will appear, please click Next button and follow the instruction on screen to install.

5.When the Select Device dialog box appears on screen, click Have Disk button and enter

D:\Driver\WIN9x then click OK.

6.Select the AOpen SiS6326then click OK.

7.After you complete installing display driver, click Close button and restart Windows to enable display driver.

Windows 95/98

Setup VGA Driver

(Auto Setup)

1.Insert the Installation CD, the AOpen

Installation

Wizard will appear. You can also run

D:\Setup.exe to launch it. Please click VGA Driverto next step.

2.Click Yes when the

Confirm Setup dialog box appears.

3.After you complete installing AOpen SiS6326 driver,

click Close button and restart Windows to enable AOpen SiS6326 driver.

Setup DirectX 6

1.Insert the installation CD, the AOpen Installation Wizard will appear. You can also runD:\Setup.exe to launch it. Please clickDirectX 6 to enter DirectX 6 setup program.

2.After you complete installing DirectX 6, please restart Windows to enable the DirectX 6 driver.

Setup SoftMpeg

Insert the installation CD, the AOpen Installation Wizard will appear. You can also runD:\Setup.exe to launch it. Please clickSoftMpeg to enter SoftMpeg setup program.

Special Notes

Do not recommend to drive AGP over clock higher than 66MHz.

Trouble Shooting

Problem : If system always finds new VGA hardware when you finish installing VGA driver & restart the Windows, it might be due to wrong version of Windows 95.

Solution : If your Windows version is OSR2.0, follow below steps to upgrade your Windows:

1.Restart Windows OSR2.0.

2.Run usbsupp.exe to upgrade to OSR2.1. You can find this file on MSDN or Microsoft web site.

3.Restart Windows to install VGA driver again.

Windows NT 4.0

Caution:

Before installing the Display driver, make sure your Windows NT is installed in VGA mode and work fine.

Please install the Windows NT 4.0 service pack 3 before installing the video driver. Otherwise, the system may cause setup failed and won’t be able to start up.

D: present the drive containing the installation CD.

Setup VGA Mode

1.Follow Setup Driver steps 1~3.

2.When the Select Device dialog box appears on screen, select

Show all devices item to show all VGA devices.

3.Select Standard display typesfrom the manufacturers and select VGA compatible display adapterfrom the Display then click OKbutton.

4.After you complete installing Standard VGA driver, click Close button and restart Windows to enable the VGA driver.

Setup VGA Driver (Manual Setup)

1.Start NT and insert the Installation CD into the CD-ROMdrive.

2.Click mouse right button on the desktop and select Properties from thepop-upmenu, or doubleclickDisplay icon from the

Control Panel folder.

3.Select Settings->DisplayTypeand then click Changebutton.

Windows NT 4.0

4.When the Change Display dialog box appears on screen, click Have Disk button and enterD:\Driver\WinNT then clickOK. Select theAOpen

SiS6326 Video Accelerator then click OK.

5.After you complete installing display driver, click Close button and restart Windows to enable the display driver.

Special Notes

Do not recommend to drive AGP over clock higher than 66MHz.