readme.txt Driver File Contents (20_WINNT.ZIP)

*                  Intel740(tm)  Graphics Accelerator                *
*       Windows* NT 4.0 Software Driver Release (SDR - PV2.0)        *
*                          July 13, 1998                             *
*                                                                    *



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README Contents:

1.0  Introduction
2.0  Release Notes
3.0  Intel740(tm) Driver Installation Procedure
4.0  Web Site Location and Access

1.0 Introduction  

This README file contains the installation procedure and usage 
information for the Intel740(tm) graphics accelerator Windows* NT 4.0 
production software. The software and hardware requirements for this 
release are as follows:

   ** Software Drivers Release (SDR) Version:      PV 2.0
   ** Windows* NT 4.0 Version:                     Service Pack 3.0
   ** Video BIOS version:                          212, 220, 230
   ** Intel740(tm) graphics accelerator stepping   A2

 Version number
## Driver                              Version #
   PV1.0                               3.10.1513-980313-optPC1, 4.0.32
   PV1.5                               3.10.1629-980429-opt, 4.0.32
   PV2.0                               4.0.1381.1902-980702

 Video BIOS/driver compatible combination
VIDEO BIOS    PV1.0   PV1.5   PV2.0
----------    -----   -----   -----
VB212          YES     YES     YES
VB220          NO      YES     YES
VB230          NO      NO      YES

The Intel740(tm) graphics accelerator is optimized to run with the 
following PC configurations: 
(1) Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R)II processors. 
(2) Motherboard: Based on the Intel(R) 440LX, 440BX, 440GX AGPset
    or a later generation Intel AGPset, motherboard must have an 
    unpopulated AGP slot or the Intel740 chip must be down on the 
(3) Operating System: Windows* 95 OSR 2.1 or later (with USB 
    Supplement), Windows* 98, or Windows* NT 4.0 SP3 or later  
    Peripherals: A CD-ROM drive to install software and drivers 
(4) To support fully optimized AGP configuration, 32MB of system 
    memory is recommended.

Also included are release notes describing any problems or issues that 
were known at the time of shipment.

2.0 Release Notes

 Product Version 1.0
     (1) Supports all 2D and 3D (OpenGL*) operations.
     (2) The PV1.0 drivers do not function in a multiprocessor 
environment.  This includes a system with two or more processors or a 
uniprocessor system that runs with a multiprocessor, NT 4.0 kernel.  
Intel plans on fixing this issue in a future driver release.

 Product Version 1.5
     (1) Same as PV1.0 with additional bug fixes (including 
multiprocessor issue #2 above.)

 Product Version 2.0

(1) Same as PV1.5 with additional bug fixes.
(2) TV-Out support has been added.
(3) VFW-Video capture & TV tuner support added w/ Indeo* 4.4 codec.
(4) TV-Out anomalies- 
    a. Using keyboard to set TV-Out position (in properties sheet)may 
cause keyboard lockout when maximum/minimum position is reached 
requiring reboot.
    b. Left half of screen may momentarily flash black during a mode 
    c. With TV-Out enabled and the desktop set at 800x600 resolution, 
the entire desktop will not fit in the monitor screen.  The left and 
right sides are cut off.
    d. Enabling and disabling TV-Out quickly many times can sometimes 
cause system to lock up.  Re-boot is required.
    e. Monitor screen may blank out or screen corruption may be 
visible if running DOS (not Windows or DDraw) games that use ModeX.
    f. When booting up your system for the first time, an occasional 
split screen (two images) may appear on the TV screen. If this occurs, 
the system will need to be reset. The anomaly occurs more often in PAL 
mode. This anomaly has been seen when using the Intel740(tm) drivers 
(all versions) in combination with the Rockwell* BT868/869, Revision 
"C" TV-Out Encoder Component. The above anomaly has not been seen when 
using the Rockwell* BT868/869, Revision "D or E" components in 
combination with the Intel740(tm) drivers.
    g. In an NT MP (multi-processor) environment, Windows* NT 4.0 
service pack 4 is required to use TV-Out.

