Video Card Help

By always_needs_he ยท 6 replies
Nov 26, 2007
  1. I just recently installed Vista Ultimate on my pc. So I got a new graphics card so I could run windows aero and the dreamscene and all that new stuff, and for gaming. Well i got a Nvidia Geforece fx 5500 and when I install it in the computer and the drivers it gives me a code 12, not enough resources. I tried disabling other devices, even taking some out. I still get the same error code. I tried it in a friends computer and it works just fine and my computer is suppose to be better. I have the system requirements, so is there anyone who can help. Below are my computer specs. Thank YOUMainboard :*Dell Computer Corp. UnspecifiedChipset :*Intel i845PEProcessor :*Intel Pentium 4 @ 2400 MHzPhysical Memory :*1024 MB (2 x 512 DDR-SDRAM )Video Card :*Nvidia Corp GeForce4 MX 420 [NV17.3]Hard Disk :*WDC (160 GB)DVD-Rom Drive :*LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1P ATA DeviceDVD-Rom Drive :*SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616T ATA DeviceMonitor Type :*Dell Computer DELL E177FP - 17 inchesNetwork Card :*Broadcom Corp BCM4309 802.11a/b/gNetwork Card :*Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) PRO/100 VE Network ConnectionOperating System :*Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate Professional 6.00.6000 DirectX :*Version 10.00
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You might want to check Dell's website for Vista Upgrading advice. I don't see anything obvious except increasing memory to 2GB
  3. always_needs_he

    always_needs_he TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well on the other computer I put the card in it only had a half gb and it ran. This one has 1 gb. And bad thing is, on dell it said this computer is only upgradeable to 1 gb. And I went to dell and checked for drivers, nothing.
  4. Gavin_Capacitor

    Gavin_Capacitor TS Rookie Posts: 47

  5. always_needs_he

    always_needs_he TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Are you serious? How much better is that? I paid close to $100 for this one.
  6. always_needs_he

    always_needs_he TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, and thats a pci-express, I only have pci and agp.
  7. _FAKE_

    _FAKE_ TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Yea, pretty big mistake getting the FX5500. There are SO much faster graphics cards for agp for very cheap prices. You can get a 7600GT AGP for about $100 or less which is about 50 times faster than the FX5500. Plus it has loads more features.
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