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WinFast Graphics Series GENERAL GUIDE

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Package Contents

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Removing the Old VGA Driver Installing DirectX

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Basic Display Settings

Broad Layout SPDIF Audio Cable Connection Instructions

Windows Vista/XP/2000 Driver installation 6 7 8 9

For Windows Vista Users For Windows XP Users Choosing a Screen Resolution Correcting Monitor Flicker (Refresh Rate) 10 Using Multiple Monitors

11 Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings 11 14 15 19

Opening the NVIDIA Control Panel Interface Using the 3D Settings Using the Display Category Pages

25 Using HDTV Formats 25 Overview 27 HDTV Connection 28 Optimizing HDTV Viewing

31 How to Set up a SLI-Powered PC 36 Advanced WinFox Settings 36 37 38 40

Overview Mapping WinFox Advanced Tools Preference/Setting

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Package Contents

BIOS

AV cable (Optional for TV output)

WinFast

S-Video cable (Optional for TV output)

WinFast Graphics Card

If the TV-OUT connector on your card looks like this , the following cable is included: User Manual & Software CD/DVD

Quick Installation Guide S-Video AV cable (Optional)

Video In

White (S-IN) Orange (AV-IN)

Component Out Video Out

Component Out Video Out

Power split cable (Optional)

Red (Pr-Out) Blue (Pb-Out / AV-Out) Green (Y-Out) Black (S-Out)

VIDEO CARD

VIVO cable with HDTV support (Optional)

Red (Pr-Out) Blue (Pb-Out / AV-Out) Green (Y-Out) Black (S-Out)

DVI to VGA adapter (Optional)

VIDEO CARD

HDTV cable (Optional)

DVI to HDMI adapter (Optional)

HDMI Cable (Optional for HDMI output)

SPDIF Cable (Optional for SPDIF audio in)

Do not have the VIVO cable connected with the AV cable and S-Video cable simultaneously. Connect only the cable for currently desired input source for the video to be displayed correctly.

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Broad Layout TYPE 1 / TYPE 2 DVI Connector HDTV/VIVO / TV Out Connector (Optional) VGA Connector

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Bus Connector (AGP/PCI Express) SLI Connector (Optional) 4/6/8-pin Power Connector (Optional) 5

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WinFast

WinFast

TYPE 1

TYPE 2

TYPE 3 DVI Connector HDTV Connector (Optional) HDMI Connector

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Coxial SPDIF Connector (Optional) Internal SPDIF-in Header

WinFast

TYPE 3 WinFast

TYPE 4 Note: The board layout is for your reference only. The graphics card you purchased may differ from the figures.

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SPDIF Audio Cable Connection Instructions For External Coaxial SPDIF Connector Connect the Coaxial SPDIF Audio cable to the external Coaxial SPDIF port on the motherboard, and connect the other side of the cable to the external Coaxial SPDIF port on the graphics card.

Coaxial SPDIF Port

The External Coaxial SPDIF Port

Internal SPDIF-IN Header

For Internal SPDIF Connector Connect the Internal SPDIF cable to the internal SPDIF-OUT header on the motherboard, and connect the other side of the cable to the internal SPDIF-IN header on the graphics card.

Internal SPDIF-OUT Header

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Removing the Old VGA Driver It is recommended that you remove or uninstall your existing display driver before replacing your old video card with the new one. Here are the instructions for removing your existing display driver:

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Click Start, then select Control Panel from the Settings menu.

Double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

The window will list the programs currently installed in your system. Select WinFast Display Driver or other old display driver and then click the Change/Remove button. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove it.

If you can not find the current display driver in the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS window, Please ignore this section.

Users may encounter problems if the old VGA driver is not removed before replacing an old video card with a new one.

Installing DirectX DirectX is required in many applications. Windows Vista has DirectX already. Windows 2000/XP users can download DirectX from Microsoft website and follow the instructions below to install DirectX.

1 Step 2 Step

Choose I accept the agreement and click Next.

Follow the instruction on the screen to install DirectX. Click Finish to restart your computer.

Upgrading your DirectX The manufacturer renews DirectX from time to time. It is recommended that you download from Microsoft website the latest version of DirectX and install it on your system.

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Windows Vista/XP/2000 Driver Installation Please make sure your system has installed DirectX 9.0c or later version. Please make sure your system has installed the appropriate motherboard drivers. Before installing the driver, please read the README.TXT file in the driver CD/DVD for the latest software information.

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Run the software pack CD and the Autorun screen will display on the screen. Select the Drivers and then click the Display Driver.

