AOpen 0204D-NVGF4MXNU User Manual

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NVIDIA Graphic Cards

User’s Guide

Doc No. : NVX-E0204D

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FCC Statement

FCC Class B Radio Frequency Interference


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 measure:

1.Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

2.Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

3.Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

4.Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

Notice 1:

The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's

authority to operate the equipment.

Notice 2:

Shielded interface cables must be used in order to compiliy with the emission limit.


GeForce4 MX – The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

GeForce4 MX - The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

The GeForce4 MX graphics processing unit (GPU) brings a new level of graphics performance and flexibility to the desktop PC. By incorporating NVIDIA’s innovative nView display technology, highly efficient Lightspeed Memory Architecture ( LMA ) II, and advanced Accuview antialiasing techniques, the GeForce4 MX GPU is the most feature-rich,and highly integrated GPU available for the desktop PC.


GeForce4 MX 460

GeForce4 MX 440

GeForce4 MX 420

Graphics Core




Memory Bandwidth

8.8 GB/Sec.

6.4 GB/Sec.

2.7 GB/Sec.

Fill Rate ( texels/Sec.)

1.2 billion

1.1 billion

1 billion


38 million

34 million

31 million


350 x 2

350 x 2

350 x2

User’s Guide

GeForce4 MX – The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

nView Display Technology

Provides unprecedented flexibility and control for using multiple displays. niew boosts productivity by enabling the user to have two simultaneous displays for every GPU. Multiple graphics cards can be used if more than two displays are required.

Lightspeed Memory Architecture ( LMA ) II Technology

LMA II boots effective memory bandwidth by up to 300%. Radical new technologies – including Z occlusion culling, fast Z clear, and auto precharge – effectively multiplies the memory bandwidth to ensure fluid frame rates for the latest 3D and 2D games and applications.

64 MB 128-bitDDR Frame Buffer Memory

Delivers up to 8.8 GB per second of memory bandwidth to ensure peak performance and the smoothest frame rates.

MX Memory Crossbar

Dual memory controllers allow more efficient utilization of memory bandwidth.

Accuview Antialiasing

Delivers unprecedented AA performance and quality to the desktop PC and enables high resolution, high frame rate, full-sceneantialiasing for the first time ever in the desktop PC.

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GeForce4 MX – The Ultimate Multi-DisplayGPU

Video processing Engine ( VPE )

Enables the highest quality, full-framerate,full-screenHDTV and DVD without requiring a high performance CPU.

AGP 4X/2X with AGP Testuring and Fast Writes

AGP 4x is the highest performance connection between the CPU and graphics processor. Taking advantage of new methods for transferring information more efficiently allows content developers to use high-quality32-bitcolor textures andhigh-polygoncount scenes.

Highest Quality and Highest Performance Microsoft Windows XP Support

Fully Accelerates Windows XP multimedia and user interfaces, making it the ideal Windows XP graphics solution.

Unified Driver Architecture ( UDA )

Guarantees forward and backward compatibility with software drivers.

Microsoft DirectX Optimizations and Support

Delivers the best performance and guarantees compatibility with all current and future applications and games.

Complete OpenGL 1.3 and OpenGL Support

World’s fastest and highest quality OpenGL driver, and the only driver with OpenGL 1.3 support. Also includes NVIDIA extensions for Pixel and Vertex Shaders, delivering real-timephoto-realisticgraphics for the professional and consumer customers.

User’s Guide

Hardware Installation

Item Check

Graphics Card

User’s Guide

Drivers & Utilitys CD

Installation Procedures

Caution :

Static electricity can severely damage electronic parts, Take these precautions:

Before touching any electronic part, drain the static electricity from your body. You can do this by touching the internal metal frame of your computer while it's unplugged.

Don't remove a card from the anti-staticcontainer until you are ready to install it. When you remove a card from your computer, place it back in its container.

Don't let your clothes touch any electronic parts.

When handling a card, hold it by its edges, and avoid touching its circuitry.

Hardware Installation

Before You Begin

Before you process next step, make sure your computer system meets the peripheral requirements and switch to

standard VGA display driver.

Prepare Your Computer for Installation

Prior to working on your computer, make sure the power and any related equipment are turned off.

How to Insert Your AGP Graphics Card?

Hardware Installation

How to Connect the Monitor?

Plug your monitor cable into the monitor connector on your AGP graphics card. Make sure the other end of the monitor cable is properly connected to

your monitor.

Installation Procedures

For the first time Installation

Locate the AGP bus expansion slot, make sure this slot is unobstructed.

1.Remover the corresponding expansion slot cover from the computer chassis.

2.Ground yourself to an anti-staticmat or other grounded source.

3.Position the card directly over the AGP slot and insert one end of the card down into the slot. Be sure the metal contacts on the bottom of the host adapter are securely seated in the slot.

4.Connect your analog monitor's 15-pinVGA connector to the card and fasten the retaining screws (if any).

5.Connect other cables and devices if available.

Now you are ready to install the software drivers and utilities.

For Systems with existing VGA card

Change your display driver to Standard VGA.

1.Shut down your computer and unplug all electrical cards.

2.Replace the existing VGA card with the new graphics card.

3.Restart your computer and install the new display driver.

Windows ME / 98 / 95 Installation

Windows ME / 98 / 95 Installation Procedures


Before installing the display driver, make sure your Windows ME/98/95 is installed in VGA mode and works fine.

To take advantage of all the AGP features, please use Windows 95 OSR2.1 ( or later version ), or Windows ME / 98. Otherwise, you can use OSR2.0 and install USBSUPP.EXE from Microsoft to upgrade to OSR2.1

The AGP driver is required for non-Intelchipset, please use correct AGP driver to install for different chipset.

Setup Standard VGA Mode ( For First Time Installation )

1.Start Windows ME/98/95

2.Add New Hardware Wizard dialog box will appear and detect as Standard PCI Graphic Adapter (VGA).

3.Click Next to begin setup the VGA driver. If the Windows ask you for your Windows ME/98/95 CD, insert the CD, or change the path to \Windows\System directory.

4.Windows will prompt you to restart your windows,Click Yes to reboot.

5.After system reboot. You may begin to setup VGA driver.