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Windows 7: Solution for GeForce FX 5500 with Win7

01 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Solution for GeForce FX 5500 with Win7

DELL 2007FWP & GeForce FX 5500
with Windows 7
01/01/10




Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This has been a quest!
I don't know how long this will last, but after 2 days of struggle I finally have my monitor's native resolution of 1680 x 1050 back. Turn's out (of course) that my display card is way out of date and there are no Windows 7 drivers only Vista and those are very erratic. Finally did find a workaround with a 2 part approach:


Use..


Drive Cleaner Pro (for free) from:
DCProSetup_15.zip - FTP Mirror Search (Downloads)
which removes all traces of the old drivers


Use this driver:
96.85_forceware_winvista_x86_international_whql.exe


Extract the driver but cancel the install


Then run


Mobility Modder from:
NVIDIA MobilityModder - HardwareHeaven.com


which modifies the older driver


Then install the driver, and viola!






So we'll see how it goes...

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06 Jan 2010   #2

Win7
 
 

You can also use the newer forceware 158.18 & 163.11 drivers as per here. It's surprising how well older gear runs Windows 7 Aero, even with only WDDM 1.0 support.
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06 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

My FX5500 card hasnt had any problems with Windows 7.
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21 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I also have a problem with this card. Im using windows 7 professional and 18.5" WXGA lcd monitor connected through DVI. When Im using DVI, i only get resolutions 1280x720 (recommended) I cant get the native resolution of 1366 x 768. and on VGA i only get 1360 x 768. I always want to use DVI. Please help me.
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