Tiger 133 (S1834)  FAQ Updated 06-13-2001

  1. What 4X AGP cards are qualified by Tyan for this board?
    Please follow the link below to see the list:

    Tiger 133 Graphics Card Compatibility
  2. 1834 USB device is sluggish in Windows 2000.  What is the fix for this?
    Update your BIOS to version 1.05, and if you're not using a PS/2 mouse, do the following:

    Go into the BIOS under PNP/PCI configuration, and set "resources controlled by" to manual.  After doing that, a list of IRQ's will appear, and you can reserve IRQ 12 for "Legacy ISA."  This is a temporary fix.
  3. I turned on my computer and now the BIOS says "BIOS ROM error. Insert boot disk in A:"  What do I do?
    Try flashing your BIOS.  Please see the following page on directions for how to flash your BIOS:  http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_tg_133.html
  4. The driver for Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 is not compatible with VIA USB controllers.  What do I do?
    Sympton : control buttons are sticky and throttle is not recognized.

    The problem resides with the driver. 
    Solution : Microsoft has created a patch which works well.  download :
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/hardware/sidewinder/SWUpdate/ff2/FF2Dow nload.htm
  5. How do I setup/configure my VIA Chipset board for Win 98, ME or 2000?
    1. Make sure that your system is in a bare bones configuration. For the most part, you should be able to install your OS with all of your peripherals installed. With that said, use the following procedure if you are still having problems with the OS install. The outlined procedure will eliminate any problems that may be caused by your peripherals. To begin this, start with the necessary components attached such as processors, memory(use only one stick for OS installation), video card, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, CD-Rom drive, and floppy disk drive.  NO OTHER DEVICES SHOULD BE INSTALLED ONTO THE SYSTEM BOARD AT THIS TIME!!
    2. Make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard.  Please check your version against the latest version for your motherboard listed here: http://www.tyan.com/support/html/bios_support.html   If you do not have the latest version, you will need to flash to it.  For information on How to Flash Your BIOS, please visit http://www.tyan.com/support/html/how_to_flash.html
    3. Once you have the latest version of the BIOS on your motherboard, enter CMOS Setup by pressing the "Delete" key when your machine is booting up.  Once inside the BIOS, you will need to make the following changes:
      1. Under Power Management Setup, make sure that either "Power Management" or "ACPI Function" is set to "Enabled".
      2. Under Power Management Setup, make sure that "PM Control By APM" is set to "Disabled" (if available).
      3. Under PNP/PCI Configuration, make sure that "PNP OS Installed is Set to "Yes".
    4. Save changes and exit CMOS Setup.
    5. If installing Windows Millenium or 2000, boot directly off of the Installation CD and proceed with installation.
    6. If installing Windows 98, boot off of a Windows 98 Start Up Diskette and start up with CD-Rom Support.  Once at an A: prompt, switch to your CD-Rom Drive and type in the following command: "setup.exe /pj".  Proceed with installation.
    7. Immediately after the OS Installation is completed,  Install the latest VIA 4-in-1 Drivers (version 4.29 as of March 29th, 2001). These are found at www.viatech.com or www.viahardware.com
    8. After Installing the VIA drivers, install the latest video card drivers.  Note: If running an NVIDIA based video card, you MUST use the NVIDIA Reference Drivers version 6.31 or above as found at www.nvidia.com
    9. Next, install your other PCI/ISA devices onto the motherboard. 
      -Suggested PCI slot configuration for Most Common PCI Peripherals-
      Sound Card in PCI Slot 5 or 6
      Network Interface Card in PCI Slot 3 or 4
      SCSI card in PCI slot 3 or 4
  6. I just installed the VIA 4-in-1 Drivers under Windows 95/98/ME, and when the machine reboots, it says that it cannot locate the Viagart.vxd file.  What do I do?

    Uninstall that version of the VIA 4-in-1 Drivers and install version 4.28 or 4.29 from www.viatech.com or www.viahardware.com
  7. Can I use a Slot 1 converter card on the S1834 Tiger 133?

    No. The Tiger 133 was designed to run with Intel Slot 1 PII/PIII CPUs only.
  8. I am using one CPU and I'm getting random lock ups, reboots and blues screens of death. What should I do?

    Make sure that you are using a terminator card in the second CPU slot.
  9. I am using two slocket adaptors and I can't get it to post or recognize the second CPU.  What should I do?

    Slocket adaptors are not supported on ANY Via chipset motherboard.  Must use genuine Slot 1 CPU's to work properly.
  10. I can't get 4 sticks of PC133 memory to work on my motherboard.

    The actual spec for the PC133 memory is only 3 sticks that can take up to 1.5 gig of memory.  You can only use 3 sticks of PC133 memory at any time even if you are under the 1.5 gig limitation

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