Driver issues (nvidia geforce fx 5500)

By chjoco15 ยท 6 replies
Aug 15, 2007
  1. When i install drivers for my geforce fx 5500, it really messes up my computer. Whenever i play any game, everything starts flashing different colors, and the entire screen look like shards of multicolored glass. And when i am on the internet or sumthin like that, it starts to freeze, then after about 10 seconds the screen goes black, and then it comes back on and unfreezes. It did about every 30 seconds.

    Then when i uninstall the drivers, everything is fine, except their are some things i cant do without drivers

  2. chjoco15

    chjoco15 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    plz people i really need some help with this
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have you tried the 162.18 drivers?

    If not, uninstall whatever drivers you have now and download the above drivers from the Nvidia website. Make sure you choose the FX series drivers.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. chjoco15

    chjoco15 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    just tried that, computer crashes halfway through installation...
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m not sure what else to suggest, other than trying some older drivers.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Go back to 93.71 or earlier. The 162.18 drivers have issues if you have 1.5GB of ram or less. Also the 5000 series was just added to this Forceware version. I have an FX5500 on my old system and updated to these with 1GB ram and after 10minutes rolled-back to 93.71
  7. chjoco15

    chjoco15 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    same thing happens, my computer shuts down halfway through installation
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