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I have used my geforce 5500 for about 3 years and a couple of months ago it started behaving awkwardly.Firstly, the images become pixelated and choppy with different colors running over the screen right from booting.And most devastating is that it refuses to display any image when i boot it.I have tried severai times fidgeting with my motherboard and even to the extent of purchasing a new powersupply but the problem persists.My pc specs are p4 3ghz ram 1.74gb and psu 350watts.Pls i need your help desperately cos i do not want to purchase a new card..

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Try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers on the disk that came with the Card. If you dont have it any more go to NVIDIA website and download from there.

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