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Second Edition

July 2007

Copyright© 2007 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”).

Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,

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Contents

Notices..................................................................................................

 

v

Safety information...............................................................................

vi

About this guide..................................................................................

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1.

ASUS Splendid...........................................................................

1

 

1.1

System Requirements..................................................

1

 

1.2

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

1

 

1.3

Launching ASUS Splendid............................................

2

 

1.4

Limitation....................................................................

4

2.

ASUS GamerOSD........................................................................

5

 

2.1

System Requirements..................................................

5

 

2.2

Enabling ASUS GamerOSD...........................................

5

 

2.3

User Interface..............................................................

6

 

 

2.3.1 3D Display Setting.............................................

6

 

 

2.3.2 Video Captureing...............................................

8

 

 

2.3.3 Screeshots.........................................................

9

 

2.4

Using ASUS GamerOSD .............................................

10

 

 

2.4.1 Using 3D Display Setting functions..................

10

 

 

2.4.2 Using Video Capturing functions......................

11

 

 

2.4.3 Using Screenshots functions...........................

15

3.

ASUS SmartDoctor..................................................................

17

 

3.1

System Requirements................................................

17

 

3.2

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

17

 

3.3

Launching ASUS SmartDoctor...................................

18

 

3.4

Voltage status...........................................................

18

 

3.5

Temperature status...................................................

19

 

3.6

Fan speed status.......................................................

19

 

3.7

Engine and memory clock settings............................

20

 

3.8

Advanced setup features..........................................

21

 

 

3.8.1 Settings...........................................................

21

 

 

3.8.2 Monitor.............................................................

25

 

 

3.8.3 Fan Control......................................................

26

 

 

3.8.4 HyperDrive.......................................................

29

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3.9

 

Abnormal

Events.......................................................

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.10

 

Information................................................................

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.11

 

Terminology...............................................................

34

 

 

 

 

 

4.

ASUS VideoSecurity Online......................................................

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

 

System Requirements................................................

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2

 

What’s New...............................................................

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.3

 

Launching ASUS VideoSecurity.................................

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4

 

Setup.........................................................................

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.1 Main.................................................................

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.2 Mode................................................................

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.3 Email setting....................................................

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.4 Record setting.................................................

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.5 Device..............................................................

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.4.6 Skype Setting..................................................

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

 

Video Source.............................................................

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.6

 

Set Detect region......................................................

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.7

 

Limitations.................................................................

59

 

 

 

 

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Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. 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.

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

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.

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

Before installing devices on your motherboard, 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.

Macrovision Corporation Product Notice

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation.

Reverse 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.

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 the inside front cover of this installation guide.

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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1.ASUS Splendid

1.1 System Requirements

For PCI-Expresssystem withPCI-Expressgraphic card installed:

Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor or equivalent AMD processor or above

For AGP system with AGP graphic card installed:

Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz processor or equivalent AMD processor or above

256MB system memory or above

Windows 2000 Professional Edition with SP4 or Windows XP Professional/Home Edition with SP2

DirectX 9.0 or above

After ASUS NVIDIA series or ATI series latest display driver installed, users should install ASUS Enhanced Display Driver version 1.16 or above.

An LCD or CRT monitor with 60 Hz refresh rate.

1.2Introduction

The ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology significantly improves the display quality of your system. Use this option to adjust the contrast, mode, or enhance display region.

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1.3Launching ASUS Splendid

To launch ASUS Splendid:

1.Click the Start > ControlPanel, and then find Display option. From the Display Properties dialog box, select the Settings tab then click Advanced. The following window appears (see the figure on the next page)

ASUS graphics card

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2.Select ASUS tab > ASUS Splendid to display the following.

Click for help

Click to enable or disable ASUS Splendid

Click to adjust

Dynamic Contrast*

Click to set region*

Click to select mode (see table below for details)

Preview screen

* Set Region

The options of Set Region are: All, Left only and Right only

* Dynamic Contrast

With the Dynamic Contrast feature, ASUS Splendid is able to intelligently adjust the contrast according to the content on the screen. Whether it is the dark objects in the dark background or the light objects in the light background, ASUS Splendid is able to process without losing the detail.

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