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GeForce FX5900 under XP

Posted on 2004-10-21
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Last Modified: 2008-02-07
I have a FX 5900 video card in my PC, it has  analog and DVI connections, but when I put the  card in the only the analog connections was seen the DVI is listed with a yellow ex mark beside it in device manager and says drivers arent installed for this device. I have reinstalled the drivers (many different versions) many times and still get this message. Its not the card because I can take it out of my PC and put it in another and it works fine. Any I ideas why XP isnt seeing the DVI interface? If I hook a DVI cable to it it wont work at all but analog will work fine.

Question by:R Kelly
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ID: 12378603
What motherboard do you you have? are the motherboard drivers installed?

Expert Comment

ID: 12378999
make sure u have this latest driver installed


and try to find a firmware update here:


or anywhere else
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DVation191 earned 1000 total points
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Strange. My 5900 never had two devices listed as an adapter for VGA and DVI. I'd try downloading the drivers from NVIDIAs website and extracting them to a folder with WinRAR or WinZip. Then right click the device in device manager and click "update drivers". Make sure you tell windows you want to pick your own drivers to install. Point windows to the driver directory you just extracted and windows should pick it up.
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Expert Comment

ID: 12383117
there would be experts answering your question on this forum.

i am not an expert.

i just wanted to say that windows XP unlike other windows (98 and me) would install drivers for you and you dont need to install them.

yes if you want to install them install the CATALYST complete. and get the drivers from Nvidia site.


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by:R Kelly
ID: 12385670
Thanks for the responses but as I said I have tried every version of Nvidia driver more than once. It is still listed as a "unknown Device" in device manger. Every PC Ive ever seen with a DVI\analog interface has had both listed under display adapter in device manager, I have 3 more PC's here at home and all work fine with the card except this one and all have both devices listed. I have also installed all the MB drivers on my a7v8x-x board, and updated to the latest BIOS for the MB and V Card.



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ID: 12387392
i suggest you contact nvidia on this matter to clear things up

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