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GeForce FX 5200 Problems

By danchapman111
Sep 6, 2005
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  1. Hi there, i recently installed a new graphics card (GeForce FX 5200). Once installed i noticed a difference in my PC performance, i used to play Championship Manager 03/04 and had no problems with performance until this new graphics card was installed. I decided to upgrade my memory from 256 to 640mb ram. I have noticed a difference in Windows load up time but nothing else really. CPU usage is at 100% usually. When windows first loads everything runs smoothly for 20mins or so untill it starts to slow down.
    If anyone could help i'd be very grateful.

    System Details:
    Dell Dimension DIM2350
    Pentium 4 CPU 2.00GHz
    640 MB RAM
    GeForce FX 5200 128MB
    Windows XP
  2. ryssen_87

    ryssen_87 TS Rookie

    same problem

    i have the same problem but my computer is starting to run slow at once in game (like World of Warcraft) i dont know what the problem is becous i didnt have this problem before
  3. jt713

    jt713 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I have a friend with a 2350 from dell. It only has a 200 watt power supply. If everything is fine until the machine heats up the it may be the PSU.

    You need a minimum of 250 watts on the specs for a geforce 4000 and up. I had the 5200 pci in a compaq with 250 watt power supply and it would still flake out by rebooting once in a while.

    Everything you put in your machine uses watts up. If you have alot of stuff in it even 250 may not be enough.

    Compusa has a 400 watt power supply for $10 with a $30 rebate. $40-$30=$10. A good upgrade for the 2350 because that P4 1.8 is way underpowered and very upgradable.


    Component Wattage Required:

    Motherboard 15-30
    Low-End CPU 20-50
    Mid To High-End CPU 40-100
    RAM 7 per 128MB
    PCI Add-In Card 5
    Low To Mid-Range Graphics 20-60
    High-End Graphics 60-100
    IDE Hard Drive 10-30
    Optical Drives 10-25


    Let me know if this solves the problem. If everything is fine and then after sometime it goes bad that doesn't sound like a software problem. It is a PSU/heat problem I think, but I am not much of a tech.
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