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Contents of the README file


README File

This file contains the last-minute update that is not found in the user's
manual or in any addendum accompanying the display adapter. Please read
it before proceeding to install anything.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For Information on Running the INSTALL program please refer
to your User's manual in the Section:

"CONFIGURING YOUR CARD", and "RUNNING THE INSTALL PROGRAM"

GENERAL INFO for NEW INSTALLs:

- In order to match the card to your monitor and to your system configuration
YOU MUST RUN "SET POWER UP CONFIGURATION" BEFORE INSTALLING ANY DRIVERS
- PLEASE REFER TO "MAIN SELECTION MENU" in your User's Manual.
- After running "SET POWER UP CONFIGURATION", run Install Device Drivers
and EXIT back to DOS.

READ THE 'M32PANEL.TXT" file

WHEN YOU INSTALL WINDOWS DRIVERS, THE "INSTALL DEVICE DRIVERS" WILL CREATE
A FILE NAMED "M32PANEL.TXT" ON YOUR HARD DISK IN THE WINDOWS DIRECTORY YOU
SPECIFIED.

PLEASE READ M32PANEL.TXT BEFORE BRINGING UP WINDOWS FOR THE FIRST TIME

M32PANEL.TXT CONTAINS INFORMATION RELEVANT TO SUCCESSFULLY STARTING WINDOWS

GENERAL INFORMATION for those wishing to UPDATE WINDOWS DRIVERS only
- Select "INSTALL DEVICE DRIVERS" from the Main Selection Menu.
- Install Device the Drivers desired, and EXIT back to DOS.
- ***** READ THE 'M32PANEL.TXT" file. *****

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Special Note on AutoDesk Driver

If you will be using our high resolution driver for AutoCAD 386, AutoShade
or 3D-Studio, please note:

1) If you have 1MB on your display adapter, you may select any
resolution as long as there is sufficient memory to support
the selected display mode/refresh rate (refer to chart at the
back of the manual).

2) If you have 2MB on your display adapter, you are advised to select any
resolution having 256 colors or higher.

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Customer Support Department

Technical Note No. 76 - mach32 Installation Fundamentals INSTALL HINTS and TIPS


The mach32 video adapters represent state of the art Personal Computer video
technology. While following IBM VGA standards for producing VGA text and
graphics, these adapters require additional system resources to produce
accelerated video capabilities. Adapter installation, while greatly simplified
through the mach32 INSTALL utility, requires a step by step methodical approach
to ensure that the adapter does not conflict with other system resources and
will provide optimized performance.

The following technical information is a basic outline of the steps required
to install a mach32 video adapter.


1) Upon removing the mach32 card from the box, record the serial number
(found on the non-component side of the card) and the BIOS
version (located on a paper label on a plug-in component on the
component side of the card) in your user manual.

This will assist Customer Support and also ensure that the Warranty
form can be properly completed.


2) Check the system hardware for internal modems, FAX cards or LAN cards
which may be using addresses at COM4 (2E8) or addresses between the
range of 2E0 to 2EF.

Also ensure that LAN cards, scanner cards and other peripheral adapters
are not using upper memory addresses between C000 and C7FF.

If you have a system containing an on-board video controller,
consult your owners manual on how to disable it.

Check and record how much system memory is installed on the
system motherboard.


3) Review your CONFIG.SYS file to determine if a Memory Manager DEVICE
driver is being loaded.
Memory Manager device drivers, such as EMM386, QEMM and 386MAX, may
interfere with the mach32 installation software and should not be loaded
until the video adapter has been completely installed


4) After powering down your system, remove your old video adapter (or
disable the on-board video controller) and plug-in the mach32 card.

Connect the video monitor cable and mouse cable to the mach32 card
and power-up the system.

If the system fails to produce text on the monitor, return to Step 2
and re-check the installed hardware for address conflicts.

If no obvious conflicts are present, carefully remove all non-
essential peripheral adapters (scanner, FAX/modem, audio, CD ROM cards,
etc) to determine the nature of the conflict.

If the system still does not boot, contact our Customer Support with
the system brand and model number.


5) Once the system has properly booted, place Disk 1 of the supplied
mach32 disks into the appropriate disk drive and run the INSTALL program.
The INSTALL program may report that it has found the graphics card to
be in a "new or changed configuration". If this message appears, press
any key to have the INSTALL program update the display adapter's EEPROM.


If the INSTALL program returns to DOS and states that it could not find
a 68800 based video card in the system, return to Step 3 to remove any
memory manager device driver from your CONFIG.SYS file. If a different
Error Message appears, carefully record the error message, follow any
instructions listed in the message and contact our Customer Support if
the problem persists.

