GeForce FX5500 PCI video card
Posted on 2011-09-19
I have a new MSI G3ITM-P2I motherboard with a new Pentium Dual core E5800 3.20ghz processor. 2 gigs DDR2 ram. I have 1 GeForce FX 5500 PCI card installed and use the Intel G33/G31 Express chipset Family onboard video. This set up works perfectly with WinXP SP3. I installed Win 7 Enterprise SP1 and lost the onboard video, the second monitor just won't show up in the display properties although it is available in device manager. I've updated the drivers for the PCI card to the newest available. Then I installed another GeForce FX5500 PCI card it worked fine for a few days. Now I have only one card working and the display is only green & blue tinged. When the computer goes into power saving mode, the display comes up in different colours, then a message alert says the display adapter stopped working but has restarted and is now working. The second monitor is black, you can see the mouse pointer on the monitor though and the outline of open boxes. The onboard video shows up in device manager in Win7, says it's working properly, but it doesn't show up as an option under display properties the 2 PCI cards are there, and I can change the resolution on both, but the 2nd monitor is the black one. I am using a DVI cable on my main display and a DVI-VGA adapter for the second one. I don't understand why the onboard video VGA won't work at all in Win7. I was told I could run Win7 with just 2 gigs of ram, but could that be my problem, not enough ram?