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3DP-V375DX

2D/3D Graphics & Video Accelerator

USER'S MANUAL

USER'S NOTICE

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Copyright © 1997 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

Product Name:

ASUS 3DP-V375DX

Manual Revision:

1.04

Release Date:

July 1997

 

 

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ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

Marketing Info

Address:

150 Li-TeRoad, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112, ROC

Telephone:

+886-2-894-3447

Fax:

+886-2-894-3449

Email:

info@asus.com.tw

Technical Support

Fax: +886-2-895-9254

BBS: +886-2-896-4667

Email: tsd@asus.com.tw

WWW: www.asus.com.tw

Gopher: gopher.asus.com.tw

FTP: ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL

Marketing Info

Address:

721 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131, USA

Telephone:

+1-408-474-0567

Fax:

+1-408-474-0568

Email:

info-usa@asus.com.tw

Technical Support

BBS: +1-408-474-0569

Email: tsd-usa@asus.com.tw

WWW:www.asus.com

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH

Marketing Info

Address:

Harkort Str. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany

Telephone:

49-2102-445011

Fax:

49-2102-442066

Email:

info-ger@asus.com.tw

Technical Support

BBS: 49-2102-448690

Email: tsd-ger@asus.com.tw

Hotline: 49-2102-499712

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Contents

I. Introduction .....................................................................................

7

Item Checklist ..................................................................................

7

Features ............................................................................................

 

7

II. Hardware Installation ...................................................................

8

Layout ..............................................................................................

 

8

Installation Procedures .....................................................................

9

III. Microsoft Windows 95 ...............................................................

11

Video Driver Installation ...............................................................

11

Introduction ..............................................................................

11

1.

Quick Installation ................................................................

11

 

1.1

Installing Drivers for Windows 95 (New Hardware Found) ..

11

 

1.2

Updating Drivers for Windows 95 (Using theAutorun Screen) . 12

2.

Traditional Installation ........................................................

15

 

2.1

Installing Drivers for Windows 95 (New Hardware Found) ..

15

 

2.2

Installing Drivers (Using Windows 95 Control Panel) ....

16

3.

Removing the Video Drivers ...............................................

17

 

3.1

Using the Autorun Screen ............................................

17

 

3.2

Using Windows 95 Control Panel ...............................

17

4.

Install MPEG Video Player, DirectX 3A, and S3 S3d ToolKit ..

18

5.

Windows 95 Display Settings .............................................

19

 

Settings ...............................................................................

19

 

Adjustment .........................................................................

20

 

Hotkey ................................................................................

21

 

Advanced ............................................................................

22

IV. Microsoft Windows 3.x ...............................................................

24

1.

Video Driver Installation .....................................................

24

 

1.1

Installing Video drivers in DOS ..................................

24

 

1.2

Installing Video drivers in Windows 3.x .....................

24

2.

Install MPEG Video Player in Windows 3.x .......................

25

3.

Changing Display Settings in Windows 3.x ........................

26

 

Setting .................................................................................

26

 

Adjustment .........................................................................

27

 

Hotkey ................................................................................

28

 

DPMS .................................................................................

28

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Contents

V. Microsoft Windows NT ................................................................

29

Video Driver Installation ...............................................................

29

Installing Video Display Drivers in Windows NT 4.0 ........

29

Installing Video Display Drivers in Windows NT 3.51 ......

30

VI. DOS Drivers ................................................................................

31

DOS Drivers Installation ...............................................................

31

Install DOS Utilities ...........................................................

31

Install AutoCAD, MicroStation, & S3d Toolkit Drivers ....

31

VII. Display Information .................................................................

32

3D Function Support ......................................................................

32

Resolution Table ............................................................................

33

2MB Video Memory ...............................................................

33

4MB Video Memory ...............................................................

35

VIII. Hardware Information ...........................................................

37

8-BITLPB Connector ....................................................................

37

16-BITLPB Connector ..................................................................

38

Memory Upgrades .........................................................................

39

A. Questions & Answers ...................................................................

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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.

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I. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the ASUS3DP-V375DXGraphics & Video Accelerator. With the S3 ViRGE/DXbuilt-in,the ASUS 3DPV375DX provides you surprising acceleration in both 2D/3D graphics and quality scalable video playback, which can fully support 3D Gaming and Multimedia Applications.

Item Checklist

PCI Adapter x 1

User’s Manual x 1

ASUS Driver & Utility CD-ROMx 1

Features

New S3 ViRGE/DX 64-bit2D/3D Graphics & Video AcceleratorBuilt-in

Performance-OrientedDesign for Boosting Pentium II / Pentium Pro & MMX Acceleration

Upgrade to 4MB Frame Buffer Supports 1280 x 1024 with True Colors at 85Hz

32-bitPCI 2.1 Interface Compliant for “Plug & Play”

Enhanced Full-ScalableReal-Time30 Frames/second up Video/MPEG Playback

Integrated 170MHz RAMDAC supports up to 160Hz Refresh Flicker-FreeDisplay

ASUS Turbo Driver Boosts 20% More 2D/3D Graphics Performance

ASUS PerformanceAdjustment Tech. Tunes up Speed for Various Types Memory Mix

Multi-LanguageUser Interface & Drivers supported

Designed for Windows 95 & Windows 3.x Logo Approval

Hassle-FreeInstallation for Windows 95 and Windows 3.x throughAutoRunCD-ROM

Built-in16-bit&8-bitLPB (Local Peripheral Bus) Connectors Ready for TV Tuner, Video Capture, and H/WMPEG-1Upgrade

I. Introduction

Checklist/Features

 

 

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Installation H/W .II

Layout

II. Hardware Installation

Layout

Feature Connector &

VGA BIOS 2MB DRAM Memory

8-BITLPB Connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-BITLPB

Connector

 

 

 

 

2MB

Video

 

 

 

Upgrade

 

 

 

Sockets

Output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connector

 

 

 

 

S3 ViRGE/DX Chipset

TV-Tuner,Video Capture, Hardware MPEG, or other compatible LPB expansion cards

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1

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II. Hardware Installation

This section tells you how to install the ASUS 3DP-V375DXgraphics and video card in your PC computer. The steps provided below demonstrate how to install the card in a typical system. Your system may be slightly different.

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 should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer.

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.Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads, or circuitry.

3.Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components.

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.

IMPORTANT: Keep the host adapter in its antistatic bag until you are ready to install it. Before you pick up the adapter, ground yourself by touching an unpainted surface on the computer chassis. Even a little static electricity can destroy a host adapter component!

H/W Installation

Procedures

II.

 

 

 

Installation Procedures

1.Unplug all electrical cords on your computer.

2.Remove the screws for the back of the system unit cover.

3.Remove the system unit cover.

4.Find an unused 5volt PCI bus expansion slot. Make sure this slot is unobstructed.

5.Remove the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis. The slot cover is the metal strip in the back of the computer chassis that covers the opening for the adapter’s external connector.

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II.Hardware Installation

6.Ground yourself to an antistatic mat or other grounded source.

7.Pick up the board (still in its sleeve) by grasping the edge bracket with one hand. Avoiding touching board components.

8.Remove the plastic sleeve.

9.Position the card directly over the PCI slot and insert one end of the board in the slot first. Carefully 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.

Installation H/W .II

Procedures

10.Anchor the board's mounting bracket to the computer chassis using the screw from the slot cover you set aside previously.

11.Replace the cover on the system unit.

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

13.Connect other cables and devices if available.

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