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Problems with Nvidia FX 5500


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boddah89

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I recently purchased a Nvidia FX 5500 256 MB video card, and tried to install it last night. At first, I just took out my old video card (Nvidia Geforce 4) without uninstalling the drivers, and placed my new video card in, nothing happened, the screen stayed blank. I read up, and realized I had to uninstall the older drivers first. So I put my old video card back in, and removed the driver through "Add or remove programs" I then read more about installing a video card, and discovered that some Nvidia files have a tendency to "stick" . So I downloaded a program designed to delete those extra Nvidia files. I ran the program, and it found and delted 5 extra Nvidia files. So, i shut down my computer, took out my old graphics card, put the new one in, turned on the computer, screen again just stayed blank. Put my old video card back in, and it registerd that, and brought up the "found new hard ware" wizard. so I shut down, put my new one in, still screen stayed blank. I really cant think of what else to do. If any one had any suggestions that would be great.
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Topic: Nvidia FX 5500 256 MB video card
Date: July 24th -2005


Here are several websites that can help you. . . .
(1) is for your old video card
(2) is for new video card


AOpen Geforce 4 MX4000 64MB Video Card Infornation go to:
http://www.directron...x400064agp.html
BFG GeForce FX 5500 OC 256MB Video Card Information go to:
http://www.directron...fgr55256oc.html

You will see note listed below:

Physical Issues and Voltage Concerns There are 3 main types of AGP slots: AGP 3.3V, AGP 1.5V, and AGP Pro. Newer motherboards are now using AGP 1.5V slots which will support AGP 4X video cards. AGP 1.5V slots are also used with the newer AGP .8V (8X AGP) cards. It is very important not to put a (AGP 1x/2x) 3.3V card in to a 1.5V slot as doing so will damage both the video card and motherboard. This isn't much of a concern with newer video cards because almost all of them are 1.5V AGP 4X or .8V AGP 8X. It is a concern if you are trying to use an older video card to upgrade an older system. For more information on this topic please consult the website listed below:

http://www.directron...15agpguide.html

This website should cover all issues ....The main point to establish 1st is in the note above. . . Can your motherboard support new video card?

Hope this helps,
Jack123

Edited by Jack123, 24 July 2005 - 10:32 AM.

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How can I find out if my motherboard can handle my new card? I know my motherboard is a little old, but I'm just not sure how old.
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Topic: Nvidia FX 5500 256 MB video card
Date: July 25th -2005

Did you visit the websites?:

http://www.directron...15agpguide.html

http://www.directron...x400064agp.html


http://www.directron...15agpguide.html

http://www.directron...fgr55256oc.html

What is your Motherboard: .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Go to System Summary)
MFG – Model – Description???

Old Video Information. . . .Name – Type – Installed Driver – Driver Version .. . . . . . (Go to Display)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Go to:
My Computer >
> Control Panel >
Ψ Administrative Tool >
>Computer Management >
>System Informat >
> System Summary:
Copy Motherboard Info . . . . . . . SYS MFG – SYS MODEL

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Components >
> Display:
Copy Video Card Info. . . . . . .Name – Type – RAM – Installed Driver – Driver Verson

Jack123

Edited by Jack123, 25 July 2005 - 03:45 PM.

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boddah89

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I dont see anything under computer management, that sayd system informat :tazz:
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I am sorry . . . expand System Tools Folder 1st . . it is located under the Computer Management folder. Then expand System Information then expand system summary . . . . .Motherboard Info is there. . . Then look for Components Folder & expand it and Look in Display Folder for Video Card Info . . . .

I already had that folder expanded in my computer which has Win 2000 Pro on it - &- it may have slightly different wording. . . . .giving exact step step by step on the fly is not going to be absolutly correct. . . . .you need to be more flexable . . . .

I should have asked you before about what your system has . . . .I usually ask many of these questions on 1st Post reply..

I thought that you would be able to search for your answers if I steered to to a website . . . .you may have to click on some other links.

You do not have to post the info back . . . . You should be able to find the required info to find a link to your motherboard by "Googling":
the MFG + Model + "Nvidia FX 5500 256 MB video card" . . . . .
without the commas and . . . . & + + and substitute the letters MFG with the name of MFg of your motherboard & substitute the Model # in folder for the word Model. . . .

You should get a few hits . . . .pick one . . . if you use the Google Search at the top of this Thread . . . .make sure you use INTERNET because if you use FORUMS - you could be led back to here again!!!

You can also add the word "Installation" to the search & you should find everything you need to know . . . .Look at FAQ pages for similar/ common problems that you have. . . .

I reviewed your original post - I don't see any mention of BIOS setting . . .You need to set up video aperature size . . . . your old card was 64 MB which is a default setting . . . your new card is 128 MB . . . perhaps that is the missing item . . .Do you have any installation instructions? Also you can probably find out what AGP Hardware is detected 1x 2X or 4X or 8X . . .

Perhaps by setting the correct aperature to 128 . . .could get going>>
Good Luck
Jack123
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