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mathwizi2005

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#1 10 years ago

i hv a nvidia fx5500 pci 128mb ever since i installed the latest geforce drivers and now i cant change the resolution to anything lower than 1024 x 768 when i do, it comes up with a "Out of frequency range" and i have to change to my onboard video card to change the res back

any ideas on how to fix this besides uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling?




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#2 10 years ago

Mathwizi2005, I suggest you update your GPU. That GPU is very old, I'd say about two generations from now. The memory from that GPU is also extremely low.

Also, I don't exactly know. I didn't even think a GPU like that could support such a high resolution.




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#3 10 years ago
Icespeed;4588547I didn't even think a GPU like that could support such a high resolution.

1024 x 768 is a high resolution to you? :Puzzled:

Mathwizi, try changing screen refresh rate. That might do the trick. Btw, why do you want to lower your resolution below 1024 x 768?




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#4 10 years ago

It's actually 5 generations old, and from what may be the worst nvidia cards of them all, the dreaded 5 series. *shudders*

I would suggest rolling back to an older driver if this new one caused this issue. New drivers aren't likely necessary for your card since most of what they'll fix is for games you'd have no business running on that card in the first place. (Crysis, Oblivion, AoC, etc)

Be sure to use a driver cleaning app before installing the new (err, older) driver again to avoid possible conflicts.

On a side note, I'm using the latest Vista x64 nvidia driver (175.xx) and the lowest resolution it allows me to use is 800x600.

I suppose it goes without saying that the FX5500 is essentially obsolete for gaming. :(




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#5 10 years ago

Entire GeForce 5 generation sucks proverbial ass. I skipped it completely and went from GeForce 4 to GeForce 6. =p




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#6 10 years ago

Ah, it was a expression but 5 generations old is correct.




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#7 10 years ago

I love how te posts are spent saying how shit the 5 series was and not helping the guy, lol.




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#8 10 years ago

Either uninstall the drivers and download an older version, or live with 1024x768+. Why do you want it below that anyway? I mean, modern versions of Windows (as in XP and Vista) don't normally let you go below 800x600, and 1024x768 isn't a massive step up from that unless you're using a tiny tiny tiny monitor.




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#9 10 years ago
Tricorder;45886131024 x 768 is a high resolution to you? :Puzzled:

That too was a expression although, what I meant by my comment is a GPU in that status using that resolution is quite high.

Ignore me actually, i don't know much knowledge on GPU'S.




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#10 10 years ago
Vince;4588740I love how te posts are spent saying how shit the 5 series was and not helping the guy, lol.

I cant help but notice that you didn't help ether.... but you should think about up grading to like err a 6200 for like 25-50 here I found a newegg link Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P1-N399-LX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards if you can get that then it would be alloooooot better then what you have now (if you want something better got to 7x00 and look under agp for your card)

and yes try rolling back drivers (tip: if you dont have a driver problem dont try and fix it (AKA dont update your drivers if they are working fign (cause you dont get any new features like programs)))




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