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geforce4 mx440 to geforcefx 5200

By blentz
Jun 17, 2006
  1. i had a geforce mx 440 with 64mb. i really only play flight simulator 2004. all looked good with the 440. then i got a new geforce fx 5200 128mb. i downloaded all the new drivers but the graphics looked flickery and not as good as with the 440. i but the 440 back in and it looks fine now. is the 5200 junk or what?
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    ALot of the 5200's had 64bit memory interface which cripples the cards 3d performance. If you're on a budget look for a 5500 that has 128bit memory.
     
  3. blentz

    blentz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my mx440 is only 64bit but still run better then the fx5200
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Possibly.

    Does your card have a fan on it? It could be overheating (possibly)
     
  5. blentz

    blentz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it has a fan, but it does seem to be running warm
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Is your card AGP or PCI?

    Clean the fan, and check if it spins correctly.
     
  7. duffguy

    duffguy TS Rookie Posts: 125

    check if u got the right drivers installed. try reinstalling the drivers for the fx5200 from the nvidia website.

    Can u please give us some system specs that will help alot.
     
  8. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    hi,

    The FX 5200 is a good card. I have it and I have never had any problems with it. Make sure however that you download the latest display and bios drivers. Also do you have win xp service pack 2 installed? This may make all the difference. The card may be overheating. did you put the 5200 in the same slot as the the 440? I may not have sufficient space to cool.

    hope this helps,

    regards,

    korrupt
     
  9. blentz

    blentz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is a apg, card and has good space around it. i have a amd 2500 1.8gh with 512mb and i'am running service pack2 and i have down loaded the latest drivers. just downloaded the very latest last night and tried the 5200 again, and still no luck with flight sim, put the 440 back in and all is fine. i think i will just stay with the 440 and put the 5200 in some other computer, thanks for the help.
     
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