Dec 142017
 
New ATI utilities program (2.0) for the mach 32 accelerator. you also need to use loader.zip to install.
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New ATI utilities program (2.0) for the mach 32 accelerator. you also need to use loader.zip to install.
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!ATI4400.CFG 15181 3330 deflated
!ATI4410.CFG 11938 2917 deflated
C-INFO.EXE 30085 16648 deflated
INSTALL.EXE 172255 82644 deflated
INSTALL.HLP 25437 7635 deflated
INSTALL.VSF 1410 550 deflated
MONITOR.DAT 8827 1846 deflated
README 14069 4755 deflated
SCRN_ADJ.EXE 55269 28911 deflated
TEST.EXE 104984 48510 deflated

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Contents of the README file


README File

This package contains only the software required to configure and test
your mach32 graphics adapter. Please use your original diskettes to
install drivers and other utilities.

Only the following main menu selections will function properly using this
package:

Set Power-Up Configuration
Set Current Video Mode/Configuration
Test Graphics Adapter

A full installation package is available on our version 2.0 mach32 diskettes,
available from ATI Customer Support. When contacting us for diskette updates
it's very helpful if you can provide your ATI BIOS part number, available
on your screen at boot time, or accessible via the "Show System Information"
function on the "Test Graphics Adapter" menu of INSTALL.

Our new address and telephone numbers are shown at the end of this document.
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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"

Additional information on particular installation steps is presented below.

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.
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Customer Support Department

Technical Note No. 76 - Graphics Ultra Pro / + Installation Fundamentals
INSTALL HINTS and TIPS


The ATI Graphics Ultra Pro and Graphics Ultra + 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 ATI 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 an ATI Graphics Ultra Pro or Graphics Ultra + video adapter.


1) Upon removing the Graphics Ultra Pro/+ 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 serial number 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 ATI installation software and should not be loaded
until the ATI video adapter has been completely installed

(for more information on ATI recommended Memory Manager
configurations, please consult ATI Technical Note: TN069).


4) After powering down your system, remove your old video adapter (or
disable the on-board video controller) and plug-in the ATI Graphics
Ultra Pro/+.

Connect the video monitor cable and mouse cable to the ATI 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 ATI Customer Support with
the system brand and model number.


5) Once the system has properly booted, place Disk 1 of the supplied ATI
Graphics Ultra Pro/+ 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 Graphics
Ultra Pro/+ 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 ATI Customer Support if
the problem persists.

6) When the INSTALL program has completed loading and initialization, it
will present the following screen:



ATI Technologies Inc.
GRAPHICS ULTRA PRO 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:

ATI Technologies Inc.
GRAPHICS ULTRA PRO 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.
(for more information on Custom Monitor configurations, please consult
ATI Technical Note: TN068).

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 ATI Graphics Ultra Pro/+ 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 Graphics Ultra Pro/+ 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 Graphics Ultra Pro/+ 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. ATI 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 Graphics Ultra Pro/+ has only 1MB of memory.

Graphics Ultra Pro/+ with only 1 MB, the option of "Shared"
should be selected.

Once all of these options have been set, the "F10" key should be
pressed to 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
Graphics Ultra Pro/+ 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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For further assistance please contact ATI Customer Support. Please have the
information, requested in the Customer Support Section of your manual,
available prior to calling so that we may answer your questions better.

WE'VE MOVED!

Please update your ATI manuals to show our new address and telephone numbers:

ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC
33 Commerce Valley Drive East
Thornhill, Ont.
CANADA. L3T 7N6

Head Office, Sales and Marketing .. (416) 882-2600
Customer Support .................. (416) 882-2626
FAX ............................... (416) 882-2620
ATI BBS ........................... (416) 764-9404
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