ATI 8514 Ultra
Identifying the graphics
controller on an ATI product
ATI Graphics Ultra
Drivers for 8514-ULTRA
* Factory Default
** Not used by any software. Default all IRQs
VRAM TI TMS44C251-8
or NEC D42274V-8
(256x4 VRAM ZIP)
(Huh- a 28pin ZIP? Like the XGA-2?)
VGA Pass Through Connector
for MCA systems. Remember, this card uses the AVE slot,
being fed base
video from the on-board video or through the AVE
connector from the card
in the BVE slot...
Video Memory Address- A000-BFFF
Video BIOS Address- C000-C7FF
Video Port Address- 2E0-2E8 (Fixed)
Converting Card To MCA
Remove the 4 screws on the back side of the adapter
Module (the white
screws on the back of the board) and remove the nuts
holding the existing
bracket. Install the parts as shown in the following
the plastic clip first. Slide the three prong end of the
into the plastic clip and then tighten the nuts.
Mount the module with the MCA retaining bracket on the
shown below. Fasten the retaining bracket on the
8514-Ultra using the four
plastic screws. Make sure the notch on the module is
facing up (away from
the MCA bus connector).
The 8514-Ultra must be installed in an AVE slot (Slot 3
in a 90, Slot
7 in an 85 or 95). This bus slot contains additional
connectors for the
Video Bus which is used by the 8514-Ultra to pass VGA
signals through the
monitor connected to the 8514-Ultra.
14201 Video Adapter Not Detected-
is pesent, this would indicate a severe failure (ie I/O
conflict with another
board, bad bus timing, bad gate array, or a bad
14202 Pass Through Connector
Not applicable to MCA setup.
14203 Subsystem Failure-
14204 Graphics Subsystem Failure-
coprocessor error. Treat as a severe failure. Ensure
that no device uses
COM4 (I/O address 2E8).
14205 RAMDAC Failure-
Contact ATI Tech support...
14206 Ram Failure- RAM data
one, two, or three RAM chips are flashing, then the RAM
chips are suspect.
If every second RAM chip is failing, check the J3
(MEM_SIZE) jumper. If
multiple RAM chips are failing, the board is
14207 RAM Addressing Failure-
a RAM Data Failure.
14208 POST ROM Checksum Failure-
error. Check that ROM address does not conflict with
anything else. In
MCA systems, the ROM address is fixed at C680. Which
means the other devices
must have their ROM address moved.
14209 Configuration Error-
Run INSTALL utility again and reboot. If problem
persistes, it is a board
14213 FIFO Overflow Failure-
14214 Data Not Ready Failure-
14215 ROM Paging Failure-
Occurs if ROM
shadowing is enabled for the ROM or if there is an I/O
conflict with register
46E8 of the VGA.
Testing The 8514-Ultra
The Diagnostic test has the following components-
ROM Integrity Test-
a CRC checksum on the boot ROM. Fails if ROM is bad or
there is an address
conflict. This test is skipped if the 8514-Ulta has not
Register Integrity Test-
reads and writes to some of the 8514-Ultra registers. An
error with this
test indicates a severe failure.
FIFO Integrity Test-
the FIFO. An error with this test indicates a severe
RAMDAC Integrity Test-
Video Memory Test-
integrity of video memory chips. If one, two, or three
RAM chips are flashing
on the pictograph, then the RAM chips are suspect. If
every second RAM
chip is failing, check the J3 (MEM_SIZE) jumper. If
multiple RAM chips
are failing, the board is suspect.
five test sequences. 1MB boards will perform sequences
1, 2, and 3. Minimum
Mode Boards (512K) will perform test sequences 1M, 2M,
and 3. Any error
within any of these tests would indicate a failure of
the Mach8 coprocessor
or a bus timing problem.
System Won't Boot- Power
down, Set J1
to disable EEPROM (closed position), power up, run
INSTALL.EXE; power down;
set J1 to enable EEPROM (open position); power up; you
should see the 8514-Ultra.
Test Patterns OK, But Applications
Wrong monitor type selected. Run INSTALL.EXE, change
VGA Text Not Well Defined/Wrong
Change J8 from Clock Bar to Clock.
Network Cards- Many network
a default I/O address of 2E0. The network card must be
Configuration not alterable
The configuration of this adapter can not
If a CONFLICT occurs with this adapter, alter the
MEMORY LOCATION of other adapters until the conflict is
0C6800h - 0C7FFFh