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If a warning message appears, click Continue Anyway.

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A dialog box tells you it is ready to install the driver. Click on Next.

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When it is finished, a dialog box asks you if you want to restart your computer. Choose Yes and click Finish.

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Windows is installing the driver. A dialog box appears showing the progress.

If the Autorun screen does not show up, run X:\Install.exe. (assuming X: is your CDROM drive) and then follow the instructions to install your graphics card driver.

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Basic Display Settings For Windows Vista Users You can personalize display settings in many ways to make your Windows desktop look and work the way you like. Many options for personalizing the look and feel of Windows Vista are on the Personalization page. You can open the Personalization page by right-click the desktop and choose Personalize.

Click Display Settings in the Personalization page to open the Display Settings dialog box.

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Basic Display Settings

For Windows XP Users

You can personalize display settings in many ways to make your Windows desktop look and work the way you like. Many options for personalizing the look and feel of Windows XP are on the Display Properties page. To access Display Properties pages, right-click on the desktop and a pop-up menu as picture to the right shows will appear.

Click the Properties option to call up the 5tabbed Display Properties setup panel. It's under Theme tab initially. Click on Settings tab to switch to the Settings panel.

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Basic Display Settings Choosing a Screen Resolution There is no right or wrong setting for the screen resolution. A high resolution makes you see more details on the display, but when a item is too small, you may not be able to see it clearly. As you move the slider from one resolution to another, you can see the general shape to the aspect ratio of the current selection.

You can check the manual that came with your monitor for it's aspect ratio. Or, just choose a resolution that looks good on your screen. Move the slider to a resolution and then click the Apply button. If you find a setting you like, you can click OK and be done with it. The Colors button allows you to choose a color depth for the monitor. The higher the color depth, the more colors your monitor shows. Click the button and choose the highest available setting. Typically it will be either 32-bit or 16-bit.

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Basic Display Settings

Correct Monitor Flicker (Refresh Rate)

A flickering monitor can contribute to eyetrain and headaches. You can reduce or eliminate flickering by increasing the screen refresh rate. You need to change your screen resolution before changing the refresh rate because not every screen resolution is compatible with every refresh rate. Click Advanced Settings in Display Settings window as the picture to the right. Click the Monitor tab, and then select a new refresh rate. (Please see the picture below.) It will take a moment for the Monitor to adjust. If you want to keep the changes, click Apply. If you don't apply the changes within fifteen seconds, the refresh rate will revert back to your original setting.

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Basic Display Settings Using Multiple Screens You can extend your screen to the second device and set its resolution separately using this setting.

To extend the desktop Click Display Settings in the Personalize page to open the Display Settings dialog box, the preview window shows you have two display devices connected to your computer, the one(s) in use is in solid blue and white, and the unused one is blurred. In the figure below, device 1 is in use, and device 2 is not. To extend your desktop to a second device, click the screen 2 Icon to highlight it (Step 1). Then check the check box on the bottom (Step 2). The result will be as in the second figure. Screen 1 is the primary screen; and 2, the extended screen.

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Desktop Arrangement You can move either screen icons freely and arrange them in any fashion (see the second figure from the top). In addition, the resolution of either screen can be changed individually; simply click on one of the screens in the preview window and drag the resolution sliding knob to your desired resolution.

Identify Monitor button Click this button on the top right of the Settings panel to display on your primary screen a big 1, and the extended, 2, as in the figure below, for identification.

For how to set up multiple displays to view your desktop in one of several multidisplay modes (Clone, Span and Dualview modes), please refer to page 24 for more details.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Opening the NVIDIA Control Panel You can open the NVIDIA Control Panel in several ways: 1. Right-click the Windows Vista or Windows XP desktop, then click NVIDIA Control Panel from the context menu as the picture to the right.

2. For Windows Vista - From the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel, then in the Control Panel window, double-click on the Additional Options. Click NVIDIA Control Panel from the Additional Options page. (Please see the picture below.)

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Opening the NVIDIA Control Panel For Windows XP - From the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel, then in the Control Panel window, double-click on the NVIDIA Control Panel icon.

- Right-click on the desktop to open a pop-up menu. Click the Properties option to call up the 5-tabbed Display Properties setup panel. Click the Settings tab to switch to the Settings panel and click Advanced. Click the GeForcce <model name> tab, and then click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Opening the NVIDIA Control Panel - The NVIDIA Control Panel can be also launched by right clicking an NVIDIA icon in your system tray. Click NVIDIA Control Panel to open the NVIDIA Control Panel window. You can also simply adjust the properties of the graphics card in the same list.

