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Asus A7000 Software Reference Manual

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    Graphics Card Software Reference...

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    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.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Tools ............... 23 Using GameFace ............ 28 Using the GameFace TV Tuner ......29 ASUS Digital VCR ............... 30 Launching ASUS Digital VCR ......... 30 Using ASUS Digital VCR ........31 ASUS SmartDoctor ............. 36 Functions ..............36 Launching ASUS SmartDoctor ....... 36 Using ASUS SmartDoctor ........

  • Page 4: Notices

    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.

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    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. •...

  • Page 6: About This Guide

    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 manual. 2. Optional Documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 7: Asus Control Panel

    1. ASUS Control Panel The ASUS Control Panel is a program that allows you to adjust certain features on your computer environment like the desktop color, screen resolution and refresh rates. ® 1.1 NVIDIA graphics card series After installing the display drivers, locate the ASUS Control Panel icon on the Windows taskbar.

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    1.1.1 Setting screen resolution The ASUS Control panel menu includes a list of shortcuts for easy screen resolution setting. To change the screen resolution: 1. From the ASUS Control Panel menu, click one of the available screen resolutions. Screen resolution...

  • Page 9: Refresh Rate

    Selecting a refresh rate beyond your monitor’s specification may damage it. Press ESC to restore your original settings. To change the refresh rate: 1. From the ASUS control panel menu, click Refresh Rate and select a setting from the list. 2. When prompted, click OK to apply settings or Cancel to abort.

  • Page 10: Windows Display Properties

    • adjust the monitor power settings • change the Windows appearance • adjust screen resolution To launch the Windows Display Properties dialog box, click the Windows Display Properties menu item from the ASUS Control Panel. ASUS Control Panel icon...

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    1.1.4 Advanced This menu allows you to enable or disable the ASUS OSD (On-Screen Display) feature, set the OSD hot keys and display the ASUS Control Panel icon on the Windows taskbar. To launch the Advanced options dialog box, click the Advanced... menu item from the ASUS Control Panel.

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    The On-Screen Display feature allows you to adjust the display settings while you play Direct3D or OpenGL 3D games. To set the On-Screen Display parameters: 1. From the ASUS Display Card Control Panel (NVIDIA Series) dialog box, select the Advanced tab.

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    Click Cancel if you want to exit and discard changes. 1.1.5 Information The Information dialog box displays important data about your graphics card. It includes links to the ASUS main web site and software download site. To check your graphics card information: 1.

  • Page 14: Ati Radeon Graphics Card Series

    Radeon graphics card series After installing the display drivers, locate the ASUS Control Panel icon on the Windows taskbar. The ASUS Control Panel is a menu of shortcuts for the screen resolution and color settings. To launch the ASUS Control Panel, click the ASUS Control Panel icon on the Windows taskbar.

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    Setting screen resolution The ASUS Control Panel menu includes shortcuts for easy screen resolution setting. To change the screen resolution: 1. From the ASUS Control Panel menu, click one of the available screen resolutions. Screen color setting shortcut Screen resolution...

  • Page 16: Asus Videosecurity

    2. ASUS VideoSecurity The ASUS VideoSecurity is a powerful security utility that detects any change in a specified surveillance region. Using video capture devices, video snapshots are captured automatically when there is a deviation in the user-defined surveillance region. The utility can also execute a specific program or send a warning message to the user via email or phone.

  • Page 17: Launching Asus Videosecurity

    2.2 Launching ASUS VideoSecurity To launch ASUS VideoSecurity: Click the Start button then select All Programs -> ASUS -> ASUS VideoSecurity -> ASUS VideoSecurity to display the following menu. Video Status Dimension Video Video Format Source Setup Video Source Detect...

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    Hide History - displays or hides the history panel, which contains a list of information recorded when a motion is detected in the surveillance region. A. Click the Explore button to search other recorded files in your hard disk. B. Click the History folder list box to select other folders containing recorded files.

  • Page 19: Features Setup

    2.3 Features setup To display the ASUS VideoSecurity setup window, click the Setup button from the ASUS VideoSecurity menu. 2.3.1 Main To modify the Main setup options: 1. Click the Main tab from the setup dialog box. 2. Move the slider to adjust the Detecting sensibility parameter, which sets the receptibility of ASUS VideoSecurity to environment changes.

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    4. Click the Working directory button to set the working directory. The default working directory is C:\VideoSec. Everytime you launch ASUS VideoSecurity, a new folder is created here. The folder filename indicates the current time and date the application was launched. For example, “2003.10.26_02.10.10”...

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    2.3.2 Working Mode To modify the working mode settings: 1. Click the Working Mode tab from the ASUS VideoSecurity setup dialog box. 2. Click one of the option buttons to set the detecting mode. 3. Click the Start tracing whenever a condition is detected check box to enable the function.

