RELEASE.TXT Driver File Contents (viaagpgart.exe)

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 *              Copyright (c) 1997-2000 VIA Technologies Inc.             *
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 *                       AGP 4X/133 Driver Release.Txt                    *     
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 *                           Win9x, Windows 2000                          *
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 *   This RELEASE.TXT file provides the information for the history of    *
 *   AGP 4X/133 Driver.                                                   *
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AGP 4X/133 Driver  Ver 4.03D

1) Release Date : 07/18/00

2) Updates :
    a. Fix the setup program can't reboot after we install our AGP Driver
       into O.S., according AGP Driver behavior, the AGP function must be
       initialized at O.S Loading Time, it can't be executed at run-time.
       So, out setup program will ask user to re-boot the system after we
       install AGP Driver into system.
    b. Change the default setting in our silence Installation procedure from
       Standard Mode to Turbo Mode.


AGP 4X/133 Driver  Ver 4.03C

1) Release Date : 07/12/00

2) Updates :
    a. We fix the un-install in-correct procedure problem in each O.S.

              
AGP 4X/133 Driver  Ver 4.03B

1) Release Date : 07/10/00

2) Updates :
    a. Create the WinMe directory which include the VXD drivers and WinMe CAT file.
       The WinMe VXD drivers are same as Win9X drivers.
    b. Modify our setup program to install our drivers with our Win9X/Win2K/WinMe Cat files.
       (In Win2K/WinMe, we install our driver through driver update procedure.)


AGP 4X/133 Driver  Ver 4.03A
                
1) Release Date : 07/03/00

2) Updates :
    a. Include CAT files for Win2K and Win98SE


AGP 4X/133 Driver  Ver 4.03
                
1) Release Date : 05/16/00

2) Updates :
    a. Support Win2000 AGP 4x/133 Driver.
    

3) History
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// Ver 4.02                                                   //
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1. Release Date: 04/24/00
2. Updates :
    a. Modify the string in setup menu, normal -> standard, and
       fix the data rate to 1x in standard mode.

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// Ver 4.01                                                   //
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1. Release Date: 04/20/00
2. Updates :
    a. Erase the constraint of GART base address alignment.
    b. Support 256MB Aperture space.
    c. Depending on the data rate, the VREF will be set to STB#
       or AGPREF.
    d. For AMD CPU, set I/O range registers from the base of the
       aperture.

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// Ver 4.00                                                   //
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1. Release Date: 12/27/99
2. Updates :
    a. Support the Fast Write and 4G capability.

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// Ver 3.59                                                   //
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1. Release Date: 12/22/99
2. Updates :
    a. Fix the compatibility between VT3055 and ATI Rage Pro.
    b. Modify the setup files and inf.

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// Ver 3.58                                                   //
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1. Release Date: 12/10/99
2. Updates :
    a. To disable/enable sideband as the default value, please
       modify the registry key, SideBand, in the OEM.REG.
       
       Disable sideband as default value:
              "SideBand"=hex:00,00

       Enable sideband as default value:
              "SideBand"=hex:01,00 

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// Ver 3.57                                                   //
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1. Release Date: 10/06/99
2. Updates :
    a. The Aperture Size will depend on the BIOS setting and free memory space.

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// Ver 3.56                                                   //
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1. Release Date : 09/30/99
2. Updates :
    a. Fix the bug that system will display blue screen when the linear address
       is 0 at free function.
    b. Add a 'SideBand' option in the registry. The default value is 01 which 
       enables the sideband capability.	

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// Ver 3.55                                                   //
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1. Release Date : 07/19/99
2. Updates :
    a. Fix the problem that the system will display protection error for some
       Cyrix CPU.

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// Ver 3.54                                                   //
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1. Release Date : 07/12/99
2. Updates :
    a. Fix the problem that the system will display protection error for some
       Cyrix CPU.
    b. Rewrite initial routine to avoid error return by calling mapphystolin.
        
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// Ver 3.53                                                   //
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1. Release Date : 06/30/99
2. Updates :
    a. Fix ATI Rage128 conflict with MVP3

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// Ver 3.51                                                   //
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1. Release Date : 05/23/99
2. Updates :
    a. Support AGP 2.0 Specification. Those are 4X, FW and 4G bit supported.
    b. Support TNT AGP.
    c. Support ATI Rage128.
    d. Reorginize installation package.	
                                  


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  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

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