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    V770 IPER ’ UIDE Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc.

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    InControl Tools 99 Utility ....................12 Updating Your Drivers....................13 ..............14 EMOVING IAMOND RODUCT Removing Viper V770 Under Windows 98/95 ............. 14 Removing Viper V770 Under Windows NT 4.0............. 14 Removing Diamond Software Tools ................15 ....................16 ROUBLESHOOTING Windows 98 Q & A ......................17 V770 D ...................19...

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    2D and 3D graphics, providing rich multimedia output under the Windows platform. The Viper V770’s 32MB of high-speed memory delivers powerful gaming at high resolutions, and handles the most robust 3D textures featured in the latest games.

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    State-of-the-art 2D graphics Next-generation 128-bit acceleration for graphics display at scorching speeds 32MB RAM and 300MHz RAMDAC for high resolutions at the highest quality Ultra-high resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 Fully optimized for Windows 98/95 and Windows NT 4.0 Supports multimonitor display, and the OnNow power management feature of Windows 98 Accelerates Windows 98/95 and Windows NT 4.0, WHQL certified for...

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    NSTALLING IPER OARD To use your Viper V770 board, you need to first install the hardware, software drivers, and utilities provided on the installation CD. Note— Some systems have an integrated graphics solution on the motherboard. Contact your motherboard manufacturer to determine how to disable your on-board graphics.

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    The Viper V770 has 4 jumpers located on the card. They are visible on the illustration below as J1, J2, J3, J4. The J4 pins are marked A B C for reference.

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    6. Shut down your computer. You are now ready to remove your old graphics card and install your new Viper V770 board. Setting the Standard VGA Under Windows 98 To set your display to Standard VGA under Windows 98: 1.

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    Viper V770 board. Note— You should have the latest Service Pack for NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4) loaded for the Viper V770 to operate properly. Service Pack 4 is available from Microsoft’s web page,

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    2. Remove the screw attached to the bracket cover and remove the bracket plate. 3. Before handling the card, ground yourself by touching the power supply box inside your computer. 4. Position your card directly above the AGP slot as illustrated below. Note—...

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    5. Insert your card firmly into the AGP slot. Care should be taken to press it evenly and snugly into its slot. Do not force. 6. Once you are certain that the card is installed properly in its slot, secure it to the computer frame with the screw you removed in step 2.

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    Take advantage of Diamond’s installation utility and make installing your drivers and Diamond software quick and easy. See Quick Installation of Diamond Drivers and Utilities. Install the drivers for your card manually from the Windows Display Properties dialog. See Manual Installation of Diamond Drivers. Quick Installation of Diamond Drivers and Utilities This section covers the installation of your Diamond drivers and Diamond utilities under Windows 98/95 and NT 4.0.

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    Note— Diamond Drivers must be installed the first-time you install a Diamond product. 9. Click the button of the installation option you want. We recommend that you use the default installation directories. 10. Click Next to continue installation. Note— If you are prompted to keep or replace existing files, keep the newer files.

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    9. Click Finish, then click Close. 10. Click Close to exit the Display Properties dialog. 11. Reboot your computer. Windows NT 4.0 Manual Driver Installation To install the NT 4.0 driver for your Diamond graphics accelerator, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display. The Display Properties page appears.

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    IAMOND OFTWARE OOLS Diamond Multimedia is committed to keeping your new product running at peak performance and providing tools to fully optimize your system for your personal applications. 99 U ONTROL OOLS TILITY Diamond’s InControl Tools 99 allows you to take charge of your Windows desktop and make Windows easier to use and control.

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    See the Software Installation section of this user guide for information on using the product installation CD for your operating system. For the latest updated information, please visit Diamond Multimedia’s web site at Using InControl Tools 99 ICT99 can be launched the following ways: From the Start menu, go to Programs >...

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    EMOVING IAMOND RODUCT This section describes how to properly remove your Viper software and hardware from your system should you need to do so. V770 U 98/95 EMOVING IPER NDER INDOWS 1. From the Start menu, go to Start > Settings> Control Panel, then double-click on Display.

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    To remove the hardware: 1. Shut down your computer. 2. Remove the computer case as outlined in the hardware installation instructions in Chapter 2. 3. Ground yourself by touching the power supply box. 4. To remove the hardware, simply reverse the hardware installation procedures from Chapter 3.

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    ROUBLESHOOTING If you experience a problem using a Viper V770 board under Windows 98, there are three possible causes of your problem: Your application is incompatible with the Viper V770 or is not compatible with Direct3D or OpenGL. The Viper card not properly installed (seated incorrectly).

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    3D APIs. Viper V770 is not Properly Installed Check to make sure that Viper V770 is properly seated in the AGP slot and that the VGA monitor cable is firmly and correctly connected to your graphics card.

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    Currently, it is recommended to use uncompressed hard drives. Contact technical support to report any problems. FAQs The most up-to-date Frequently Asked Questions and their answers may be found at the Diamond Multimedia Web site (

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    V770 D IPER ISPLAY ODES 2D Windows 98/95 and NT Display Modes Resolution Dept 60Hz 72Hz 75Hz 85Hz 100H 120H 170H 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x1024 1600x1200 1920x1080 1920x1200 1920x1440 2048x1536...

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    3D Windows 98/95 and NT Display Modes Resolution Dept Double - Buffer Double - Buffer + Z- Buffer 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1152x864 1280x1024 1600x1200 1920x1080 1920x1200 1920x1440 2048x1536 Note— 2D and 3Dmodes listed may vary based upon operating system. Modes are subject to change without notice.

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    V770 S IPER PECIFICATIONS Controller: nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 True 128-bit Bus Type: AGP 1.0/2.0 compliant Memory: 32MB Horizontal Sync Signals: 31.5KHz-108.5KHz Vertical Refresh: 60Hz-200Hz Maximum Dot (Pixel) Rate: 300MHz RAMDAC Complete 3D Feature Set: Anisotropic Filtering Anti-Aliasing Alpha-Blending Bi- and Tri-linear filtering Bump Mapping Environment mapping Fogging...

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    Hardware Triangle Setup Mip Mapping Perspective Correction Specular highlights Subpixel precision Texture Mapping Transparency (color key and alpha), Twin Texture Engine, Z-Buffering. Video Playback: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Indeo and Cinepak Multi-tap X and Y scaling and filtering Color space conversion Connectors: DB-15 analog connector (VESA DDC2B) Video port connector Power Requirements:...

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    98 M INDOWS ULTIPLE ONITOR UPPORT Windows 98 lets a single machine connect to multiple display adapters and monitors. You can significantly expand the total viewing area of your desktop— increasing the amount of applications or windows you can view simultaneously.

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    card displays POST [Power On Self test] and DOS is the primary display adapter.) 2. Once the first card is set up, shut down the system, install the second card and boot up. The system will find the second display adapter and install the drivers.

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    Q: Why won’t my screen saver display between both monitors? The screen saver you are using does not support multiple monitors. Try using built-in screen savers, such as the Flying Windows or any of the 3D screen savers. Q: Why won’t the task bar extend over both screens? The task bar is only displayed on one monitor.

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    Diamond Multimedia Systems, Incorporated. The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate.

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    2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. ECLARATION OF ONFORMITY We, the Responsible Party Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. 2880 Junction Avenue San Jose, CA 95134 declare that the product Viper V770 is in conformity with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...

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