View Full Version : About to install toaster card and software. Any tips?

03-28-2003, 09:12 PM
Hey all:

I'm intalling my VT2 card and SX8 card into my new computer and was wondering if anyone had some tips that I should be aware of. I recently received my software CD with the compatible windows XP build.



03-29-2003, 10:57 AM
I'd put the toaster card 1 slot away from the display card.
When you boot into windows, ignore the new hardware found boxes that come up.
Iinstall your dve's into a folder that is not in the toaster directory.
Run the core updater and then autoconfig before your start the program the first time.
Lastly, get a cup of coffee or a bottle of jolt!

03-29-2003, 01:26 PM
Also, if you're new to this, set up a ToasterEdit Project directory somewhere other than the default. Then if you re-install or upgrade at any time, nothing is lost.

03-29-2003, 05:09 PM
Ditto that, but don't forget to move your Aura projects folder out of the T2 folder also.

And I'd put the toaster on a different partition than Windows. That way if you have a problem with windows, you can fix it without having to zap anything else of importance.

03-29-2003, 06:43 PM
I remember when IDE drives were really slow and the skins took forever to load. So instead I would load Toaster onto my video raid. This had some bad sides, but it was intresting. Not a problem anymore because IDE drives are plenty fast now!