geforce fx5600 video card doesn't work after insta
My Brother in law just gave me his old card Geforce fx5600. I had a mx440 installed and it worked well. After installing the new card, the computer letters are not normal, heroglifics (or however you spell that :-) and once it gets to windows it the screen goes off as if it is in standby mode. I have tried several different drivers, and it doesn't work. The furthest that I have gotten is to get the card working with low resolution at like 4 bit and 800X600. When I go to change the res, it says that the driver installed is for a previous version of windows, but the one I have is for XP. Anyway, hope that somebody can help with this issue.

My specs
Dell Dimension 2.6 ghz
1gig ram
Using a Dell m992 monitor.
As far as I know all of my drivers are up to date.

Oh, when I put my mx440 AGP8X card back in it always works fine, without even changing the drivers.
My Brother in law just gave me his old card Geforce fx5600. I had a mx440 installed and it worked well. After installing the new card, the computer letters are not normal, heroglifics (or however you spell that :-) and once it gets to windows it the screen goes off as if it is in standby mode. I have tried several different drivers, and it doesn't work. The furthest that I have gotten is to get the card working with low resolution at like 4 bit and 800X600. When I go to change the res, it says that the driver installed is for a previous version of windows, but the one I have is for XP. Anyway, hope that somebody can help with this issue.



My specs

Dell Dimension 2.6 ghz

1gig ram

Using a Dell m992 monitor.

As far as I know all of my drivers are up to date.



Oh, when I put my mx440 AGP8X card back in it always works fine, without even changing the drivers.

#1
Posted 04/19/2008 10:14 PM   
Problem is, you are supposed to uninstall the drivers and clean them out before you install a new Video Card.

Firstly, download and install Driver Cleaner Pro here: [url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745[/url]

Install DCP once it's finished downloading.

Next, download the latest drivers for the FX5600, once that is finished, uninstall the drivers via Add/Remove Programs. (NOTE: DO NOT Install the drivers you just downloaded until you use Driver Cleaner Pro)

Next step, boot into safe mode ( You [b]MUST[/b] be in safe mode) and start Driver Cleaner Pro, Click the Box for Selecting Multiple Filters than find "NVIDIA WDM and Nvidia" click start, should clean it out. Now power down, take out the card, put the new card in, boot up the PC. Install the driver, reboot.

Should be good after that.
Problem is, you are supposed to uninstall the drivers and clean them out before you install a new Video Card.



Firstly, download and install Driver Cleaner Pro here: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745



Install DCP once it's finished downloading.



Next, download the latest drivers for the FX5600, once that is finished, uninstall the drivers via Add/Remove Programs. (NOTE: DO NOT Install the drivers you just downloaded until you use Driver Cleaner Pro)



Next step, boot into safe mode ( You MUST be in safe mode) and start Driver Cleaner Pro, Click the Box for Selecting Multiple Filters than find "NVIDIA WDM and Nvidia" click start, should clean it out. Now power down, take out the card, put the new card in, boot up the PC. Install the driver, reboot.



Should be good after that.

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#2
Posted 04/19/2008 10:37 PM   
So I tried what you suggested, and then I got vertical lines and no better resolution any other ideas. The card also gets rather hot.

Thanks



[quote name='Vanderkaum' date='Apr 19 2008, 04:37 PM']Problem is, you are supposed to uninstall the drivers and clean them out before you install a new Video Card.

Firstly, download and install Driver Cleaner Pro here: [url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745[/url]

Install DCP once it's finished downloading.

Next, download the latest drivers for the FX5600, once that is finished, uninstall the drivers via Add/Remove Programs. (NOTE: DO NOT Install the drivers you just downloaded until you use Driver Cleaner Pro)

Next step, boot into safe mode ( You [b]MUST[/b] be in safe mode) and start Driver Cleaner Pro, Click the Box for Selecting Multiple Filters than find "NVIDIA WDM and Nvidia" click start, should clean it out. Now power down, take out the card, put the new card in, boot up the PC. Install the driver, reboot.

Should be good after that.
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So I tried what you suggested, and then I got vertical lines and no better resolution any other ideas. The card also gets rather hot.



Thanks







[quote name='Vanderkaum' date='Apr 19 2008, 04:37 PM']Problem is, you are supposed to uninstall the drivers and clean them out before you install a new Video Card.



Firstly, download and install Driver Cleaner Pro here: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745



Install DCP once it's finished downloading.



Next, download the latest drivers for the FX5600, once that is finished, uninstall the drivers via Add/Remove Programs. (NOTE: DO NOT Install the drivers you just downloaded until you use Driver Cleaner Pro)



Next step, boot into safe mode ( You MUST be in safe mode) and start Driver Cleaner Pro, Click the Box for Selecting Multiple Filters than find "NVIDIA WDM and Nvidia" click start, should clean it out. Now power down, take out the card, put the new card in, boot up the PC. Install the driver, reboot.



Should be good after that.

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#3
Posted 04/23/2008 01:51 AM   
Have you verified that the card is functional?

Have you tried this driver? [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_174.74.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_174.74.html[/url]
Have you verified that the card is functional?



Have you tried this driver? http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_174.74.html

#4
Posted 04/23/2008 02:31 AM   
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