Geforce fx 5700

By Cylix
May 5, 2007
  1. I have an issue with my video crashing Ive tried everything from new ram to new motherboard got the vista drivers and all it works fine for a while but then locks up sometimes when it starts doing that it won't let me use cam or play anything greater than command and conquer red alert anything more intense graphicly than that and it crashes. Other times I can play whatever. please advise

    here is my belarc system profile

    Operating System System Model
    Windows Vista Home Basic (build 6000) Micro-Star Inc. MS-6398 100
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Celeron
    8 kilobyte primary memory cache
    128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Micro-Star Inc. MS-6398 100
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. V3.0 11/26/2001
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    140.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    118.37 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-106 ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    MDT MD200JB-00CRA1 [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n MDT-MMA8E2445504, rev 17.07W17, SMART Status: Healthy
    WDC WD1200BB-00CAA0 [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 1, s/n WD-WMA8C1652353, rev 16.06V16, SMART Status: Healthy 512 Megabytes Installed Memory

    Slot '0' is Empty
    Slot '1' has 512 MB
    Slot '2' is Empty
    Local Drive Volumes

    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 20.02 GB 10.94 GB free
    d: (NTFS on drive 1) 120.02 GB 107.43 GB free

    Network Drives
    None detected
    Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
    local user accounts last logon
    DOC 5/5/2007 2:29:41 PM (admin)
    local system accounts
    Administrator 11/2/2006 6:01:15 AM (admin)
    Guest never

    Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:

    Controllers Display
    Standard floppy disk controller
    ATA Channel 0 [Controller]
    ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
    Intel(R) 82801BA Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 244B NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 [Display adapter]
    MAG 986FS [Monitor] (18.0"vis, March 2002)
    Bus Adapters Multimedia
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
    Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2442
    Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2444 CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
    Unsupported Standard Game Port
    Communications Other Devices
    Creative Modem Blaster V.90 PCI DI5655

    6TO4 Adapter
    Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter

    Intel(r) PC Camera CS630
    Intel(r) PC Camera CS630 Image Storage
    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Intel(r) PC Camera CS630 USB Controller
    USB Root Hub (2x)
    Generic volume shadow copy
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    The video card may be running too hot. Check out its temperature using Riva Tuner or another good software.

    Also, your CPU may be running hot, the RAM may be failing (you can check it out using Memtest86), the PSU (power suuply) may not be good enough.... So many things :(

    If you want, open up your PC, and check out the PSU's sticker. How many A does it provide on the +12V rail(s)?
    What is it's rated wattage?

    I assume you have the latest Vista drivers right?

    And finally, welcome to Techspot! :wave:
  3. Cylix

    Cylix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have new ram as the old ones I had were bad I changed the board and was a bit low on lithium grease so I "borrowed" some from some discheveled parts in the garage the card is a bit old like 2 years but the power supply is only a year old its 400 w or something ummmmm its fairly cold in the house and the side is off on the puter always has been (I like looking at the parts for some reason) IM thinking heat issue but Im not sure its either the board or the video card me thinks if its not heat
  4. Cylix

    Cylix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    btw ty for the welcome
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Is the Geforce's heatsink clean? Is the fan spinning?
  6. Cylix

    Cylix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    both are clean and fan does spin yes... sorry for the delay...
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Could be those Nvidia Vista drivers. They seem to be horrible.

    Anyway, check out the temperatures using a good monitoring software, like Everest Free Edition.

    If the temps are ok, and it keeps crashing, it wouldn't be a bad idea to replace that FX5700 ;)
  8. Cylix

    Cylix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    looking for it but the links so far have all shown down for maintanance anyone got any links?
  9. Cylix

    Cylix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nm foun one..
  10. Cylix

    Cylix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok ran the utility (riva tuner) but am unawares how toget the cards running temp..plz help
  11. Cylix

    Cylix TS Rookie Topic Starter

    btw did I mention that othe than the initial post beep I get two more after that?
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