When you start the program for the first time, a NVIDIA Control Panel View Selection dialog box will appear. (Picture below) There are two available views: Standard and Advanced. Some options are available only if the Advanced view is selected. You can still change your view at any time inside the Control Panel.

Standard Settings Advanced Settings

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Interface The NVIDIA Control Panel provides an easy-to-use interface for managing your system. The NVIDIA Control Panel user interface consists of these main areas:

Menu Bar

Tool Bar

Select a Task

Main Task Area

! Main Task Area: The main task area displays the application task pages. This area is where you will focus most of your attention as you use the NVIDIA Control Panel to accomplish your goals. You can access specific pages using the navigation tree in the Select a Task page.

! Select a Task: The navigation tree in the Select a Task area shows all the primary control pages that are installed in your system. Click the "+/-" sign to expand or contract the category list. Click a task to open the corresponding page in the main task area.

! Menu Bar: The menu bar contains standard Windows menus and menus specific for the NVIDIA Control panel, such as the View and Profiles menus. ! Tool bar: The Tool Bar provides quick back and forth navigation between pages, and also allows you to choose a NVIDIA Control Panel View Selection page.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the 3D Settings The actual tasks available on your system depend on your system hardware. The 3D Settings section contains all graphics card related performance settings, including those related to SLI. (Please see page 29.)

! Change the image and rendering settings of your 3D applications and games that utilize Direct3D and OpenGL technology ! Assign specific 3D settings to a game so that these settings automatically load when a game is launched. (available under Advanced view.) ! Set up your SLI or multi-GPU configuration. (refer to page 29 for SLI settings) NOTE: GPU temperature monitoring and GPU overclocking features are not included in the 3D Settings page. To use this functionality you must install WinFast WinFox or NVIDIA nTune software.

Performance and Quality Settings The Adjust Image Settings with Preview page displays a preview window so that you can see the affect of any 3D adjustments on the fly. Also contained therein are preset quality settings. In order to manual adjust 3D type performance settings, you can select the Take me there link next to the Use the advanced 3D Image settings option and then move to Manage 3D settings page.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the 3D Settings Global Settings

The Manage 3D settings window allows for manual adjust of all 3D performance and quality options, as well a per game performance settings.

This listbox contains all of the features you can adjust on your graphics card. You can change the setting of a feature using the drop-down listbox beside the feature name.

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Program Settings


Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the 3D Settings Antialiasing is a technique used to minimize the â&#x20AC;&#x153;stair stepâ&#x20AC;? effect sometimes seen along the edges of 3D objects. You can adjust antialiasing and other 3D settings here:

! Anisotropic filtering: Anisotropic texture filtering affects the crispness of textures.

! Antialiasing Gamma correction: Allows you to enable or disable gamma correction antialiasing.

! Antialiasing Mode: Allows you to determine how antialiasing is applied in your 3D applications.

! Antialiasing Setting: Ranging from turning antialiasing completely off to selecting the maximum amount possible for a particular application.

! Antialiasing Transparency: Allows you to minimize the visible aliasing on the edges of images with transparent textures.

! Conformant texture clamp: Refers to a method used to determine the way texture boundaries appear.

! Error reporting: Determines if applications are allowed to check for errors. ! Extension limit: Indicates whether the driver extension string has been trimmed for compatibility with particular applications.

! Force mipmaps: Enables mipmaps on applications that do not support mipmaps.

! Maximum pre-rendered frames: Limits the number of frames that CPU can prepare before the frames are processed by the GPU. Increasing this value brings smoother gameplay at lower framerates.

! Multi-display/mixed-GPU acceleration: Determines advanced OpenGL

rendering options when using multiple displays and/or graphics cards based on different classes of NVIDIA GPUs. The control panel will assign default settings based on your display configuration.

! Texture filtering

Anisotropic sample optimization: Enables a variety of sample-related optimizations.

! Texture filtering

Negative LOD bias: Some applications use negative LOD bias to sharpen texture filtering. This sharpens the stationary image but introduces aliasing when the scene is in motion

! Texture filtering

Quality: Allows you to decide if you would prefer performance, quality, or a balance between the two. (Continued next page.)

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the 3D Settings ! Texture filtering Trilinear optimization: Enables better texture filtering

performance by determining when and where trilinear filtering is needed in a scene.

! Threaded optimization: Allows applications to take advantage of multiple CPUs.

! Triple buffering: Allows you to enable or disable triple buffering. ! Vertical sync: Locks the frame rendering rate to the monitor refresh rate. This

improves image quality by eliminating horizontal tearing effects in the 3D image.

