MSI Aegis Ti3 8th DESKTOP Owner's Manual

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Do not force the GPU cooler against the fragile GPU to avoid damage to the GPU.


DO NOT touch the cooling system since it may produce a certain heat while processing tasks.

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January 2008




Installing MSI Live Update

MSI Live Update offers you with brand-new update service experience, which can significantly save your time while searching files. MSI Live Update is capable to automatically analyze and list drivers, BIOS, and utilities you need. With the easy-touse updating approaches, you can increase the performance of your system easily and quickly. Follow the instructions below, with a few mouse clicks, you can acquire the related files for the system updating.

Installing from the Disk

1. Insert the supplied disk into the CD-ROM drive, and start the Setup program.

2. Click the Utility tab on the setup screen.

3. Click the MSI Live Update. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the


Installing from the MSI Web Site


Link to MSI's website at


Find and click Live Update Online on the left side of the web page to enter MSI Download Center.


Click Start to Check to download the Live Update application.


Click Install the continue.


Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.


Launch MSI Live Update and to enter the main page of this utility as shown here.




Using MSI Live VGA Driver Update

This service enables you to update the latest VGA driver for your VGA card.


1. To update the MSI Live VGA Driver , click Live VGA Driver item on the left

column of the main page.

2. This utility will start checking your platform and the information on the VGA card, and

display the information in a list.

3. Click the graph button on the bottom to connect MSI Live Update Series Server.

Then, it will automatically connect the Internet and compare the version of the driver

in the database.

4. It may take several minutes to detect the required drivers. Please wait while

proceeding detection.

5. Click the InstallShield Wizard button on the right side of the table to download and

update the driver. All actions will proceed automatically.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updating procedure.

Using MSI Live VGA BIOS Update

This service enables you to update the latest VGA BIOS for your VGA card.

message on the screen. shown on the screen telling you that in what circumstance flashing BIOS may fail to reboot.

4. Click Yes if you would like to try it at your own risk or No to return to the main page with everything unchanged.

5. If you click Yes to continue, it will check the information and BIOS version of your VGA card, and list them in a table.



8. If it has found one (or several) supported BIOS for your VGA card, click the InstallShield

Wizard button on the right side of the table to have the new BIOS downloaded and updated automatically.

9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updating procedure.

N8800GT series




Power Connector

1G DDR3/DDR2 memory

512MB DDR3/DDR2 memory

256MB DDR3/DDR2 memory

Fan Connector

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT

PCI Express Interface

SLI Interface

TV_Out Connector

HDTV-Output integrated

Display Port

DVI-I Port

DVI-I Port

Dual Dual-Link DVI output supported

Optional I/O ports

Note: The VGA card shown here may vary from the actual card.

For further information, please visit MSI website at


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Please check out the following items to make sure that you get the complete product:

VGA card

Disk: Drivers, documentation, and applications

Consult your dealer immediately if anything is missing or damaged.

System Requirements

To install the VGA card, your computer system needs to meet the following requirements:

R R R Intel Pentium III TM (and above), AMD K7 (and above), or compatible with expansion slot

128MB of system memory

Installation software requires CD-ROM/ DVD-ROM drive

Operation System Support: visit MSI website for further information

Power supply of 400 (and up) watt is highly recommended for system stability

Card Features

For reference only

NVIDIA R unified architecture

Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance fo prior generation GPUs.

R R DirectX 10 Support

World's first DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.


Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single GPU configuration for unequaled gaming experiences by allowing two graphics cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for

R performance PCI Express graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on today's hottest games.

PCI Express Support

Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth of AGP 8X to deliver over 4 GB/sec. In both upstream and downstream data transfers.


Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple monitors.

Dual Dual-link DVI Support

Able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to


Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems.

Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)

Recovers original film images from films-converted-to-video (DVDs, 1080i HD content), providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.

Improves movie image quality by removing unwated artifacts.



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Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.

Bad Edit Correction

When videos are edited after they have been converted from 24 to 25 or 30 frames, the edits can disrupt the normal 3:2 or 2:2 pulldown cadence. PureVideo uses advanced processing techniques to detect poor edits, recover the original content, and display perfect picture detail frame after frame for smooth, natural looking video.

Anti-aliasing Technology

Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.

128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting

Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects -- now with support for anti-aliasing.


Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPU -- all while freeing the CPU to run the game engine and AI.

NVIDIA R R ForceWare Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)

Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. ForceWare provides the best out-of-box experience for every user

R and delivers continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce R


OpenGL R 2.0 Optimization and Support

Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.

Dual 400MHz RAMDACs

Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates

-- up to 2048x1536@85Hz.

Build for Microsoft R Windows Vista TM

NVIDIA's fourth-generation GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface.



PureVideo HD Technology

The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

Discrete, Programmable Video Processor

NVIDIA PureVideo is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with low CPU utilization and power.

Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.

Designed to meeet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on

PCs when connected purchase purcconnected to HDCP-compliant displays.

Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos th HDTV resolutions, up to 1080i, while maintaining a clear, clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including highdefinition, while preserving image detail.

PCI Express 2.0 Support

Designed to run perfectly with the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a futureproofing bridge to tomorrow's most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express).

PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for broadest support.


Follow the steps below to install the VGA card:

1. Remove the computer case.

2. Locate the expansion slot on your mainboard.

Warning: Inserting the VGA card into a wrong slot may damage your card (refer to your mainboard manual for more Information).

3. Put the card directly over the expansion slot and press one end of the card into the slot first.

Gently but firmly press the other end until the card is fully seated in the slot.

4. Secure the card with a bracket screw.

5. Install all other cards and devices and connect all the cables, and then install the case.

6. Connect the monitor. Now, you are ready to install the software on your computer.



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To install the driver of the VGA card to your computer, please follow the steps below:

1. Turn on the computer.

2. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. The Autorun program will start the Setup


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Tip : If, on your computer, the

Autorun program does not execute automatically, please 1) enable the

CD-ROM drive Auto-detect function from Control Panel; or 2) find and run the setup.exe file manually from the CD.

3. Click N VIDIA VGA Drivers . Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

4. After finishing the installation, restart the computer as instructed.


Key Features

  • GeForce 8800 GTS GDDR3
  • 2560 x 1600 pixels 320 bit 64 Gbit/s
  • DirectX version: 10 OpenGL version: 2.0

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