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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.
1. To update the MSI Live VGA Driver, click Live VGA Driver item on the left
column of the main page.
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
This service enables you to update the latest VGA driver for your VGA card.
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 BIOS 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.
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 BIOS function, you will receive a warning
message on the screen.
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.
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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 MSI Live Update 3 Server.
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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 automatically.
7. The MSI Live VGA BIOS will automatically connect the Internet and search the supported
BIOS in the database of MSI.
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9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the updating procedure.
N9600GT series
Getting Started
Dual Stream Decode Acceleration
Hardware acceleration for HD picture-in-picture enables a complete HD movie playback
16x Anti-aliasing Technology
Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.
Edge Enhancement
Sharpens movie images by providing higher contrast around lines and objects.
Dual 400MHz RAMDACs
Blazing-fast RAMDACs support dual QXGA displays with ultra-high, ergonomic refresh
rates - up to 2048x1536@85Hz.
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 Hign-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Power Connector
Fan Connector
1G DDR3/DDR2 memory
512MB DDR3/DDR2 memory
256MB DDR3/DDR2 memory
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:
PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0 - compliant motherboard with one x16 graphics slot
6-pin supplementary power connector
Power supply of 400 (and up) watt is highly recommended for system stability
CD-ROM / DVD-ROM for driver installation
Visiting MSI website for further information of operating system support
NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT
PCI Express Interface
Card Features
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 GPUs.
DVI-I Ports
- HDMI supported**
- HDCP supported
- Dual dual-Link DVI output
TV_Out Connector
HDTV-Output integrated
Reserve Hole
Refer to the section of Enabling HDMI
Output to enable the HDMI function.
Optional Bracket
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 Technology
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
2. Attach the DVI-to-HDMI adapter to the DVI connector.
3. Ensure that the adapter is firmly installed.
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
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
Follow the steps below to enable HDMI Output function:
1. Find the DVI-to-HDMI adapter that comes with the package,
if provided. Consult your dealer to purchase the adapter if it
is not provided.
128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR) Lighting
Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effect snow with
support for anti-aliasing.
OpenGL 2.1 Optimization and Support
Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.
Quick Installation
GigaThread TM Technology
Massively multi-threaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous
threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader
Enabling HDMI Output
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
NVIDIA 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 with100% offload of H.264 video
decoding from the CPU and significantly reduced power consumption.
HDCP Capable
Designed to meet 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 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.
Integrated SD and HD TV Output
World-class TV-out functionality via Composite, S-Video, Component or DVI connections.
Supports resolutions up to 1080i/1080p, depending on connection type and TV capability
SPDIF Connector**
Getting Started
4. Use the compliant SPDIF Internal cable to
connect both the SPDIF connectors on the
VGA card and your mainboard. Make sure
to (1) plug the orange cable to the SPDIFpin and the black one to the GND-pin on
the mainboard; and (2) plug the other end
(2-pin white connector) of the cable to the
SPDIF connector on the VGA card. Note
that wrong installation may cause the
damage to the VGA card.
SPDIF Internal cable
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.
Plug the 2-pin white connector
to the SPDIF connector on the
VGA card.
3. Click nVIDIA VGA Drivers. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Plug the orange (OG) cable to the
SPDIF-pin and the black (BK) one
to the GND-pin on the mainboard.
4. After finishing the installation, restart the computer as instructed.
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