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Can anybody tell me what model ATI board this is?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Guest, Jul 29, 2003.

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    Guest Guest

    The board is installed on a W2K system. If you look at the back, from
    top to bottom, the connectors are:

    1) A/V/Out (proprietary cable - round hole)
    2) CATV (standard coax connector)
    3) AV/Out (proprietary cable - round hole)
    4) Monitor (std monitor connector)

    The board is a PCI and the inspector software says it's an ATI Rage
    Pro wi 8M. The other utility software says it's an ATI Wonder.

    So, you'd think it was an ATI Wonder Rage Pro PCI....

    The downloaded drivers (when you click W2K, the drivers you get say
    they're for XP) for the ATI Wonder Rage Pro family from the ATI site
    produce the blue screen of death.

    Note: the card is in a Dell GX1. Any ideas how to get this puppy
    running?

    Oh yah, one other thing. Any idea where I can purchase an AV/Out
    cable for it?
     
    Guest, Jul 29, 2003
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    Lenroc Guest

    All AiW cards have those.
    Look at the board and get the ATI part number. You can find the model from
    that on their site, IIRC.

    It may actually say the model on the card itself.
     
    Lenroc, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. Not too sure that ALL AIW's have the listed connectors - I thought most had
    a DVI Monitor Connector, and the Rage Pro gives it away:

    I'm pretty sure it's an old 8Mb AIW Rage Pro. Pre-dating the AIW Rage 128 by
    a significant margin, and therefore no longer officially supported by Ati
    for Win2000 and later.

    8Mb All In Wonder Rage Pro - came in 2 flavours PCI and AGP (x1 & x2?).
     
    Alan Shepherd, Jul 29, 2003
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    J.Clarke Guest

    The AIW8500DV has a large square proprietary connector and a DVI-I
    monitor connector. The more recent models go back to the two round
    connectors for the A/V cables but continue the DVI-I.
     
    J.Clarke, Jul 29, 2003
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    Phydeaux Guest

    The following debug routine will list the type of video card within your
    computer. This is an excellent way of determining the chipset on the card or
    the card within your computer without opening the computer.

    In DOS or a DOS window at the C:\> prompt type in "debug" (without quotes)
    and hit enter

    -d c000:0040 (a - sign is the new prompt so make the next line look like
    this, then hit enter)

    After typing the above command you should receive several lines of text
    similar to:

    C000:0040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    .................
    C000:0050 E9 63 7B 00 B4 10 49 27 - E9 FE 2B E9 F7 2B 50 4D
    ..c{...I'..+..+PM
    C000:0060 49 44 58 00 5B 00 00 00 - 00 A0 00 B0 00 B8 00 C0
    IDX.[...........
    C000:0070 00 5B 53 54 42 20 6E 56 - 49 44 49 41 20 54 4E 54 .[STB nVIDIA
    TNT
    C000:0080 20 76 65 72 2E 20 31 2E - 31 30 20 0D 0A 00 1B 43 ver. 1.10
    .....C
    C000:0090 6F 70 79 72 69 67 68 74 - 28 43 29 31 39 39 38 20
    opyright(C)1998
    C000:00A0 53 54 42 20 53 79 73 74 - 65 6D 73 20 49 6E 63 0D STB Systems
    Inc.
    C000:00B0 0A 00 22 6C 2C 0A 01 00 - C3 50 24 7F E8 60 36 58
    ..."1,....P$..'6X

    You can keep entering -d changing the :0040 value to :0050, :0060, etc.for
    more dumps of this data but it should be within the first 2 or 3 dumps.

    As you can pick out in the above dump this gives you enough information to
    determine the make and the year made on the video card. On line 4 you can
    see the make of this video card which in this case is a N VIDIA TNT which
    would be the Riva TNT chipset. The next line you notice the version of the
    card and finally the line thereafter is the copyright or the year
    manufactured generally.


    If you are unable to capture any information which looks like the video
    card you can also type

    -d c000:0090


    At the debug prompt (the minus sign -) type in Q [enter]. This should bring
    you back to the DOS prompt.
     
    Phydeaux, Jul 30, 2003
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    Graeme Ellis Guest

    BTW cables can be bought from ATI, Not expensive.


     
    Graeme Ellis, Jul 30, 2003
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