You can change the global 3D settings and create overrides for specific programs. The overrides will be used automatically each time the specified programs are launched.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the Display Category Pages Click Display page from the NVIDIA Control Panel and Select a Task page. The actual tasks available on your system depend on your system hardware, such as the number and type of displays connected. You can use the Display page to

! Run the wizard to optimize your display configuration ! Change the display resolution ! Change the scaling on your flat panel display ! Adjust color settings ! Rotate the display ! Adjust custom timings (available under Advanced View) ! Configure multiple displays, including Spanning or Clone modes. NOTE: Spanning modes will not be available under Windows Vista.

Run Display Optimization Wizard This wizard helps you adjust your displays for optimal viewing and representation of colors.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the Display Category Pages Change Resolutions and Refresh Rates Screen resolution, color quality, monitor settings and refresh rates can be customized by users. You can also refer to Basic Display Settings section for more details. Refresh Rate Display Resolution Color Quality

Change Flat Panel Scaling You can change how the desktop is scaled to fit the viewable area.

Use NVIDIA scaling Use NVIDIA scaling with fixed-aspect ratio Use my display's built-in scaling Do not scale

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the Display Category Pages Move CRT Screen Position You can use your mouse or keyboard (by clicking on the arrow keys on this page) to adjust the position of your desktop to better fit your display. This is useful as an alternative to using the physical controls on your display.

Color Correction The setting allows you to adjust color red, green, and blue, as well as brightness and contrast using slider controls.

Restore Defaults: Click this to set the system back to the default parameters.

Brightness Digital Vibrance Contrast Image Sharpening Gamma

Color Channel: All colors are listed in this drop-down option field . Preview Image: Allow you to select the image you prefer for color values reference.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the Display Category Pages Rotate Display Viewing the display devices from different angles.

No rotation (Landscape)

180 degree rotation (Inverted Landscape)

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90 degrees to the left (Portrait)

90 degrees to the right (Inverted Portrait)


Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the Display Category Pages Adjust Custom Timings You can create custom timing modes with the width, height, bit-color depth, and the refresh rate, etc. The Advanced Timing page enables you to adjust timings for your graphics card in order to support a variety of different display timings for ultimate flexibility for analog CRT and DVI connectors. You can use the advanced Change Resolution Attributes page to view custom display modes you have saved in the Create Custom Timings page.

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Advanced NVIDIA Control Panel Settings Using the Display Category Pages Setup Multiple Displays NVIDIA nView technology allows you to specify how you would like to use your multiple displays. You can choose different nView display mode:

! Single Mode: Use only one display ! Clone Mode: Clone will show the same image on two different displays. When using clone, Windows sees only a single display. Clone is great for presentations. ! Dualview Mode: Dualview allows you to take advantage of multiple displays to increase the size of your desktop. It also gives you the ability to independently configure screen resolutions and backgrounds for each display.

! Span Mode: Vertical or Horizontal Span mode indicates that both displays function as one tall or wide virtual desktop. The height/width of each display is half the height/width of the total virtual desktop height/width. Spanning modes will not be available under Windows Vista.

You can select the displays you would like to use from the list. And then you can select the display you want Windows to use as primary.

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Using HDTV Formats Overview Supported HDTV Connectors HDTV output using a Leadtek graphics card is supported under the following types of connectors:

! Component ! D Connector HDTV Supported Outputs Both analog and digital outputs such as SDTV, EDTV and HDTV are supported.

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Analog Component Out Y Pr Pb on HDTV-encoded GPUs with a compatible connector. You can select the format for your TV (480i,480p,720p, or 1080i) and output in exceptional clarity.

Supported TV/HDTV Formats Based on the encoder support, EDID or custom modes, Leadtek graphics cards support the following TV/HDTV formats:

! NTSC (US and Japanese): S-Video or Composite connectors are used ! PAL (including all variations): S-Video or Composite connectors are used ! SDTV 480i(525i), 576i(625i): Component or D-Connector are used ! EDTV 480p(525p), 576p(625p): Component or D-Connector are used ! HDTV 1080i and 720p: Component or D-Connector are used For D-connector, formats are restricted based on the selected D mode.

About D Connector Output Modes D connector output modes support a set of HDTV formats per D mode: D1,D2,D3 and D4. The following is a list of D Connector modes and its associated formats. Display D1 D2

Format of the video signal to be transmitted 525i 525i,525p

D3

525i,525p,1125i

D4

525i,525p,1125i,750p

D5

525i,525p,1125i,750p,1125p

Note that D-cable is not included with the purchase of the graphic card. Please contact your local store for purchasing details.

