Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex 170Ln (170LDNMIN) PC Desktop ?

Problem with upgrading video card

\015 I have a (old) Dell Optiplex 170L (running XP) and am trying to install a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 PCI video card. I inserted the card, started the computer and downloaded what I think is the latest driver. However, the card won't work and when I look under the Device Manager there is the message "This device cannot start (code 10)" I assume I am doing something wrong, but am not sure what. Can anyone help?\015

Answers :

Is this the microtower or the small desktop?

Most often than not a video card will fail to start mostly because of two things

Either it is drawing way more power than the power supply can handle or it was installed incorrectly.

I would recommend uninstalling the card altogether and reinstall using a seperate pci slot on the mothernoard.

Let me know if this helps
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