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    2.3.3 Procedures To modify the procedures setting: 1. Click the Procedures tab from the setup dialog box. 2. Click the Start recording when an unusual condition occurs check box to enable this feature. Set the recording duration (in seconds) when enabled. 3.

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    • SMTP Mail Server Setup - contains the parameters and protocols necessary to send your email. Key-in the Outgoing Mail Server-SMTP server IP address or domain name; for example, 168.187.2.22 or mail.company.com. The My server requires authentication check box allows you to use this feature.

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    Redial Attempts - the number of redials you want if the connecting line is busy • Model setup - launches the ASUS Phone Dialer that allows you to configure your modem connection • Record Now - this button launches the Windows sound recorder to enable you to record, edit, mix and save sound files in wave (.wav)

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    2.3.4 Device To select a scan device or adjust color settings: 1. Click the Device tab from the ASUS VideoSecurity setup dialog box. 2. Click the Devices combo list box to select video capture device. 3. Click the Video Standard combo list box to set a video standard.

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    2.3.5 Advanced To configure the Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server parameters: 1. Click the Advanced tab from the ASUS VideoSecurity setup page. 2. Click the Enable HTTP Server check box to enable or disable the use of the HTTP Server. When enabled, key-in your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Port and Connection timeout (in seconds.)

  • Page 27: Asus Gameface

    3. ASUS GameFace ASUS GameFace is a real-time audio/video communication feature that enables point-to-point video conferencing functions and online gaming to take place at the same time. Make sure to enable the On-Screen Display (OSD) feature before using ASUS GameFace. See section “3.4 GameFace settings” for details.

  • Page 28: Setting Local Playback Mode

    3.2 Setting Local playback mode To start Local playback mode: From the GameFace menu, click Call then select Local Play/Stop or click the Play/Stop button on the GameFace dialog box. Play/Stop button 3.3 Setting Network playback mode This section describes how you can connect , accept or terminate calls from a remote computer.

  • Page 29: Tools

    3.3.2 Accepting a call To accept an incoming call: 1. Launch ASUS GameFace. 2. The application prompts a message box on an incoming call. Click Yes to accept the call. 3.3.3 Terminating a call To terminate a call: From the GameFace menu, click...

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    Backspace key. Press any other key to complete the combination. 3.4.2 Encoder This item allows you to launch the video-conferencing CODEC used by ASUS GameFace. The item allows you to set the frame size, frame rate, data rate and quality. To launch the CODEC properties dialog box: 1.

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    3.4.3 Info This displays the GameFace hostname and host IP address. To launch the Info dialog box: 1. From the GameFace menu, click Tool then Info. 2. Click OK to exit. 3.4.4 TV Tuner To launch the GameFace TV Tuner dialog box: 1.

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    Using the GameFace TV Tuner To watch TV using the GameFace video tuner: 1. From the GameFace menu, click Call then select Local Play/Stop or click the Play/Stop button on the GameFace dialog box. 2. Press the GameFace TV Tuner hotkeys (Default: Ctrl + T) to launch the TV Tuner control pad.

  • Page 33: Address Book

    3.4.5 Address Book To launch the GameFace Address book: From the GameFace menu, click Tool then Address Book. Using the Address Book To use the GameFace address book: 1. Make sure that the IP Address combo list box is empty. 2.

  • Page 34: Using Gameface

    3.5 Using GameFace To use ASUS GameFace: Launch your game. After entering full-screen mode, press the defined hot key (default is Ctrl+Alt+V) to activate GameFace. Press the On-Screen Display hot key to show the OSD menu. Use the arrow keys to select the GameFace application page and to adjust the Transparency, Position X coordinate, Position Y coordinate, or OSD size.

  • Page 35: Using The Gameface Tv Tuner

    3.6 Using the GameFace TV Tuner To use the ASUS GameFace TV tuner: 1. Launch your game. 2. After entering full-screen mode, press the defined hot keys (default is Ctrl+Alt+V) to activate GameFace. 3. Press the On-Screen Display hot keys to show the OSD menu.

  • Page 36: Asus Digital Vcr

    To switch the application skin, right-click anywhere on the application skin and select your desired skin from the pop-up menu. The application skin image changes but retains all the function of the ASUS Digital VCR, as in the example below.

  • Page 37: Using Asus Digital Vcr

    4.2 Using ASUS Digital VCR There are two ways to access the ASUS Digital VCR functions. You can use the ASUS Digital VCR panel or right-click on the VCR screen to display the available functions. Use mouse to resize the window...

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    Always on top Toggle window size 4.2.2 Setting your video source To set your video source: 1. From the ASUS Digital VCR menu, click the Setup button. 2. Select the Video Source tab from the ASUS Digital VCR Setup dialog box.

