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nVidia Geforce FX 5500 256MB 128bit AGP Graphics Card

by Lwj328 / March 22, 2012 1:09 PM PDT

Hi all, I have been googling for 2 days trying to get some info on this card I just bought on line. Bought as new open box. Software CD is included. Box reads VGA 3D graphics with trademarks ATI, nVidia, and SIS. I have id'ed SIS and think they manufactured it and have seen the identical card on the internet but always with a part number that I don't have so I don't know my card's specs are the same. The only things on my card are the S/N 2011120096 and 57-2DN0 which I assume must be the model or part number. I have googled and googled on all the variations of trademark with this part number and nothing. Do I have a counterfeit card? The box doesn't look like something I would see at Best Buy for example. It looks cheaply made?? Tired, guess I should say the card is nVidia Geforce FX 5500 256 MB 128bit AGP 8x {or maybe 4x also } with D-sub, DVI-I and S-video outputs. I don't want to put it into my PC if it is junk that might cause damagge to the PC. All advice appreciated.

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Clarification Request
Games Compatible on NVIDIA Inno3D Tornado GeForce FX 5500
by EmanCaindec / May 22, 2012 2:32 PM PDT

Good Day!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 23, 2012 2:34 AM PDT

I would not expect The Sims 3 to work well if at all on this.

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Re: card
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 22, 2012 7:53 PM PDT

The FX 5500 was introduced in 2003. But I see it's still being sold (for 30 euro here) in cards from different manufacturers.

If your PC accomodates an AGP card (not a PCI or PCI-E card), it should work.


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Your PC has what video slot?
by Willy / March 22, 2012 11:46 PM PDT

If your PC doesn't have a AGP video port, then having this old card isn't going to help.

While you state various numbers and such for this card, it boils down that it is a FX5500 using Nvidia video chipset. While the maker itself is the support website, that should be on the box, I would refer to Nvideia for any new drivers, etc. from its support website. As for the box and various numbers, that's common for many makers provide product from the Pacific rim area and sold using this chipset or that under many brands. But, it's important to knwo that the chipset will be the best link to any support as well as the maker of the video card.

tada -----Willy Happy

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nVidia Geforce FX 5500 256MB 128bit AGP Graphics Card
by Lwj328 / March 23, 2012 12:49 AM PDT

Thanks much for your advice.

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nVidia Geforce FX 5500 256MB 128bit AGP Graphics Card
by Lwj328 / March 23, 2012 12:50 AM PDT

Yes, I have an AGP slot so I will give it a try. Thanks much.

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I have the same graphics card.
by Jeff_Sims / June 17, 2013 10:33 AM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension 8200 computer. When I install this graphics card and I restart the computer the monitor shuts down and will not come back on. I also have an external hard drive (500 gig) and it will not power on .
I have a 80 gig hard drive and a 400 gig secondary harddrive.

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Not unexpected.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2013 3:11 PM PDT

Try replacing suspect parts.

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