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Help needed with nvidia geforce fx5200

By wolexf
Apr 20, 2006
  1. I just Got the graphics card above but when i try to install it, its detected as nvidia geforce4 mx440.But when i start my system come on it shows it as Nvidia geforce fx5200.
    Even on installing the driver for that its doesnt work well cant even play games.I dont know what could be wrong, I have downloaded various drivers for nividia from http://driverguide.com but when i try to install it says it doesnt have any driver for my hardware.
    My system specification below
    motherboard made by Phoenix
    640mb ram
    120Gb Hd
    1.80Ghz processor intel celeron
    AGP By Sis
    Onboard Vga Sis650.
    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. emmaholic

    emmaholic TS Rookie

    Me too

    me too,dont we all
     
  3. wolexf

    wolexf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    question

    Is your problem exactly like mine
     
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    I am not sure I am following your problem exactly, but let me ask a few questions here.

    Your system has integrated graphics it seems (judging by the onboard vga Sis650). Is that what you were using before you bought the new fx5200?

    Did you delete the drivers for the onboard graphics, and disable the onboard graphics in your bios before installing the fx5200?
     
  5. wolexf

    wolexf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i Didnt delete the drivers for the onboard vga, I just installed the Fx5200.
    Maybe that could be the problem i will delete thje drivers for the sis650 and reinstall that of the Fx5200.i will report how far i get with that
     
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Normal steps before installing new card:

    1. Boot up into safe mode, go into device manager and delete the drivers for onboard graphics
    2. Boot into bios and disable the onboard (switch to AGP)
    3. Install new card. Plug monitor into new card and fire the system up.
    4. Install new drivers when prompted.
     
  7. wolexf

    wolexf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks i will do just that and feed you back
     
  8. wolexf

    wolexf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    But one more thing
    In terms of AGP i see things like 8x and so on
    does that have anything to do with the problem
    i will like you so shed some light as regards the above
     
  9. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    It probably has nothing to do with the problem, as the fx5200 is "backwards compatible", which means that it adjusts itself depending on what type of AGP slot you have.

    What make/model is your motherboard?

    Did you unintall the onboard graphics, and switch the settings in your bios?
     
  10. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    That just determines the speed of the AGP slot. Make sure the speed is set accordingly to what the video card is compatible with. Also make sure that the BIOS settings are set to NOT use the integrated video chip on the Mobo.
     
  11. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    What's up with the darn Fx5200? This was the card I bought that brought me to TS in the first place. What did it for me was updating my mobo drivers and rolling back from the latest nvidia drivers. But then after a couple of driver releases I was able to go back to latest release.

    I believe this was covered by DonN well enough for wolexf to understand, but apparently you need a little more work. :haha: I'm just joshing u Coolmatt.
     
  12. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    I think we need a new "sticky" thread.

    Thread title: "People, stop buying the FX5200". It was also my first "gaming" card, and was soon replaced by the 9800pro. Boy were my eyes opened after THAT upgrade!
     
  13. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    A 100 years ago Don, lol
     
  14. wolexf

    wolexf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This is my motherboard as reported by some Everest App i got from this site
    Motherboard:
    CPU Type
    Intel Celeron, 1800 MHz
    Motherboard Name
    (MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD) MSI MS-6533EG (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
    Motherboard Chipset
    SiS 651
    BIOS Vendor
    Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    BIOS Version
    Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG

    [pre]AGP Controller:
    AGP Version 2.00
    AGP Status Enabled
    AGP Device SiS 315 Integrated
    AGP Aperture Size 32 MB
    Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
    Current AGP Speed 4x
    Fast-Write Not Supported
    Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

    [/pre]

    Onboard VGA
    SiS 650 (32 MB)

    This is all about my system

    I tried uninstalling and disabling the onboard VGA but the problem still remains the same still detects the fx5200 as mx440 with 8x and after installing the driver for the 440 its still not workin well cant play any game and can only work on a resolution of 800 x 600 even my onboard functions better except for some games that require special graphic processing.
    Any further suggestions

    This is all about my system
     
  15. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

  16. wolexf

    wolexf TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks
    I will download the drivers for my board and that from nvidia and i will try it again
     
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