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Help with Nvidia GeForce FX 5200

By filipmike33
Mar 4, 2006
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  1. I recently upgraded from a Nvidia 64MB card (MX440 i think it was?) to this 128MB AGP card. When i play Half life 2 with the 64MB, its pretty smooth, not too choppy unless it gets to an intense shooting then it gets a little choppy. But now when i try to run HL2, its REALLY choppy even if im just running around and not shooting. So i decided to run a different game, in this case, was Far Cry and yet im having the same problem. Heres my comp spec from Gameadvisor

    Processor Intel Pentium 4 3000MHz
    Display Card NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Memory 1280MB
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP
    Free Disk Space 49.0GB
    Display Card Memory 128MB
    Display Driver Version 6.6.9.3
    DirectX Version 9.0c
    Optical Drive CD/DVD
    Sound Card Realtek AC97 Audio
  2. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 484

    What do you have the Video setting set at for those games?
  3. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I use automatic but even when i put it in all Low settings. still the same
  4. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 484

    Have you got all the latest Nvidia drivers?
  5. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I have the one that came with the hardware. Each time i download the one from Nvidia, my computer restarts.
  6. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 484

    Sound like you may have a bad card.
  7. tmaxxracer111

    tmaxxracer111 TS Rookie

    i have a bfg 5200fx 256mb and i run half life 2 on high
  8. filipmike33

    filipmike33 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 93

    Damn, I hope its not because i have a bad card. Anyother sugestions?
  9. Jimbo420

    Jimbo420 TS Rookie Posts: 484

    Not that I can think of. If you are doing everything with the newest drivers then it should being running fine to play HL2 and be a lot better then your old card.
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