Question about XFX GeForce FX 5500 Graphic Card

4 Answers

Have a new 23 inch samsung monitor that requires res 1920x1080

GeForce fx5500 graphics card wont allow me to set the res higher than 1600x1900 - have downloaded the latest driver - but still wont help

Posted by on

  • mail2david Apr 23, 2009

    Thanks for your reply - It is a 2333SW The monitor itself is telling me it needs me to set the PC resolution to 1920x1080


4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The problem is the cable connection to the video card.
When using the DVI output of the FX 5500, the maximum screen resolution that you can select is 1280 x 1024.

But, if you use the Analog (VGA) output, the card will support resolutions up to 2048 x 1536, which should be ok.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 728 Answers

Hi mail2david,

First off what is the model number of your 23 inch samsung. Some monitors can only go up to certain resolutions, regardless of downloading 1 million different drivers, the screen's resolution is all it can go. Look in your monitor's manual, and it should tell you maximum resolution.

Good Luck, and don't forget to leave a rating.

Thanks Mark

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

  • Mark Taylor
    Mark Taylor Apr 23, 2009

    Alright , well, since your screen can handle the pixel's, that leave a few other things we have to look at. First what is your computer, brand, model, motherboard? Then what operating system?

    If you are familiar with Bios, open Bios and check to make sure your setting are similiar to these:

    Assign IRQ to VGA: Enable
    PnP O/S Installed: Enable
    VGA Pallet Snooping: Disable
    PCI Bursting: Disable PCI Latency Timer: 128 Peer Concurrency: Disable
    Video BIOS Shadowing: Disable
    Video RAM Cacheable: Disable
    USWC: Disable/UC
    Pipeline Cache Write: Disable
    PCI 2.1 Compliance: Enable (Only needed when using PCI graphic cards)
    Passive Release: Enable
    Delayed Transaction:Enable
    VGA Boot Sequence:AGP (When using an AGP graphics card)
    Graphics Aperture Size: 128MB (When using an AGP graphics card)
    AGP Turbo Read Mode: Disable
    AGP Turbo Write Mode: Disable

    Then based on the motherboards manufacturer: go to their site and make sure you have the most current "CHIPSET" driver for that board. The AGP slot that the graphics card is sitting in, is controlled by the Chipset driver. Motherboards are all different, and the AGP port could be an issue. Your graphics card is an 8x but if your board only accepts 4x the graphics card will cut out pixels on you. But based on your screen and graphics card, I'll bet it's a newer computer, so it should be able to handle 36x. So, then it might be the Chipset driver isn't the right one.

    I'll stop here, before going to another solution to see if these can resolve the problem.

    Let me know.



  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Nvidia geforce using dvi connection to monitor doesnot supports resolution higher than 1600X900. Switch to newer version 6 of nvidia to obtain resoultions upto 2050.

Posted on Feb 01, 2014

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

Not all (if any) Geforce FX5500 can run such high resolutions.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Pls help me to solve my problem with my nvidia geforce fx5500 256mb .. the problem is my pc will restart when i tried running onlinegames with good graphics with my fx5500 256mb even these games was run in...


OK, firstly, i will suggest that you take out the graphics card and give it a good clean. When the computer restarts during game-play, it is usually an overheating issue with the graphics card itself.

So, the thing is, if you take out the graphics card fro your PC, you will notice that there is a lot of dust on the cooling fan. Use compressed air to clean the fan unit. I would further suggest that you redo the thermal paste on the CPU of the card.

Furthermore, it can only be an driver issue, so, you will be able to download the latest driver for this specific unit at the web page below.

Click HERE.

Kind regards

Nov 27, 2010 | Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 Video Card Graphic...

5 Answers


Just click here to get VGA drivers for your GeForce FX 5500 .

Please rate this solution by clicking the thumbs up at the top right of this solution. Your rating is much appreciated.

Nov 03, 2010 | Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 Video Card Graphic...

1 Answer

I would like to install the most current device driver for my video card

try to download from this site,

Apr 05, 2010 | MSI NVIDIA Geforce FX5500 Graphics Card...

2 Answers

Ragnarok online freezes after installing geforce

probably that your power supply is not sufficient to handle geforce fx5500. you may try to install the latest driver for this video card or if not, try to check if upgrading your power supply will help

Dec 07, 2009 | MSI FX5500-TD256 GeForce FX 5500, (256 MB)...

3 Answers

Cant play 3d games on geforce fx5500

Have you installed the latest driver? Uninstall the old one and install new one after reboot. Don't install the 64bit one at the top asit's beta,good luck John

Aug 02, 2009 | MSI FX5500-TD256 GeForce FX 5500, (256 MB)...

4 Answers

Problem with the Nvidia GeForce FX5500 256M DDR driver

Try this it will automatically detect the best driver for your Nvidia graphics card. (And yes its free)

Oct 06, 2008 | MSI FX5500-TD256 GeForce FX 5500, (256 MB)...

3 Answers

Inno3d GeForce FX 5500 problems

try to re-seat your graphics card and install the latest drivers

Jun 01, 2008 | MSI FX5500-TD256 GeForce FX 5500, (256 MB)...

4 Answers

Nvidia NVIDIA GeForce FX5500.

hi raul,

In order to download the drivers for the FX5500 you need to visit
At this website you need to adjust the following parameters:

Product type - leave at GeForce
Product series - set to GeForce 5FX Series
Operating System - select the OS you are running on your PC
Language - Select the language you prefer
click Search
on the next page click Download Now

I hope you find this information helpful in solving the problem.
Please take the time to rate this solution.
Kind regards and thanks for using the FixYa service.

Mar 23, 2008 | Nvidia GeForce FX5500 128MB DDR AGP Video...

2 Answers

Geforce FX5500 installed to P4M800-M7A motherboard

can you start the computer in safe mode (press F8 key) and install the latest nvidia driver available from
make sure your windows is updated as well.

Mar 08, 2008 | InnoVISION Multimedia Technologies GeForce...

Not finding what you are looking for?
XFX GeForce FX 5500 Graphic Card Logo

1,832 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top XFX Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

778 Answers

KG John Justin
KG John Justin

Level 2 Expert

105 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Are you a XFX Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides