& Setup Of The All In Wonder
card itself, as well as the included cables, are
all of very high quality.
The board layout is clean and when
mounted in a case is very unobtrusive. There is a fairly large heat sink mounted on the Rage 128 Pro
chip, but an active cooling unit would have been
a better choice in my opinion.
The chip generates a fair amount of heat.
A heat sink fan combo would have kept the
temperature much lower as well as prolong the
overall life of the card.
If you don't mind losing the adjacent PCI
slot however, the stock heat sink is large
enough to mount a 486 fan directly to it.
was very easy and straightforward but there is a
certain procedure I recommend you follow.
Make sure you remove your current video
card?s drivers completely and set your display
adapter to standard VGA. Then after you
physically install the card, do not let it find
the drivers on the CD when the ?found new
hardware? dialog box pops up. Doing it
that way will only install the video drivers and
Instead, skip past those dialog boxes and
run the setup from the supplied CD. Doing this will install all the extra drivers needed for the
TV tuner and all the applications necessary for
DVD playback and video capture etc.
I would also like to say the manuals that
come with the All In Wonder 128 Pro, are
You won?t find any single page Xerox
copied manuals in one of these boxes.
There are complete manuals for
installation and operation of all the features
installed, ATI offers something that I have yet
to see in drivers from other manufacturers.
The last time I saw this was when I reviewed
the ATI Xpert 2000.
In device manager, if you go to your
display adapter properties, you?ll find a
are tests for memory, DAC and others that would
no doubt come in handy should you be diagnosing
a problem, or even if you?re placing a call to
tech support. I know, I know?You, call
tech support? NEVER! But many prospective buyers
of this type of card may need the extra insight.
drivers also give you access to control over
just about every aspect of the card...
(ATI's Anti-Aliasing didn't produce any
noticeable changes in image quality)
you can see, you have quite a bit of control of
this board. Just in case you were
wondering, these are not the settings we used
when testing performance.