As mentioned briefly in a previous post (http://www.computer-aid.com.au/blog/2008/09/14/geforce-7300gt-sometimes-blanks-for-2-seconds/), I had installed an AGP Galaxy GeForce FX5500 into my PC, but had a few problems with it.
I thought I’d give a few more details, and explain how I fixed it (by coincidence, the solution is the same as the 7300GT problem from my previous post).
Anyway, after installing the video card, I could only get the screen resolution to go as high as 1440 X 900.
If I tried 1680 X 1050, then I’d get something like a virtual 1680X1050 on a smaller 1280 X 1024 display. I could scroll around the “larger” display, but the monitor would not display the native resolution.
I tried all of the monitors OSD settings, but nothing that really worked.
None of the Nvidia display settings (XP control panel) worked either
It seems the DVI output for the FX5500 is rather limited… apparently, the max resolution is something like 1600 X 1200 (but the analog VGA output can go up to 2049 X 1536
So I connect the analogue VGA cable, and the card can now display 1680 X 1050