GeForce FX 5200 Drivers/Updates

By eNjOi
Dec 23, 2004
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  1. Hi.. well I just got a PCI GeForce Fx 5200 128MB (because my computer only has PCI slots :( ), and when I went to test some games I ran into a little bit of trouble.
    When I open the game there is a black column on the left side of the screen, as if the game is not using the full screen. However, when I actually start playin (game has loaded and everything), the screen turns black just in between the loading screen and the time that the game starts. It only goes black for about 5 seconds and then when the game comes up, there is no black column, but everything is shrunken. However in a strategy game, losing that 10 seconds in game speed time really hurts you.
    I'm not sure if I need to download drivers/updates, and if I do, what drivers/updates would I download?
    Thanks,
    eNjOi
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,760

    The drivers that come with video cards are usually out of date. You can download the latest ones at nVidia.com.
  3. jacobin

    jacobin Newcomer, in training

    i am not too sure if i know what i am talking about but i thinki that the newest update which is the v 66.94 is kinda busted cause to me it has downloaded every dll file i needed. thats why i am kinda busted open right now. just an opinion. my its the direct x 9.0c
  4. shadow_29

    shadow_29 Newcomer, in training Posts: 252

    hey.....nvidia cards work ona unified architecture so any videcard from the geforce2 generation to the latest 6800 work on the same drivers but a lot of what that driver has is specifically tuned for the newer version and a lot is useless.i would suggest you try a little older version of there driver.try 45.32 or 30.82 version they always worked great with my cardyou;ll have to check to see which suits you best.
  5. SCHUMIinSA

    SCHUMIinSA Newcomer, in training Posts: 162

    Strange. I also have a nVidia GeForce FX5200 and I have the latest Forceware drivers installed. I think they were 81.something and I have had no problems in any games. My card is however the AGP 8x version.
  6. xdark_angelx

    xdark_angelx Newcomer, in training

    simon

    hi...i need geforce fx 5200 drivers update...is anyone can post up..i ll appreciate..
  7. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,058

  8. debbieboo

    debbieboo Newcomer, in training

    Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 update url

    Hello Xdark__angelX;

    here is the url for the update to your driver (version 81.85 Oct20/05):

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.85.html

    I hope it helps you! Be sure to disable any AntiVirus Software (disconnect from Internet...& remove the old Nvidia Driver from your control panel.
    Start...
    Control Panel..
    Add & Remove Programs...
    Delete Nvidia Driver...

    With AntiVirus Disabled & Disconnected from your Internet...Install the Driver

    Good Luck!
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

  10. swphilly2

    swphilly2 Newcomer, in training

    Sup, need some help

    I have a GeFORCE FX 5200, an i wanted to know what the best setting is for a video game, so maybe my (FPS)"Frams Per Second" for those who dont no :D
  11. iml8agn

    iml8agn Newcomer, in training

    Have the NVidia GeForce XF 5200 and want to upgrade...suggestions?

    Looking to upgrade my graphics card, running into some problems playing the new Quake game, any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  12. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Hello, eNjOi, xdark_angelx, debbieboo, swphilly2, iml8agn and welcome to Techspot :wave: (even though i realize some of you haven't visited for 3 years ;))

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