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Reference Document1 Information about How to tune your PC to get Best Performance from Kaihatsu Software A presentation by Kaihatsu Techno Centre Pvt. Ltd. As a reference document for their customers Version 1.0, 2004 http://www.ktcpl.com This presentation is a property of Kaihatsu Techno Centre Pvt. Ltd. This is intended for the restricted use for the customers and prospective clients of Kaihatsu Techno Centre. This is a reference document only. The information given in this presentation is correct up-to the knowledge of the company. However this information is only for reference and can not be used by any one against Kaihatsu Techno Centre for any legal matters. The use of this document is only for general guidelines about selecting the best possible network link for his/her application. This presentation can not be considered for any loss of data or any other loss. This presentation must be utilised in full with total 20 pages. This presentation or the writer or Kaihatsu Techno Centre can be held responsible for any loss what so ever. The pricing given in this document may vary depending on the market situation. The pricing is given for comparison only and it should not be treated as an offer from Kaihatsu Techno Centre Pvt. Ltd. This presentation has 20 pages including this one. The figures, symbols and names used in this presentation is a trade mark property of respective individual or company.
Reference Document2 Basics Every PC needs to be tuned for optimum performance. This document gives you the method to tune the PC. This tuning is good for all the Kaihatsu’s software. We are assuming that you have the brand new PC and you are staring the Fresh (virgin) installation. The complete guide is for Microsoft ™ Windows Xp operating system. Other systems are not considered as they are presently not supported.
Reference Document3 Step 1 – Visual & Electrical You have a raw PC in front of you. Connect all the cards (if any) like additional memory, A/D cards, serial cards, other devices etc. Connect keyboard, mouse, monitor, any other devices (except USB) before starting. Please note that USB devices should be connected only after Windows are loaded. Before connecting the power, check that mains supply is proper 230V and there is a proper earth. (phase to earth must show 230V, neutral to earth should show less than 2V and phase to neutral must show 220V to 250V) Connect and apply the power and check if there is any electrical leakage (shock) on the metal parts of PC cabinet (specially serial connector). This should be done using a electrical tester. A PC with data base application must be connected with UPS. The power has to be checked before and after UPS.
Reference Document4 Step 2 – First Power & BIOS Power Up the PC, power up UPS. After POST (Power On Self Test) notice any abnormal beeper sounds. If they are not there then press del or F2 or Alt S (these are typical combinations to invoke BIOS screen) This will invoke BIOS (Basis Input Output System) Check all the hardware devices present.
Reference Document5 Step 3 –BIOS Setting Following are typical recommended BIOS setting. –Set Date & Time –Halt on Error – nil (for data logging) –Boot up sequence – A:, CD, C: –HDD Block mode – Enable –HDD SMART mode – Enable –CPU number function – Enable –Typographical Rate – highest 32 –Typographical Delay – Lowest –USB – Enable –Secondary HDD – If used second disk then Enable –Serial Ports – Auto –Midi – Disable –Game Port – Enable (Some of Kaihatsu application uses this port) –Printer Port – ECC –Power Saver Standby Function – Disable (In data logger do not use this function)
Reference Document6 Step 4 – Booting – Dual Boot It is always recommended that you make a PC duel boot. MSDOS 6.22™ and Windows Xp. The reason is many hardware devices can be tested directly in DOS ™ mode. Windows ™ uses Kernel ™ and it becomes difficult to debug as direct access to hardware is limited. E.g. testing serial port, printer etc.
Reference Document7 Step 5 – Dual Boot – DOS ™ Load Load DOS ™ CD or Floppy. Type command FDISK Create a Primary partition of 100 Mb Make the partition Active. FDISK will ask for reboot Reboot keeping DOS ™ CD or Floppy in drive After reboot type command FORMAT C: /S /U /V:DOS Now Remove DOS ™ CD or floppy and reboot the machine. The machine will properly boot in DOS ™ mode.
Reference Document8 Step 6 – Dual Boot – Windows ™ Load Keep Windows ™ Xp CD in the drive. Although the software can work with Windows ™ Xp home edition, we recommend to use Windows ™ Xp Professional. Reboot the computer Windows ™ Xp will get loaded automatically, creating a dual boot partition between MSDOS ™ 6.22 and Windows Xp ™ Note that duel booting is possible only with Windows ™ NT, Windows ™ 2000 and Windows ™ 2003. Windows 98 ™ & Windows Me ™ does not support dual boot. If it is a remote data logger application, do not set up any user accounts.
Reference Document9 Step 7 – Windows ™ Activation Now comes the major task of connecting this brand new machine to internet. Connect to internet using local LAN network. Activate the Window ™. Start -> Programme Files -> System tools -> Activate Windows. Load the latest service pack. Load all available updates. Start -> Update Now the Windows ™ are set to be ready.
