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Thread: Hardware Review: nVIDIA GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI Video Card FX 5500 V29

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    Hardware Review: nVIDIA GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI Video Card FX 5500 V29

    FrontEnd: StreetDeck
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    Video: nVIDIA GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI Video Card FX 5500 V29
    EBay: $40
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    My company switched phone carriers which allowed me to go from PCMCIA card to USB EVDO. By doing that, I was able to remove the PCMCIA daughterboard and BAM!! Room for a video card!

    If there is any way for you to put this card in your carputer, it is more than worth it! EVERYTHING is so much faster. Navigation screens load faster, screen changes are great, even the visualizations in the background of StreetDeck run flawlessly.

    I did have to modify my case, even having to break out the dremel, but it was well worth the effort.

    If you are at all tired of slow responses in your FrontEnd software, this is the answer! The reason I went with this particular card was price vs. ability. A Geforce card for $40 with 256mb is hard to pass up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielkh View Post
    FrontEnd: StreetDeck
    Computer: Listed in profile

    Video: nVIDIA GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI Video Card FX 5500 V29
    EBay: $40
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    My company switched phone carriers which allowed me to go from PCMCIA card to USB EVDO. By doing that, I was able to remove the PCMCIA daughterboard and BAM!! Room for a video card!

    If there is any way for you to put this card in your carputer, it is more than worth it! EVERYTHING is so much faster. Navigation screens load faster, screen changes are great, even the visualizations in the background of StreetDeck run flawlessly.

    I did have to modify my case, even having to break out the dremel, but it was well worth the effort.

    If you are at all tired of slow responses in your FrontEnd software, this is the answer! The reason I went with this particular card was price vs. ability. A Geforce card for $40 with 256mb is hard to pass up.
    Do you have any issues with crashing? I find my system crashes which i'm assuming this is because the cpu is bogged down at 100%. I was going to just drop this MOBO, but if the new graphics card will resolve my issues then i can hold off. Any input? Also, what codec packs do you use? Also, I've been reading that this card requires 250Watts. how are you powering off a M2-atx 160w?

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    What front end? 1.1.1.0 streetdeck crashes constantly, but 1.0.9.8 is extremely stable and no crashing. Check your ram. I had crashing originally, but found the ram was bad. Turn on full test in bios.
    My opinion is my own.

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    Here's a nice list of video cards and their tested power consumption. Unfortunatly, the GeForce 5500 FX is too old for the list.

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000662.html

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    problem with fx5500

    Ho. I cant seem to get the fx5500 working on my 7inch wharfdale. whatresolution do i set the tv (svideo) to for the screen to work?

    Thanx in advance

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    800x600 or 640x480

    Now, GO GET A VGA monitor!

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    i bought a video card that needs 250 watts, but only running the m2-atx. how did you get your card to work?

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    Which video card did you pickup that requires 250 watts?
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    PNY PCI graphics gforce 5200

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    That card comsumes between 10~15 watts of power. You should be fine as long as you don't overload any of your rails. There's a guide on here somewhere that can help you with making sure you have enough power.
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