MSI V801 NX8800GTX-T2D768E-HD-OC Owner's Manual

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OpenGL 2.0 Optimizations and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGl applications.
PCI Express Support
Designed to run perfectly with the PCI Express bus architecture, which doubles the bandwidth
of AGP 8X to deliver over 4GB/sec. In both upstream and downstream..
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rate-up
to 2048x1536@85Hz.
NVIDIA nView TM Multi-Display Technology
Advanced technology provides the ultimate in viewing flexibility and control for multiple
Dual-Link DVI Support
Able to drive the industry's largest and highest re resolution flat-panel displays up to
5. Unzip the downloaded utility first and then install this utility by clicking on LiveUpdate.exe.
To install the driver of the VGA card to your computer running Windows XP or 2000,
please follow the steps below:
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
7. Launch MSI Live Update and to enter the main page of this utility as shown below.
1. Turn on the computer.
2. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. The Autorun program will start the Setup
program, and show the setup screen as follows:
Built for Microsoft Windows Vista Multi-Display Technology
NVIDIA's fourth-gereration GPU architecture built for Windows Vista gives users the best
possible experience with the Windows Aero 3D graphical user interface.
4. Find and click MSI Live Update to download the utility.
Software Installation (for Windows XP/ 2000)
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.
NVIDIA PureVideo 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.
The page of the MSITM Live Update 3TM
3. Click nVIDIA VGA Drivers. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
4. After finishing the installation, restart the computer as instructed.
Installing MSI
Hardware Installation
Using MSI
Live Update 3
Live VGA DriverTM Update
MSI TM Live VGA Driver TM Update
This service enables you to update the latest VGA driver for your VGA card.
Follow the steps below to install the VGA card :
MSI Live Update 3 is a useful utility for you to upgrade your MSI mainboard and
VGA card. Thanks to the powerful capacity of this utility, you can conveniently
download and automatically update the BIOS and the drivers on-line, without spending
much time in searching many Web sites to find the BIOS or drivers you want.
1. Remove the computer case.
Installing from the CD-Title
2. This utility will start checking your platform and the information on the VGA card, and
display the information in a list.
2. Locate the PCI Express slot on your mainboard.
Warning: Inserting the VGA card into a wrong
slot (e.g. AGP slot) may damage your card (refer
to your mainboard manual for more Information).
1. Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive, and start the Setup program.
2. Click the Utility tab on the setup screen.
3. Put the card directly over the PCI Express slot
and press one end of the card into the slot first.
Gently but firmly press the other end until it is
fully seated in the slot.
3. Click the MSI TM Live Update 3TM. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
4. Secure the card with a bracket screw.
1. Link to MSI's website at
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.
1. To update the MSI TM Live VGA Driver TM, click Live VGA Driver TM item on the left
column of the main page.
Installing from the MSI
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.
Web Site
2. Select /Download/ VGA on the upper part of the MSI's homepage to enter
the Download page.
3. Select Utility under the selections of VGA on the left side of the web page.
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
Getting Started
Live VGA BIOSTM Update
Fan Connector
This service enables you to update the latest VGA BIOS for your VGA card.
1. To update your VGA BIOS, click Live VGA BIOSTM item on the left column of the main page.
2. If your VGA card does not support the Live VGA BIOSTM function, you will receive a warning
message on the screen.
Power Connectors
Ensure that connect the supplied
Power cable to the both Power
Connectors of this card.
3. If your VGA card do support the Live VGA BIOS function, please pay attention to the message
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.
6. Click the graph button at the bottom to connect the MSITM Live Update 3TM Server.
Please check out the following items to make sure that you get the complete product:
VGA card
- Drivers and documentation on CD
- Applications on CD
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:
Intel Pentium III TM (and above), AMD K7 (and above), or compatible with expansion slot
Minimum 128MB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
Interactive Program guide requires Internet connection for listing updates
Power supply of 400 (and up) watt is highly recommended for system stability.
512MB DDR3 memory or
640MB DDR3 memory or
768MB DDR3 memory
7. The MSI Live VGA BIOS will automatically connect the Internet and search the supported
BIOS in the database of MSITM.
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
9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updating procedure.
nVIDIA GeForce 8800GTX
Card Features
For reference only
NVIDIA unified architecture
Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex,
physics, or pixel shading operation, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior
generation GPUs.
PCI Express Interface
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents
and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other right owners. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
Giga ThreadTM Technology
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous
treads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader
Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support
World's first DirectX10 GPU with full Shader model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of
graphics realism and film-quality effects.
SLI Interface
Insert the SLI bridge to either
one SLI Interface of this card.
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NVIDIA SLI TM Technology
Delivers up to 2x the performance of a single graphics card configuration for unequaled gaming
experiences by allowing two cards to run in parallel. The must-have feature for performance
PCI Express graphics, SLI technology dramatically scales performance on today's hottest
VGA is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
TV_Out Connector (S)
HDTV integrated
Under the European Union ("EU") Directive on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/96/EC,
which takes effect on August 13, 2005, products of
"electrical and electronic equipment" cannot be discarded
as municipal waste anymore and manufacturers of covered
electronic equipment will be obligated to take back such
products at the end of their useful life.
DVI-I Port
DO NOT touch the
cooling system since
it may produce a
certain heat while
processing tasks.
NVIDIA Lumenex TM Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
- 16x Anti-aliasing: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates
obliterates jagged edges.
- 128-bit floating point high Dynamic-Range (HDR): Twice the precision of prior generations
for incredibly realistic lighting effects--now with support for anti-aliasing.
NVIDIA Quantum Effects TM Technology
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 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 and delivers continuous
performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.
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TEL. 886-2-32345599
FAX. 886-2-32345488
October 2006
NX8800GTX series
Note: The VGA card shown here
may vary from the actual card.
For further information, please visit
MSI website at
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