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Using HDTV Formats Overview TV/HDTV Formats and Desktop Resolutions The number of the active lines displayed for an HDTV format determine the associated native desktop mode or resolution:

! NTSC 525 lines: resolution of 720 x 480 ! PAL 625 lines: resolution of 720 x 576 ! 480i/480p: resolution of 720x 480 ! 576i/p: resolution of 720 x 576 ! 720p: resolution of 1280 x 720 ! 1080i: resolution of 1920 x 1080

If the selected resolution are smaller than the selected native HDTV format, then black borders will be visible. But if the selected resolution are higher than the selected native HDTV format, panning the desktop is required.

As with first-time startup when HDTV is connected, the HDTV screen will have color distortion and may not fill the entire screen display area. This is due to the fact that when you first start your computer with a newly-installed driver, the default TV signal is set to NTSC.

Using HDTV in nView Single Display Mode Based on the connectors in use, all the associated HDTV formats will be available by opening the NVIDIA Control Panel (right-click on desktop), clicking on Display and then selecting Set up multiple displays. You can select the checkbox Only use one display (Single), then click Apply and OK to save the settings. Screen resolutions and HDTV formats can then be selected and set.

Using HDTV as the Primary/Secondary Display in nView Clone Mode Based on the connectors in use, all the associated HDTV formats will be available by opening the NVIDIA Control Panel (right-click on desktop), clicking on Display and then selecting Set up multiple displays. You can select the checkbox The same on both displays (Clone), then select the displays you would like to use and the display you want Windows to use as primary. Click Apply and OK to save the settings. Screen resolutions and HDTV formats can then be selected and set. The secondary resolution (analog or digital display) will start panning if the selected secondary resolution is less than the primary HDTV resolution. If the selected primary HDTV resolution is smaller than the secondary display, the resolution will be scaled up if the secondary display is an analog display or, if it is a digital display, the desktop can have a black border. The HDTV can work as a Primary or Secondary display.

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Using HDTV Formats HDTV Connection HDTV Component Connection *The following procedure can be used for nView Single Display, Multi-Display: Clone (Primary or Secondary) or Dualview mode. 1. After installing the Leadtek graphics driver, right-click on the Windows desktop to open NVIDIA Control Panel. Click on Display and then select Set up multiple displays. 2. If you have an HDTV connected in nView single display mode, then select Only use one display (Single). If you have dual displays connected, then select Clone or Dualview. 3. Select the displays you would like to use from the display menu. 4. In NVIDIA Control Panel, click on Video & Television and then select Change the signal or HD format. Click on the HDTV display icon to view the available HDTV formats and select the signal format option.

HDTV display icon Video & Television Change the signal or HD format Signal Format

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Using HDTV Formats Optimizing HDTV Viewing Adjust Video Color Settings It allows you to fine-tune the color red, green, and blue, as well as brightness and contrast using slider controls for video content on your display. You can play a video while you adjust the value to obtain the best results. Video & Television Adjust video color settings Color and Gamma settings

Adjust Video Image Settings You can apply edge enhancement and noise reduction settings to sharpen movie images or reduce image noise. Video & Television Adjust video image settings Edge enhancement Noise reduction

Adjust Television Color Settings You can adjust your television picture quality for the best possible viewing in its environment. Video & Television Adjust television color settings Television color setting

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How to set up a Leadtek SLI-Powered PC NVIDIA SLIâ&#x201E;˘ technology is a revolutionary platform innovation that allows you to intelligently scale graphics performance by combining multiple Leadtek graphics cards in a single system with an NVIDIA nForce SLI motherboard. Follow steps below to set up an Leadtek SLI system.

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Determine your SLI componenet and operating system needs: The following components are required: 1. An SLI-Ready certified motherboard with an nForce SLI MCP (Media and Communications Processor) and two physical PCI Express x16 slots for two WinFast graphics cards. 3-way SLI motherboards must have 3 PCI Express x16 slots for three WinFast graphics cards. 2. Two WinFast SLI-Ready graphics cards (with the same GPU and memory configuration). 3-way SLI must have three graphics cards that support 3-way SLI. 3. One SLI connector * The SLI connector is not used with some mainstream graphics card models such as the PX7300, PX7100, and PX6600 LE series. The SLI connector is included with all NVIDIA SLI-Ready motherboards. 4. Windows XP (32/64-bit), Windows Vista (32/64-bit) and Linux (32/64-bit) operating system. 3-way SLI will only be supported on the Windows Vista operating system. This includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The latest NVIDIA SLI-certified list is posted on http://www.slizone.com