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    The Capture tab allows you to configure the video capture settings. Select one from the default values that matches your frequently used settings. To set the Capture parameters: 1. From the ASUS Digital VCR menu, click the Setup button. 2. Select the Capture tab from the ASUS Digital VCR Setup dialog box.

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    To set the TimeShifting feature parameters: 1. From the ASUS Digital VCR menu, click the Setup button. 2. Select the Timeshift tab from the ASUS Digital VCR Setup dialog box. 3. Click the check box to enable or disable playback options.

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    If you want to preview a snapshot of the available channels, click the Channel Surfing button on the ASUS Digital VCR menu. The Channel Surfing feature simultaneously displays a snapshot of 16 available channels for preview. 4.2.6 Devices The Devices tab allows you to set up your video and audio device. Make sure to install the WDM driver from the support CD to run this feature.

  • Page 42: Asus Smartdoctor

    Allows manual adjustment of GPU core and memory clock 5.2 Launching ASUS SmartDoctor The ASUS SmartDoctor utility is a memory resident program that is launched everytime you start Windows and remain in the computer memory to check the graphics card status. To access the ASUS...

  • Page 43: Using Asus Smartdoctor

    5.3 Using ASUS SmartDoctor The utility provides an easy-to-use menu to access its features. 5.3.1 Voltage status Click the Voltage status tab to display the voltage status of your graphics card. • The AGP bus VDDQ voltage and AGP bus 3.3 voltage should be supplied steadily by your motherboard.

  • Page 44: Fan Speed Status

    5.3.3 Fan speed status Click the Fan speed tab to display the current fan speed of your graphics card. 5.3.4 Engine and memory clock settings You can manually adjust the graphics card engine (GPU) and memory clock to enhance your graphics card performance. To adjust the engine and memory clock: 1.

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    4. Click Set/Test button to test the graphics on-screen memory with the core engine and memory clocks you set. The following screen appears while testing. 5. If the engine or memory clock test fails, click Default to revert to default values.

  • Page 46: Advanced Setup Features

    To activate HyperDrive: 1. Click the Enable HyperDrive check box to enable or disable the HyperDrive feature. 2. Click the Option buttons to select the HyperDrive Mode. Make sure to install the ASUS Enhanced driver when using the HyperDrive 3D mode.

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    3D games for better 3D performance. It reverts to its normal GPU core clock after playing 3D games. 2. CPU Load mode - When set to this mode, ASUS SmartDoctor dynamically adjusts the GPU core clock depending on the Central Processing Unit (CPU) work load.

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    5.4.2 Monitor To change voltage, temperature and fan monitor settings: 1. Click the Monitor tab from the SmartDoctor Settings dialog box. Voltage Alarm Settings • Click the check box to enable or disable the alarm for AGPVDDQ, VCC, FBVDDQ or VCORE voltages. •...

  • Page 49: Fan Control

    5.4.3 Fan Control To change the fan control settings: 1. Click the Fan Control tab from the SmartDoctor Settings dialog box. 2. Click the option buttons to select fan control feature. The fan control has two features: Manual mode and Temperature mode. Manual mode - You can manually change the fan speed by adjusting the slider of each temperature mode.

  • Page 50: Multi-monitor Feature

    6. Multi-monitor feature ® 6.1 ATI Radeon graphics card series ASUS Radeon graphics cards include a multi-monitor feature through the ® ® HYDRAVISION™ multiple monitor management software. The ATI HYDRAVISION™ feature allows you to manage the display of multiple windows or applications across two or more monitors.

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    6.1.2 Changing display scheme and hotkey To change the display scheme and hotkey: 1. Boot your computer. 2. Click the Start button then select Control Panel. 3. Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel. Select the Settings tab. 4. Click the Advanced button to display the properties dialog box.

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    Attributes To modify the monitor attributes: 1. From the Monitor Properties dialog box, click the Attributes tab. • To use the Display Data Channel (DDC) information, make sure that the Use DDC information button is checked. • To change the Maximum Resolution and Maximum Refresh frequency manually, uncheck the Use...

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    Adjustments To adjust the screen position and screen size : 1. From the Monitor Properties dialog box, click the Adjustments tab. 2. Click the arrow button to adjust the screen position. 3. Click the plus (+) or minus (-) button to adjust the screen size. 4.

  • Page 54: Nvidia Graphics Card Series

    ® 6.2 NVIDIA graphics card series ® The NVIDIA nView™ feature allows you to manage the display of multiple windows or applications across two or more monitors. To change the nView™ settings: 1. Boot your computer. 2. Click the Start button then select Control Panel.

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    7. Click the nView Modes combo list box to select nView mode. 8. Click the Display pair combo list box and select your display type setup.

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    9. Click the labeled monitors or click the Display combo list box to select the primary display device. 10. Make sure that the Make this the primary display box is checked. 11. Click Apply to apply settings or click OK to save settings and exit.

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