Reference Document10 Step 8 – Display Kaihatsu software is made to work with 1,024 X 768 resolution, Large fonts, and 16 bits colour. Of course if your hardware can support better than this setting, then there is no problem. Otherwise set the above in display properties. Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings If the application is data logger, then please do not use any screen saver. For that go to Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Screen Saver -> None After setting, the PC may ask you to reboot.
Reference Document11 Step 9 – Date Time Regional setting Unless specified during the order, most of Kaihatsu software uses British Date. A Date time format of PC by default is US. You will need to change this. This is very important as software may have a problem if proper date format is not selected. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Date Time, select the region. If the PC is always connected to internet, you can enable date time synchronisation with time.microsoft.com which is a time server. To change the date time format go to Start -> Control Panel ->Regional setting -> customize. Set long date as dd/mmmm/yyyy and short date as dd-mmm-yy Time should be set to hh:mm:ss format. It is recommended to set the default language as Engish (U.K.) as in most of the cases in India, British English is used. It is also recommended to use the number format as 12,34,56,789 (Lakhs and Crores) rather than 123,456,789 (thousands and millions) as most of the case in India uses this format. We also recommend to use the currency symbol as Rs. And (-) Rs. This is the currency used in India.
Reference Document12 Step 10 – Power Options It is recommended that you must use a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) for the PC when there is a data logging application. This is because data logging application has open data base and during power cut off, it may corrupt the data base. Go to Start-> Control Panel -> Power Options and set the following. UPS should normally be connected with serial port to PC. So that during shut down, it will properly close the data base. For a data logger application NEVER turn off the monitor or the hard disk. It should be selected as ‘never’ In a data logger application select ‘when power button is pressed’ option as ‘do nothing’ choice. In the data logger application select ‘shutdown begins with’ option as ‘closing all applications’
Reference Document13 Step 11 – Printer Connect the printer and set it up with PROPER drivers. Note that just nearby drivers won’t do. The graphics printing would be a problem. Be sure to print the test page to confirm. Be sure to measure the paper size and set it properly
Reference Document14 Step 12 – Virtual Memory Standard rule for setting up virtual memory is RAM SIZE X 4. Hence if you have 128 Mb RAM set the virtual memory to 512 Mb. To set this go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Advance -> Performance -> Advance -> Set Virtual Memory. Try to set this memory as high as possible. Windows ™ Xp does not allow to set more than 2,048 Mb of memory. Use the Windows ™ partition to set the page file. More the virtual memory, better is the performance of software.
Reference Document15 Step 13 – Serial Ports Standard PC Serial Ports are: PortAddressIRQ COM 13F8 (Hex)4 COM 22F8 (Hex)3 COM 33E8 (Hex)4 COM 42E8 (Hex)3 Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Ports Verify the above settings and set the resources as 9,600 baud rate, no parity, 8 bit data, no flow control, 1 stop bit Most of the Kaihatsu applications will work with this settings
Reference Document16 Step 14 – Serial Ports Testing The PC will have 9 pin male serial port. Connect a dummy connector. The schematic of Dummy connector with wire names is given Go to start -> Accessories -> Communication -> HyperTerminal™. Select the port under test. As ‘direct connect’ to port. Set 9600, no parity, 8 bit data, 1 stop bit and no flow control. Type anything in HyperTerminal™ window. It should be seen. Now remove the dummy connector and type again. Confirm that nothings appears on screen If both the above is satisfied, then port is working Repeat for all available ports.
Reference Document17 Step 15 – Game Port Many a times Kaihatsu software uses Game Port for a)Giving external devices 5V DC b)Counting the pulses for some devices like rain gauge or wind speed. These pulses are used from Switch input of game port. c)Game port also has two 8 bit A/D converters. They can be used for measuring various analogue inputs.
Reference Document18 Step 16 – Modem MODEM must have a proper driver. Nearby drivers will not work. For Indian conditions use the following command in the advance setup box. AT S07 = 200 S10 = 200
Reference Document19 Step 17 – Academic Information 25 pin serial port ATx Power supply
Reference Document20 Your PC is complete. All the Best By: Kaihatsu Techno Centre Pvt. Ltd This presentation is a property of Kaihatsu Techno Centre Pvt. Ltd. This is intended for the restricted use for the customers and prospective clients of Kaihatsu Techno Centre. This is a reference document only. The information given in this presentation is correct up-to the knowledge of the company. However this information is only for reference and can not be used by any one against Kaihatsu Techno Centre for any legal matters. The use of this document is only for general guidelines about selecting the best possible network link for his/her application. This presentation can not be considered for any loss of data or any other loss. This presentation must be utilised in full with total 20 pages. This presentation or the writer or Kaihatsu Techno Centre can be held responsible for any loss what so ever. The pricing given in this document may vary depending on the market situation. The pricing is given for comparison only and it should not be treated as an offer from Kaihatsu Techno Centre Pvt. Ltd. This presentation has 20 pages including this one. The figures, symbols and names used in this presentation is a trade mark property of respective individual or company.