6) When the INSTALL program has completed loading and initialization, it
will present the following screen (the exact look may vary, depending
on the features equipped on your card):



mach32 Version x.x Copyright (c) 199x


Main Selection Menu

Set Power-Up Configuration
Set Current Video Mode/Configuration
Test Graphics Adapter
Install Video Adapter Utilities
Install Device Drivers
Install Adapter Interface (AI)



The "Set Power-Up Configuration" option must be run on new installations
to inform the card of what monitor is attached and to determine what
video card options will be enabled when the system is booted.
Highlight the "Set Power-up Configuration" option and press Enter to
get to the following menu (the exact look may vary, depending
on the features equipped on your card):


mach32 Version x.x Copyright (c) 199x



Main Selection Menu

Set Power-Up Configuration

Set Power-Up Configuration

Monitor Type : VGA or PS/2 Color
Power-Up Video Mode : VGA (CV80)
VGA ROM Configuration : 8 bits
Mouse Configuration : Disabled
Coprocessor Bus I/O : Auto-select
VGA Bus I/O : 8 bits
Memory Aperture : Disabled
VGA Zero Wait State RAM : Disabled
VGA Memory Size : 512k


Selecting the "Monitor Type" option will produce a list of supported
monitors.
If your monitor is shown, select it from the list and press
Enter.
If your monitor does not appear, select the Custom option from the
list.

The Custom option will allow you to configure the vertical refresh
rate your monitor supports for each resolution (ie: 640x480, 800x600,
1024x768 and 1280x1024).
It is important to review your monitor manual to determine the proper
refresh rates to use for each resolution. Selecting a refresh rate
that is too high could damage your monitor

The "Power-Up Video Mode" option determines the DOS text and graphics
capabilities when the card is powered-up. Unless the AUTOEXEC.BAT file
contains programs which can only run on an EGA, CGA or MDA video
adapter, this option should remain set to VGA (CV80). This will provide the
highest level of DOS text and graphics resolution.

The mach32 card can use 16 BIT ROM Access to improve DOS Text
performance.
In some systems and/or some system configurations, however, this can
cause unusual operational problems (booting problems, applications
failing, Windows problems, etc).

To ensure the most compatible video card configuration, the
"VGA ROM Configuration" setting should be set to 8 BIT.
This will not significantly impact on DOS performance and will not
impact on Windows performance.

The Mouse port on the display adapter can be configured to use one
of two hardware port addresses and an IRQ value between 2 and 5.
For most systems the mouse can be configured to use the Primary address
and IRQ 5.

It is important to ensure that no other devices are using the
selected IRQ or port addresses as unusual mouse operation will result.
If another mouse, trackball or pointing device is going to be used on
the system, the Mouse Configuration can be left at Disabled.

The "Coprocessor Bus I/O" selection sets the access method the card
will use when sending or retrieving data from its low memory registers.
For optimum performance, this setting should be configured as
"Auto-select".

Setting the "VGA Bus I/O" setting to "16 bits" provides optimum VGA and
SuperVGA graphics performance. The "8 bits" option would be used if a
monochrome or CGA video adapter were installed in the same system with
the diplay card.

The "Memory Aperture" feature allows for improved graphics performance
by placing a video frame buffer in system memory address space.
This frame buffer can only be used if unused system memory address
space is available.

In ISA systems, due to limitations of the system architecture,
there must be less than 12MB of main system memory to allow the Memory
Aperture to be enabled.
If the memory space is not available, this feature must remain disabled.

Enabling the "VGA Zero Wait State RAM" option will improve DOS text and
graphics performance.
This feature relies on compatible system bus timing and may not function
properly on all systems.

If DOS graphics or system operation is unstable, disable this option.

The "VGA Memory Size" option sets the amount of graphics memory made
available to VGA and SuperVGA applications. VGA drivers and VESA
drivers may restrict resolution and color depth capability if not enough
VGA Memory is allocated.

Most Mach32 drivers (ie: ACAD and Windows) override the VGA Memory
setting to ensure that all video memory is available to the Mach32 when
running in accelerated modes.

The default VGA Memory Size of 512k is best for most users
UNLESS the mach32 card has only 1MB of memory.

For those mach32 cards with only 1 MB, the option of "Shared"
should be selected.

Once all of these options have been set, the "F10" key should be
pressedto save the configuration. While the INSTALL program is
programming the EEPROM, a
"Selected Memory Aperture configuration may conflict.." error
message may appear. If the system has 12MB or more system memory and
the "Memory Aperture" feature has been disabled, ignore this message.
If the system CMOS configuration has Video BIOS Shadowing enabled, you
will be instructed to reboot the system once the programming of the
EEPROM has been completed.

If this message does not appear, proceed to Step 7, otherwise, reboot
the system and run the INSTALL program.


7) From the INSTALL program Main Menu, select the "Test Graphics Adapter"
option. Running the "Test VGA Color Modes" and the "Run Accelerator
Diagnostics" tests will assist in determining if the mach32
is operating properly.

Record any error messages and check the VGA ROM Access and VGA Zero
Wait State ROM settings, in the Set Power-up Configuration Menu,
before calling Customer Support.

8) If the diagnostics have passed, reconfigure the memory manager device
drivers in your CONFIG.SYS file, complete the Warranty Registration card
and install any application specific device drivers.
The installation is now complete.



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