Just wanted to confirm that this works 6 years later...even better than described! Can't rave too much about how helpful this was in avoiding a $3,000 upgrade to my embedded XP system for manufacturing. (Ok, I could have tried another (better) video card and looked for Win 7 drivers but I'll save that for when the FX5600 finally kicks the bucket.) In my case the suggestion to run as admin under Windows XP SP3 was all that was needed. The installer ran to successful completion and after a restart all was good! Win 7 finally recognizes the FX5600 with its support for 1920x1080. Fantastic! Well done! Thanks so much for Tom's Hardware and a great bunch of members as the above.I have just gone through the process of upgrading my elderly home PC from XP to Windows 7 (32-bit), and eventually got my Winfast A310 TD MyVivo card, which is based on the Nvidia Geforce FX 5600 working (I had been using the Nvidia drivers under XP).
I tried the Omega drivers as per instructions above with partial success. My two problems were:
I was successful with the drivers from the Nvidia site, though. Here's how:
- There did not appear to be any support for 1920x1200 monitors. Available resolutions were too small or too big.
- Couldn't find any support for dual monitors.
Do a manual driver search on www.geforce.com/drivers, by selecting the following options:
Choose driver: GeForce Release 175.16 WHQL 13 May 2008, which downloads file "175.16_geforce_winxp_32bit_international_whql.exe".
- Geforce 5 FX Series
- Windows XP
Run this file as administrator under Windows XP SP3 compatability mode (see instructions for Omega driver above). The installation files are extracted into a folder of your choice. I chose C:\temp.
The installation will eventually throw an error to say that these drivers are not compatible with Windows 7. Cancel the installation and locate the extracted file c:\temp\\NVIDIA\Win2k\175.16\IS\setup.exe. Right click on this file, and set the properties to run it as Administrator under Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode.
Double-click on setup.exe, and the drivers should install fine.