(6) Video anomalies- you may see some of the following when using 
    a. 1600x1200 resolution is not supported for Video for Windows.
    b. In icon size video format, a dark band at the video window 
bottom may be seen in PAL mode.
    c. In vidcap application, changing from preview mode in icon video 
format to overlay mode in full video format may cause a band to scroll 
    d. Capturing an .avi file without selecting the Indeo 4.4 codec 
from the compression menu will result in low visual quality.
    e. When video window is shown in a smaller window, the video may 
be zoomed in on.
    f. In an NT MP (multi-processor) environment, Windows* NT 4.0 
service pack 4 is required to use video.
    g. There is a conflict between the Adobe* Premiere video capture 
application and the PV2.0 Intel740(tm) drivers.  For proper operation 
of this application, load Adobe Premiere after loading the Intel740 
PV2.0 drivers.
(7) TV tuner support with Hauppauge TV tuner has been added.

Please see the Intel740(tm) Graphics Accelerator Specification Update 
documents for the most up-to-date information concerning Intel740(tm) 
graphics accelerator hardware and driver issues and errata.

3.0  Intel740(tm) Driver Installation Procedure  

 General Installation Notes
** The operating system must be installed on the system prior to 

** This installation procedure is specific only to the version of 
driver and installation file included in this release.

** The ".INF" file is the installation file and includes all of the 
driver and Graphics Properties page files associated with this 

** This procedure assumes that all of the software associated with  
this release is located in the same directory.

 Installing the Drivers
(1) Before installing the Intel740(tm) graphics accelerator drivers, 
first make sure that the Windows* NT default VGA graphics adapter 
drivers are currently installed. To do this, click on "My Computer" 
and then "Control Panel". In the "Control Panel" window, click on 
"Display". In the "Display Properties" window, click on the "Settings 
tab. Click the "Display Type" button and if the VGA graphics adapter 
is the current graphics adapter, go to step 2 below, otherwise click 

In the "Change Display" window, highlight the "Standard Display Types" 
under the Manufacturers column and then highlight the "VGA Compatible 
Display Adapter" under the Display column. Click "OK". After the 
drivers have been successfully installed, click "OK" in the 
"Installing Driver" Window. Click the close button in the "Display 
Type" window and then again click "Close" in the "Display Properties" 
window. Restart the computer when the prompted to do so.

After rebooting, the "Invalid Display Settings" window will appear. 
Press "OK" and change the resolution settings, if desired. If you 
choose to change the resolution and/or color depth settings, follow 
the instructions on the screen.

(2) After Windows* NT 4.0 has loaded, click on "My Computer" icon, 
"Control Panel" icon, and then the "Display" icon.

(3) You should now be in the "Display Properties" window. Select the 
"Settings" tab, and click on the "Display Type" button.

(4)"Display Type" window, click the "Change..." button.

(5) From the new window, click on the "Have Disk" button.

(6) You should now be in the "Install From Disk" window. In the "Copy 
manufactures files from:" box, place the CD-ROM in the proper drive 
and click the "Browse..." button.  The drivers are located in the 
"\WinNT" directory of the CD-ROM.  When the correct directory is 
chosen, click "OK" to continue the installation.

(7) A window should pop up stating that the " Intel740(tm) Video 
Accelerator" drivers are about to be installed. Click the "OK" button 
to accept the display driver change, and then click the "Yes" button 
in the "Third Party Drivers" window as well as the "OK" button in the 
"Installing Driver" window. Click "Close" on the "Display Properties" 
window to complete the installation. Restart the computer when 
prompted to do so.

After rebooting, the "Invalid Display Settings" window will appear. 
Press "OK" and change the resolution settings, if desired. If you 
choose to change the resolution and/or color depth settings, follow 
the instructions on the screen.

(8) The drivers should now be loaded.  To determine if the drivers 
have been loaded correctly, refer to the "Verifying Installation" 
section, below.

 Verifying Driver Installation
From the Windows* NT desktop, click on "My Computer" then "Control 
Panel" then "Devices".  In the "Devices" window, under the "Device" 
column the driver associated with the display adapter should read: 
"gfx40" and the "Status" column next to the driver should read 
"Started".  If this is not the case, the drivers will need to be re-

4.0  Web Site location and access 

A Web Site has been provided for access to the latest drivers and 
driver related information, including software and hardware issues. 
The Web site is located at:

For a specific vendor driver, please contact that vendor.

The public web site is located at:

*Third-party brands and names are the property of their respective 
Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

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

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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