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Determine your power needs: WinFast SLI graphics card Quad SLI and Hybrid SLI: WinFast PX 9800 GX2 Min. Recom. PCI Express Power Supply A minimum of +12V @ 65A of dedicated power for the two graphics cards. Of this 22A requirement, +12V @ 5.5A must be available to each of the PCI Express 6-pin auxiliary power supply connectors. The remaining 11A must be supplied to the motherboard for dedicated graphics card use. This system configuration requires two PCI Express 6-pin and two PCI Express 8-pin auxiliary power supply connectors, and it must support Hybrid SLI technology HybridPower mode. (Continued next page.) WinFast Graphics Series General Guide

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How to set up a Leadtek SLI-Powered PC WinFast SLI graphics card 3-way SLI: WinFast GTX 280, GTX 260 and PX 9800 GTX Min. Recom. PCI Express Power Supply A minimum of +12V @ 75A of dedicated power for the three graphics cards. Of this 22A requirement, +12V @ 5.5A must be available to each of the PCI Express 6-pin auxiliary power supply connectors. The remaining 11A must be supplied to the motherboard for dedicated graphics card use. This system configuration requires six PCI Express 6-pin auxiliary power supply connectors. (Note: some power supplies ship with four 6-pin and two 8-pin connectors, where the 8-pin connectors can be converted to 6-pin.) WinFast SLI graphics card

Min. Recom. PCI Express Power Supply

High-End: WinFast GTX 200, PX9800, PX8800,

500W-600W, +12V@30A

PX7900, and PX7800 series Mid-Range: WinFast PX9600, PX8600,

450W-500W, +12V@26A

and PX6800 series Entry-Level: WinFast PX8500, PX8400,

400W-450W, +12V@22A

PX7600, PX7300, PX7100, and PX6600 series If the power supply specifies two 12V windings(i.e.12V1 and 12V2), then these current numbers can be added together to check against the specifications described above. If your graphics cards have an auxiliary power connector, connect them to the power supply using the supplied power connector cables.

If your power supply does not have a PCI Express auxiliary connector, please contact your graphics card partner for a HDD to PCI Express power adaptor.

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How to set up a Leadtek SLI-Powered PC NOTE: SLI power supply recommendations are based on the following test configurations: Quad SLI and Hybrid SLI PC Configuration: - Two PX9800 GX2 - Intel Core2 Extreme (quad-core) QX6850 3.0 GHz - NVIDIA nForce 780 motherboard supporting Hybrid SLI Technology with 2GB system memory - Two HDDs in Raid 0 configuration - Two optical drives - Integrated motherboard audio - LCD at 2560x1600 resolution

3-way SLI PC Configuration: - Three PX9800 GTX / PX8800 ULtra / PX8800 GTX - Intel Core2 Extreme (quad-core) QX6850 3.0 GHz - NVIDIA nForce 680 SLI motherboard with 2GB system memory - Two HDDs in Raid 0 configuration - Two optical drives - Integrated motherboard audio - LCD at 2560x1600 resolution

Extream SLI PC Configuration: - Dual PX8800 Ultra / PX8800 GTX / PX8800 GTS or PX 7950 GX2 - AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 2.8 GHz (AM2) or Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.9 GHz - NVIDIA nForce 680 SLI or NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI motherboard with 2GB system memory - Two HDDs in Raid 0 configuration - Two optical drives - PCI sound card - LCD at 2560x1600 resolution

Ultra High-End SLI PC Configuration: - Dual PX7900 GTX / PX7800 GTX - Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 - NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI or 590 motherboard with 2GB system memory - Two HDDs in Raid 0 configuration - Two optical drives - PCI sound card - LCD at 1600x1200 resolution

High-End SLI PC Configuration: - Dual PX7800 GTX or Dual PX6800 Ultra - Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 - NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI or 590 motherboard with 2GB system memory - Two HDDs in Raid 0 configuration - Two optical drives - PCI sound card - LCD at 1600x1200 resolution

Mid-Range SLI PC Configuration: - Dual PX9600 GT / PX8600 GTS / PX7900 GT / PX6800 GT - Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 - NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI or 570 SLI motherboard with 1GB system memory - Single HDD - Two optical drives - PCI sound card - LCD at 1600x1200 resolution

Entry-Level SLI PC Configuration: - Dual PX8600 GT / PX8500 GT / PX7600 GT / PX6600 GT - Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 - NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI or 570 SLI motherboard with 1GB system memory - Single HDD - One optical drive - LCD at 1600x1200 resolution

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How to set up a Leadtek SLI-Powered PC Step

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Installing your NVIDIA SLI-Certified Components: Now that the NVIDIA SLI Certified parts are obtained and power supply is confirmed, users can begin to configure the system: 1. Install the NVIDIA SLI Certified motherboard:

2. Install both of the NVIDIA Certified WinFast SLI graphics cards.The 2-slot version of graphic card can only be installed to the 2nd PCI-E slot as indicated below. 3way SLI requires three free PCI-E slots and the 3rd graphics card can be installed to the 3rd PCI-E slot.

