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cant play games on Geforce FX 5600

By azndawger
Sep 28, 2005
  1. deres sumthing wrong with mai video card but i dont noe wut. the graphic comes out different color and the pictures for movies and clips come out too bright. i have

    AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
    1.99 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM

    i use a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5600.

    i tried different monitors and 2 video card including 3D prophet 7000 64 MB DDR

    and the other ruins the screen more den the Geforce one. i cant play gunbound or maplestory with it. and it lags with the Prophet.
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

    Sounds like you need the latest drivers
    for that card. Go HERE
    78.01
    G'Luck
     
  3. Dave66

    Dave66 TS Rookie

    Having similar problem with games

    I have recently updated my motherboard to AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2Ghz as my Pentium blew. I have all the peripherals from the old system. Am running on Windows XP (Sp2). The graphics card - Nvidia GeForce 5600 (256Mb) have change the BIOS settings to - AGP4x Bus from (8x) - Aperture 256Mb (from 64) - Fastwrite is disabled (was enabled). The problem I am having is that I cannot play games either. The card came out of an older PC with AMD processor and ran fine both on that and on my Pentium. But now my graphics lock completely after playing for any length of time. I am trying to play Tomb Raider 6 (as 5 won't even install) - driver version 78.01 (latest) - running DirectX 9.0c

    :( CAN ANYONE HELP??????
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Dave, you are running XP now but were those older computers using an older OS? If so, you can try changing the compatibility mode for each game. Also, maybe your power supply is weak. If it's salvaged from an older system, it may have worked fine but the newer system is more demanding or maybe it contributed to the death of the old PC.
     
  5. Dave66

    Dave66 TS Rookie

    Cant play games on GeForce 5600

    Thanks for the interest Mailpup :) - The older systems weren't that old, they all ran on XP. This new motherboard is in a new case too, so I am not sure what the PSU output is. I have tried many different 'fixes' from many forums, but if you have any suggestions I would appreciate it. I am at a loss with it, but want to get it working. :blush:
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    If the power supply is a "no name" brand that came with the new case, that would be an item to look at. Do you have a known good one to test it against?
     
  7. Dave66

    Dave66 TS Rookie

    The power supply in the new case is exactly the same as the old one (both 300w). My partner has just confirmed this. The 'older' AMD board this card was on was a 32-bit (not sure about the Pentium) but my new board is a 64-bit. Would this contribute to a conflict, thus locking the graphics on games?
     
  8. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    We need some more specifics about your system.

    Is this Geforce card AGP or PCI? If PCI, does your mainboard have any kind of integrated video?

    If you can obtain your exact mainboard as well as PCI/AGP on that Geforce card, this would be helpful for the next diagnostic steps/suggestions.
     
  9. Dave66

    Dave66 TS Rookie

    Would the txt file from the DXDiag utility help?

    The card is AGP

    ------------------
    System Information
    ------------------
    Time of this report: 10/18/2005, 14:46:48
    Machine name: DESKTOP
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: 939A8
    System Model: 939A8X-M
    BIOS: Default System BIOS
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 1024MB RAM
    Page File: 241MB used, 2727MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

    ------------
    DxDiag Notes
    ------------
    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. DirectDraw test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 7 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 8 test results: All tests were successful. Direct3D 9 test results: All tests were successful.
    Sound Tab 1: DirectSound test results: All tests were successful.
    Music Tab: DirectMusic test results: All tests were successful.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

    --------------------
    DirectX Debug Levels
    --------------------
    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

    ---------------
    Display Devices
    ---------------
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce FX 5600
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0312&SUBSYS_91261462&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 256.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7801 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 8/2/2005 16:35:00, 3908864 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: No
    WHQL Date Stamp: None
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 8/2/2005 16:35:00, 3198560 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4052-11CF-AB69-2CB100C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0312
    SubSys ID: 0x91261462
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {212DC722-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
    {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D7 Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D8 Test Result: All tests were successful.
    D3D9 Test Result: All tests were successful.
     
  10. Dave66

    Dave66 TS Rookie

    Just a quick note:

    I have tried the same game on a different card (Nvidia GeForce 5200) and still the same problem. I do not have any other cards to try.

    Suggestions would be most appreciative.
     
  11. Dave66

    Dave66 TS Rookie

    Another note:

    Just updated the bios from v1.1 to v1.7 and that hasn't worked either. Am getting to the stage where I will melt each component in turn soon. :)
     
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