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MSI Features
Using MSI Live VGA Driver 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.
This service enables you to update the latest VGA driver for your VGA card.
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
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MSI Features
Installing MSI Live Update
Installing from the Disk
Installing from the MSI Web Site
1. Link to MSI's website at
1. To update the MSI TM Live VGA Driver TM, click Live VGA Driver TM 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.
2. Find and click Live Update Online
on the left side of the web page to
enter MSI Download Center.
Using MSI Live VGA BIOS Update
3. Click Start to Check to download
the Live Update application.
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.
4. Click Install the continue.
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.
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
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation.
6. Launch MSI Live Update and to
enter the main page of this utility
as shown here.
2. If your VGA card does not support the Live VGA BIOSTM function, you will receive a warning
message on the screen.
3. If your VGA card do support the Live VGA BIOS TM 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.
7. The MSITM Live VGA BIOS TM will automatically connect the Internet and search the supported
BIOS in the database of MSITM.
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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
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9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updating procedure.
November 2007
NX8800GTS series
Getting Started
Getting Started
NVIDIA Quantum EffectsTM Technology
Advanced shader processors architected for physics computation enable a new level of physics
effects to be simulated and rendered on the GPUall while freeing the CPU to run the game
engine and artificial intelligence (AI).
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.
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 for every user and delivers
continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.
Quick Installation
512MB DDR3 memory
256MB DDR3 memory
128MB DDR3 memory
OpenGL 2.0 Optimization and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
System Requirements
Fan Connector
To install the VGA card, your computer system needs to meet the following requirements:
Intel Pentium III (and above), AMD K7 (and above), or compatible with expansion slot
128MB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
Operation System Support: visit MSI website for further information
Power supply of 400 (and up) watt is highly recommended for system stability
nVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS
Card Features
PCI Express Interface
SLI Interface
For reference only
NVIDIA 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 of prior generation
Full Microsoft DirectX 10 Support:
DirectX 10 GPU with full Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics
realism and film-quality effects.
NVIDIA SLI TM Technology1
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
performance PCI Express graphics, SLI dramatically scales performance on today's hottest
TV_Out Connector
HDTV-Output integrated
DVI-I Port
- HDCP supported
- Dual dual-link DVI output
Dual Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive the industry's largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600
and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology2:
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 Pure Video is a discrete programmable processing core in NVIDIA GPUs that provides
superb picture quality and ultra-smooth movies with 100% offload of H.264 video decoding from
the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.
Hardware Decode Acceleration
Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV and MPEG-2 HD and SD movies.
HDCP Capable3
Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the
Blue-ray Disc and HD DVD formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs
when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.
High-Quality Scaling
Enlarges lower resolution movies and videos to HDTV resolutions, while maintaining a clear,
clean image. Also provides downscaling of videos, including high-definition, while preserving
image detail.
GigaThread TM Technology
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous
threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.
Inverse Telecine (3:2 & 2:2 Pulldown Correction)
Recovers original film images from films-convertedto-video (DVDs, 1080i HD content),
providing more accurate movie playback and superior picture quality.
NVIDIA Lumenex TM Engine
Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates.
Integrated SD and HD TV Output
World-class TV-out functionality via Composite, SVideo, Component or DVI connections.
Supports resolutions up to 1080i/1080p, depending on connection type and TV capability
16x 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 effectsnow with support
for antialiasing.
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.
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
TM setup screen as follows: TM
program, and show the
Installing MSI
Live Update 3
Advanced Spatial-Temporal De- Interlacing
Sharpens HD and standard definition interlaced content on progressive displays, delivering a
crisp, clear picture that rivals high-end home-theater systems
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 5 GT/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 the
broadest support.
Note: The VGA card shown here may vary from the actual card.
For further information, please visit MSI website at
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh rates up
to 2048x1536@85Hz.
1 - NVIDIA SLI certified versions of GeForce PCI Express GPUs only. A GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB
must be paired with another GeForce 8800 GTS 512 MB, regardless of graphics card
manufacturer to enable SLI technology.
2 - Feature requires supported video software. Features may vary by product.
3 - Requires other HDCP-compatible components.
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 nVIDIA VGA Drivers. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
4. After finishing the installation, restart the computer as instructed.
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