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#1 Rob81

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:04 AM

Hello I recently installed Windows 7 and I am having trouble enabling my Nvidia gforce 5500 graphics card. When I go device manager I can see it listed there and it says its enabled but when I right click my desktop and try to change the reolution its not there?? I can enable my integrated graphics card which says "Standard VGA Graphics Card" but the itsa no recognizing my NVidia card. Any help???

I have created a thread on the windows seven forums and tried a bunch of steps but nothing has worked. Here is the link to it I hope I am not breaking any forum rules by posting it. Sorry in advance

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/116681-nvidia-driver.html

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

I think, you recieved all possible advice at the other forum.
Your computer and your card are old and there is not much you can do.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:51 AM

Hang on, Broni...I'm willing to give a shot. :huh:

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No, you did good by posting that link. Now we already know what has been tried, which will help keep us from dead ends. :huh:

Okay, I see on NVIDIA's website that your card is compatible up to Vista...which is usually close enough to make it work.

So, before we go any further, please do the following so I can get all the information I need to proceed: Publish a Snapshot using Speccy
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 01:03 PM

nVidia Drivers do not support Windows 7 for your video card. The latest operating system that is supported is Windows Vista 64bit and older. You will need to upgrade your video card, or get Windows Vista.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 02:08 PM

Hang on, Broni...I'm willing to give a shot. :huh:

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No, you did good by posting that link. Now we already know what has been tried, which will help keep us from dead ends. :huh:

Okay, I see on NVIDIA's website that your card is compatible up to Vista...which is usually close enough to make it work.

So, before we go any further, please do the following so I can get all the information I need to proceed: Publish a Snapshot using Speccy


When I click yes to publish the snapshop it doesnt give me any url in the box???

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 02:43 PM

Are you connected to the internet? If not, the snapshot will not publish.
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 02:46 PM

Yes I am connected. The box has no url in it???

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 03:24 PM

Well, we'll do it the old-fashioned way then. :huh:

Just copy all the text from the Summary page (Operating system, CPU, etc.) and paste it into your next reply. You should be able to select all the text at once, and do it in one step.

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:33 PM

nVidia Drivers do not support Windows 7 for your video card. The latest operating system that is supported is Windows Vista 64bit and older. You will need to upgrade your video card, or get Windows Vista.

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i agree i had a older nvidia pci-e in my dell optiplexgx620 when i install win7 and it never ran correctly ,no matter what i tried ,so i removed and stayed with onboard

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:50 PM

Well, it can't hurt to try.
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:12 PM

How come this GeForce 5500 card is compatible with Windows 7 according to Microsoft?

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:54 PM

That's not an NVIDIA card...it's a PNY.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 12:39 AM

PNY is a company like XFX, eVGA, BFG, ASUS, and many others who take the reference design that nVidia provides and brand/make their own cards based upon that. It is an nVidia GeForce Card, because nVidia does not make or sell video cards. It would create a conflict of interest.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:18 AM

Well, it can't hurt to try.

no it cant ,
I just read the link he posted in his first post and you/we are just telling him things he tried already ,like loading vista drivers in compatibility mode and stuff hes tried it all already .time to enjoy what you have or get a new computer !

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:28 AM

The graphics card is posting when it boots up?

Set windows update to search for windows and other updates from microsoft update and it may find a generic driver for your card if you haven't already done so.
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