Question about MSI FX5500-TD256 GeForce FX 5500, (256 MB) Graphic Card

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Flashing screen, no video, locks up

I have a nvidia Geforce FX 5500, i have been having a problem for some time. it is slowly getting worse. at least now i know what i can and cannot do to maintain normal operating. If i try to look at pictures or play a video the screen starts flashing. depending on which i am doing determines how badly. sometimes it is flashing so quickly that i cannot see what i am doing or it locks up the computer and my only option is to restart. when the problem first began i would play videos it will come up with the audio but no video will play. at one point the computer shut down on it's own and when it came back up it told me a serious error had occured with my video card and i needed to update. i did what windows recommended and it got worse. now if i try to watch a video it will just lock up or flash so quickly i have to restart. I tried downloading the drivers off the nvidia website. it didnt make a change to the situation. only to the resolution and settings. the computer tells me it can find no better matches for drivers. the windows troubleshooting tells me to lower the acceleration but when i do that, i get a pop up from one of the programs that it needs to be set at full to work properly. if you have any suggestions please let me now. this is driving me crazy. i am so tired or restarting all the time. also, i am able to create videos using my webcam, but i cannot view them myself. up until yesterday i had been able to email them to family and they had no problems watching them. yesterday one that was sent showed no codec and would only play audio.

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  • AJLe Dec 28, 2008

    Same issue with the same card. I note very slow startup with a good display, then after a few minutes, the display starts to flash. Then the computer will either hang or restart. Sometimes it shuts itself down. I have cleaned out the fans and checked they are running smoothly. Video card has been removed and re-installed.

    Could it be a main processor problem rather than a graphics card fault? I will try another card when I can get one. The 5500 AGP seems to be discontinued, so will go up a notch.



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Its not the symptoms of an overheating videocard, but you may want to check it. Open the computer cover and see if the fan of the videocard is still running smoothly. If it is not, you may want to change the fan of the videocard or place some oil as temporary solution(if you know how to). If it is running smoothly, try reseating the videocard. Symptoms of overheating videocards usually are discoloration, lines, garbage characters, hang-ups and restarts. Your case may be in its early stage, but if identified early, it can still be helped.

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Looks like a faulty card. I have replaced it with a Sapphire ATI card and all is well. Pinnacle Media Center TV now shows upside down and back to front digital pictures, but that's another issue!

Posted on Dec 28, 2008


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SOURCE: Can't re-install Nvidia driver GALAXY GeFORCE FX 5500

go to safe mode.
uninstall all video drivers
restart computer to bios screen.
disable other video bios
shut down computer
restart computer and do not let windows install its own.
get your disk or get the newest drivers from nvidia here and install.

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SOURCE: Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB... Problem

Hi jhacy, I went over all you're posted questions conserning this issue with the FX5500 video card. Please include the manufacture name of you're motherboard & its model number. It is possible the video card is bad (Even if it's new). There are settings in the motherboard bios that me need to be shut off if the motherboard has an integreated video card onboard. It's possible that the AGP slot on you're board is dirty & needs to be cleaned. Please list the name or name's of the games you have tried to run but freeze you're computer or crash you're system.
I will automatically recieve an email from fixya when you post the information I have asked for above. Untill than, take care!

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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SOURCE: driver installer

try to download here

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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SOURCE: i have Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP 8x / DVI / VGA /

try downloading " Driver Magician ". This searches for and updates all drivers on your system. There is a small fee for registration but this has been a God-send for me.

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SOURCE: Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 8x/ 256Mb

Try this driver if you are using windows XP 32bit

Hope this help

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