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Add NVida FX5500 Graphics Card - Dell Dimension 1100

I am trying to uprade graphics on Dell Dimension 1100 with Intel Graphics. Installed Nvidia Fx5500 card and driver and device manager stays the driver is correct, but I get no video from the NVidia card. I disabled onboard Intel, but still had no video on NVidia card.  I can't find any entries in bios for choosing which adapter is default.  I also tried setting up as dual monitor, but Nvidia does not work.  It is a brand new card.

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If it gives no signal, the card is defect.

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Help with upgrading Dell Dimension 4600 GPU


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The Dell Dimension 4100 Desktop PC, utilizes an AGP slot on the motherboard, for a graphics card.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/17152514/17275500.aspx

There are different styles of AGP expansion slots.
The one on your motherboard was the last current style of AGP -

AGP 8X

Therefore your Dimension 4100 uses an AGP 8X graphics card.
It is (Was) an Nvidia GeForce FX5200 graphics card, and the AGP 8X style.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

To replace it just use a graphics card that is AGP 8X, and is better, or equivalent to the GeForce FX5200.

You also need to know that your Power Supply in your computer, will handle the power requirements for the computer system, AND your new found AGP 8X graphics card.

Power Supply was rated, at a maximum Wattage rating of 200 Watts.
Problem is; that back in the day when the Dimension 4100 was made, the Power Supply manufacturer 'Fudged' the real Wattage specifications.

Power was (Is) more like 60 to 70 percent of what is stated.
Divide 200 Watts by 10
= 20
Now take that times 6, for 60 percent.
= 120 Watts
Now take that times 70, for 70 percent.
= 140 Watts
ACTUAL power

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4410189&CatId=2234

I would recommend this one, but it requires 250 Watts MINIMUM,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=853908&CatId=2234

[Graphics card manufacturers, base the Minimum power requirements for their graphics cards; based on a test computer system.

So the Minimum power requirement stated, is not only for the graphics card; but ALSO the rest of the computer.
The test computer system is usually based, on all of the top of the line, power consuming hardware components; of that time

Top of the line powerful Processors, and Motherboards.
Add to that the maximum amount of Ram Memory, that can be used.
Two optical drives, (CD/DVD drive)
Processor fan, and at least two computer case fans ]

KNOW THIS:

A) FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer, and BEFORE taking any new parts out of their Anti-Static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return

B) Windows running on your computer, PUT the Installation disk that comes with the graphics card, in your optical drive tray.
(CD/DVD drive)
Install ALL software.

There will be Drivers you are installing, and also a graphical user interface. (GUI)
The GUI for an Nvidia graphics card, (Evga GeForce 6200 is an Nvidia card), is the Nvidia Control Panel.

(For ATI it's Catalyst Control Center)

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device

In this case the device is the graphics card.
What version of Windows operating system was not stated.

-> AFTER <- you have installed the software, and if it asks you do you wish to restart your computer; the answer is -> NO

Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen.
Now turn the computer off normally.

Follow Anti-Static Procedures, and Physically install the graphics card.
Note*
The AGP expansion slot on the motherboard, will have a type of Locking Arm on it. With most the end of the arm, has a 'fingerdip' in it.
Makes it look as though you press DOWN, on the end of the Locking Arm, in order to release it. (Unlock)

Actually you GENTLY pull up a little on the PLASTIC Locking Arm, to release it.
Release to remove the old graphics card, and to install the new one.

After the new graphics card is installed, attach the monitor cable to it, and close the computer case.
Turn the computer on.

You MAY have to go into the Nvidia Control Panel, and set Screen resolution, and other parameters.

(Look up your monitor by it's manufacturer name, and model number. {Back of monitor - Model Number}
See what the Screen resolution is.
Example - 1280 x 800 pixels

Set Color quality to High (32 bit)

Have additional questions please post in a Comment, or Reply.
(Below my solution)

[When a device is installed on a computer with Windows, Windows will 'break it's neck' to find suitable, matching drivers.

If THE drivers are not there, Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic drivers.
This = NO
A Driver Conflict can result.

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

With THE drivers installed first, Windows will find them.

May 06, 2013 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Reinstalled Windows XP on an old computer (DELL Dimension 2400) and the monitor won't display above basic resolution. Downloaded and reinstalled the monitor driver and still no good. Opened up START


According to the Dell Support web site the Dell Dimension 2400 has a built in Intel 3D extreme graphics adapter, assuming you are using this and not a PCI graphics card.

Go to the Intel Download Centre and run their Intel Driver Update Utility which will automatically scan your system for updated drivers for any installed or integrated Intel devices.

If the Intel Utility identifies an updated driver for your graphics adapter then download and install that which should enable you to configure a higher resolution for your display.

Dec 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Will this graphics card work with my Dell Dimension 2400? http://www.amazon.com/nVIDIA-GeFORCE-FX5500-256MB-Graphics/dp/B0042A9M5S/ref=pd_cp_e_3


Yes, that should work fine. That card uses the PCI interface, which there are 3 slots for on the Dell Dimension 2400.

Mar 28, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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The latest driver 175.19 for geforce fx5500 not working have tried everything poss. i have other techs working on the prob too! they must have given up in frustration - like im about to.


sounds like yo had the same Probles that I had with my 5200 geforce The install did not go well. what was happening was the direct x was binding  to the old mother board graphics system and not the new card .  to make it rebind  just change the refresh rate in the nvidia  icon in your task bar . disable the display adapter from device  manager for the motherboard graphics .put the card in the slot  change the montior cord boot up check you direct x by typing  in run dxdiag and test directx to be sure it is runing with your card you can also see that fron the about nvidia you must have the driver for the card installed to do all this.. hope I helped 

Apr 15, 2010 | Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 / 256MB DDR / AGP...

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


try to download from this site, http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_175.19_whql.html

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

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Having problems installing a Geforce fx5500 on my dell deminsion


sounds like yo had the same Problems that I had with my 5200 geforce The install did not go well. what was happening was the direct x was binding to the old mother board graphics system and not the new card . to make it rebind just change the refresh rate in the nvidia icon in your task bar . disable the display adapter from device manager for the motherboard graphics .put the card in the slot change the monitor cord boot up check you direct x by typing in run dxdiag and test directx to be sure it is running with your card you can also see that from the about nvidia you must have the driver for the card installed to do all this.. hope I helped  install the driver first then disable download latest drivers here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us 

Feb 07, 2010 | XFX GeForce FX 5500 Graphic Card

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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)...

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HOW TO GET PIXEL SHADER3.0


Pixel Shader 3 is a hardware feature. You can only get Pixel Shader 3 by getting a new graphics card, as it cannot be 'installed' with software. Please don't use all caps, it doesn't make people want to help.

Feb 01, 2009 | Generic Memory nVIDIA FX5500 256MB 8x PCI...

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Nvida geforce fx5500 256 agp compatible with intel d865gbf ?


Yes, they should be compatible. The Intel d865gbf has an AGP port that supports AGP 4x/8x, and so does the FX5500. You should be fine.

Nov 05, 2008 | Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 Video Card Graphic...

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Is my Motherboard compatible?


Try to find out what the AGP voltage is on the motherboard.
Some graphics cards use 1.5 volts and some use 3.
If it's a 1.5 volt AGP slot and you plug a 3 volt graphics card in, it either wont work or you could permanantly damage both card and motherboard.

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