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How to set up a Leadtek SLI-Powered PC 3. Connect the PCI Express supplementary power connectors to each of the graphic cards.

4. Install the SLI connector to connect the two graphics cards. The SLI connector is not used with some mainstream graphics cards such as the PX6600 and PX7300 series.

Once the new NVIDIA SLI-certified components have been installed in the system, they will be recognized by the operating system upon Windows boot-up.

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How to set up a Leadtek SLI-Powered PC A Found New Hardware message will show up:

You must now install the NVIDIA SLI software in order for the system to recognize the new hardware. Go on to step 4 for software installation.

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Installing the NVIDIA SLI software: As part of the NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture, NVIDIA drivers include a full set of controls for SLI systems. Follow the steps below once NVIDIA SLI components have been installed and system is booted up: 1. Install the nForce drivers (provided with the motherboard). 2. Reboot the system. 3. Uninstall any old graphics drivers from the system and reboot the computer. If there are no NVIDIA drivers installed, go to step 4. 4. Install WinFast driver CD-DVD or the latest NVIDIA graphics drivers (provided with the add-in cards or from http://www.slizone.com/pages/slizone_downloads.html). 5. Reboot the system. After system is reboot, the SLI capable system message is displayed on the screen.

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Enabling SLI: 1. Click on the SLI capable system message(noted above) to open the following window. 2. Select the checkbox Enable SLI, then click Apply and OK to save the settings. You can also access these settings be opening NVIDIA Control Panel (right-click on the desktop), clicking on 3D Settings and then selecting Set SLI configuration.

The system will automatically reboot, and the following message is displayed:

Now users can take advantage of the SLI-enabled system in games and applications. WinFast Graphics Series General Guide

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Advanced WinFox Settings Overview What Is WinFox WinFox is a convenient display tool created by Leadtek that gathers all information related to your display and provide setting options and a variety of tools with which you will be able to make the best of your display while having the best display quality.

With one click on the WinFox icon in the system tray, WinFox QuickTask Bar allows you to access any display-related information or configuration dialog box.

WinFox QuickTask Bar It offers quick accesses to all display- related information and configurations. No more struggling through the standard Windows display configuration. To find the description of each option of the QuickTask Bar, refer to the verso of this leaf that will direct you to the information you need.

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Advanced WinFox Settings Mapping WinFox This section shows how WinFox is mapped and helps you find its related information you need in this guide by directing you to the pages where the options on the main menu of QuickTask bar are. Some of them contain more setting/reference options that are described in their corresponding sections.

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1Advanced Tools

Provides you with some tools created by Leadtek to help you use your display to the utmost.

Overclocking-Speed Runner p. 38 Display Hardware Monitor p. 38

Gamma Correction p.39

2Display Mode Setting You can change resolution, refresh rate, amd color depth for the monitor.

6 Desktop Redraw This will redraw the desktop.

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Click this option to call up the Display Properties panel, which is discussed in the Display Properties section on page 7-10.

Windows Media Player Click this option to call up Windows Media Player which can play many types of media files, such as MIDI, wave, and movie clips like AVI and MPEG.

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This panel shows an overview of your system. You can click other tabs for more information.

8 Other Preferences/ Settings This option gives more preferences/ settings. You can uninstall WinFox and enter Leadtek website from here. System Close Setting p. 40 VGA BIOS Flash Utility p. 40-41

5Add / Remove Properties

Change, remove, add programs or windows components.

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Advanced WinFox Settings Advanced Tools Advanced Tools Overclocking-Speed Runner Display Hardware Monitor Gamma Correction

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Allows you to adjust the clock frequencies of both the chip and memory to optimal values of performance according to your system environment.

Overclocking may cause system instability.

2 Display Hardware Monitor (This figure is for your reference only)

Hardware Monitor System Allows you to monitor/control the warning system of the display hardware. Available only for models with Hardware Monitor. Alarm/Warning Message/ Restart/Turn off/Standby/Log off Enable heat indicator warning when threshold exceeded. Show on Desktop Check to display the scrolling messages that reflect current status on the desktop as shown below.

Default Set default values for the hardware.

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Temperature Format Press this button to switch the unit of the temperature.


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Allows you to adjust color red, green, and blue, as well as brightness and contrast using slider controls.

Load Bitmap Allows you to select the image you prefer for gamma values reference. Default Click this button to set the system back to the default parameters. Linear Control Check to make any adjustments by fixing the point of the line on the axle in the black coordinate box.

Enable All Check to move all slider knobs together by one knob.

Enable Gamma Correction Function Check to enable the slider controls. Delete Scheme Click Delete to delete a scheme.

Color Profile All schemes are listed in this drop down option field.

Save the correct settings as. Click this button to save the current settings as a scheme.

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Advanced WinFox Settings Preferences/Setting Preferences/Setting System Close Setting VGA BIOS Flash Utility

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Provides options of when to restart/turn off the system. The current settings are shown in the list below the option fields.

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Allows you to conveniently upgrade the BIOS. The detailed information of the current BIOS is also given for your reference.

Read Graphic BIOS The information of the current BIOS of your display adapter will be shown under this tab. Click Read button to read the BIOS of your display adapter. Click Save to save the loaded BIOS image to a file.

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Advanced WinFox Settings Preferences/Setting ROM/Image File Information Information of the BIOS image will be displayed under this tab. Click Read to load a BIOS image, and then press the Read in the ROM/Image File Information to download the image file you want.

Flash/Upgrade Graphic BIOS You can update the BIOS of your video card here using the BIOS image file you obtain from Leadtek website. After you load the BIOS image, click the Flash BIOS button to run the update.

Any action during the update process can cause damage to your video card.

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Appendix FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: ! This device may not cause harmful interference. ! This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a

particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ! Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. ! Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ! Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ! Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. ! Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with emission limits. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Limited Warranty Leadtek warrants to the original purchaser of this product that it shall be free of defects resulting from workmanship or components for a period of one (1) year from the date of sale. Defects covered by this Limited Warranty shall be corrected either by repair or, at Leadtek's discretion by replacement. In the event of replacement, the replacement unit will be warranted for the remainder of the original one (1) year period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. THERE ARE NO OTHER ORAL OR WRITTEN WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This Limited Warranty is nontransferable and does not apply if the product has been damaged by negligence, accident, abuse, misuse, modification, misapplication, shipment to the Manufacturer or service by someone other than the Leadtek Transportation charges to Leadtek are not covered by this Limited Warranty. To be

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eligible for warranty service, a defective product must be sent to and received by Leadtek within fifteen (15) months of the date of sale and be accompanied with proof of purchase. Leadtek does not warrant that this product will meet your requirements; it is your sole responsibility to determine the suitability of this product for your purposes. Leadtek does not warrant the compatibility of this product with your computer or related peripherals, software. LEADTEK'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. THE MANUFACTURER SHALL NOT, IN ANY EVENT, BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LIABILITY IN TORT RELATING TO THIS PRODUCT OR RESULTING FROM ITS USE OR POSSESSION. This limited warranty is governed by the laws of Taiwan.


Appendix Recycling Information Thank you for choosing this Leadtek product. The WinFast Graphic card is an electronic device which may contain hazardous materials/components which need to be disposed of properly at the end of the product's life. You can help avoid hazardous risks by not disposing of the electronic device in your normal domestic waste. Electric and electronic devices are marked with a rubbish bin with a diagonal line through it, which indicates that these products should not be thrown out with usual domestic waste. If such products are disposed of together with domestic waste, electric and electronic equipment may have severe impacts on the environment as well as on human health, not least because of the potentially hazardous materials. Pursuant to the ElektroG, Leadtek provides an easy and convenient way of recycling electric and electronic equipment. Please dispose of your electric and electronic equipment at your local collection site specially designated for this type of waste. Such disposal is free-of-charge to you. Together with the management of the local collection site, Leadtek will then take care of the efficient recycling and treatment of the electric and electronic waste.

Technical Support If the attempt of resolving the problem on your own was unsuccessful, please contact your vendor or E-mail our technical support staff at : service@leadtek.com.tw, and provide them in your message with: product name, software driver version, motherboard manufacturer, BIOS version and chipset, Computer type and speed, Monitor manufacturer and model, and a detailed description of your problem. 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 prohibited.

Copyright

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鎘(Cd)

六價鉻 多溴聯苯 多溴二苯 (Cr6+) (PBB) 醚(PBDE)

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