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Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 help

By stunnA
May 9, 2009
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  1. Hello, I'm new to this forum, but I've been "ghosting" & searching alot of it to find a solution to my problem.
    I'm using a Geforce FX 5200 graphics card, & I really can't afford any other piece of equipment at the moment.
    but My problem is that whenever I try updating it [ 1xx.xx, 9x.xx, etc. ] it would work, but after I do my clean reboot my screen would turn plain black, onthing to see or use but my crusor. The only driver updates that work for me are 77.77 & 81.98 BUT! none of these I can use " nVidia Control Panel " with, which I need for to turn off vsync for my FPS game " Counter Strike 1.6 ".

    Any solutions?

    dxdiag :

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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 5/10/2008, 15:11:03
    Machine name: PAL
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.061012-0254)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    System Model: A7N8X-X
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon™ XP, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.1GHz
    Memory: 768MB RAM
    Page File: 267MB used, 1611MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
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    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

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    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce FX 5200
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0322&SUBSYS_91101462&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 128.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.7777 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 7/20/2005 21:07:00, 3908864 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 7/20/2005 21:07:00, 3198368 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4062-11CF-B369-1AB100C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x0322
    SubSys ID: 0x91101462
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D
    Deinterlace Caps: {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    {212DC723-3235-44A4-BD29-E1652BBCC71C}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_MedianFiltering
    {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
    AGP Status: Enabled
    DDraw Test Result: Not run
    D3D7 Test Result: Not run
    D3D8 Test Result: Not run
    D3D9 Test Result: Not run

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    Sound Devices
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    Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
    Default Sound Playback: Yes
    Default Voice Playback: Yes
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_006A&SUBSYS_80951043&REV_A1
    Manufacturer ID: 1
    Product ID: 100
    Type: WDM
    Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6190 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Date and Size: 11/6/2006 08:01:50, 4024832 bytes
    Other Files:
    Driver Provider: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    HW Accel Level: Full
    Cap Flags: 0xF5F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 192000
    Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 26, 25
    Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 26, 25
    HW Memory: 0
    Voice Management: No
    EAX™ 2.0 Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    I3DL2™ Listen/Src: Yes, Yes
    Sensaura™ ZoomFX™: No
    Registry: OK
    Sound Test Result: Not run

    ---------------------
    Sound Capture Devices
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    Description: Realtek AC97 Audio
    Default Sound Capture: Yes
    Default Voice Capture: Yes
    Driver Name: ALCXWDM.SYS
    Driver Version: 5.10.0000.6190 (English)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Date and Size: 11/6/2006 08:01:50, 4024832 bytes
    Cap Flags: 0x41
    Format Flags: 0xFFF

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    DirectMusic
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    DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS
    DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
    Acceleration: n/a
    Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
    NVIDIA® MIDI UART, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
    NVIDIA® MIDI UART, Hardware (Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
    Realtek AC97 Audio, Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
    Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
    NVIDIA® MIDI UART [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, External
    NVIDIA® MIDI UART [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Input, No DLS, External
    Registry: OK
    Test Result: Not run

    -------------------
    DirectInput Devices
    -------------------
    Device Name: Mouse
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Keyboard
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: n/a
    Vendor/Product ID: n/a
    FF Driver: n/a

    Device Name: Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse® 1.00
    Attached: 1
    Controller ID: 0x0
    Vendor/Product ID: 0x045E, 0x00E1
    FF Driver: n/a

    Poll w/ Interrupt: No
    Registry: OK

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  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    The latest driver for your card according to Nvidia's website is version 175.19, released July 9, 2008. Is that the one you've tried?
  3. stunnA

    stunnA Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I've tried it already, when after I'm done updating it to 175, I reboot and after the window thing loads my scren turns black & only I can use and see my cursor.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,494   +292

    Why can you not turn off v-sync in the games themselves?

    That is a pretty old card, and the new drivers are obviously tailored for the new cards. I wouldn't think you should be running anything higher than 100 really. I don't know how it was for the 5000 series, but back in the day it was (or at least this is how I percieved it back then) to not run drivers more than about 15-20 past the # on your card. For example, the GF2 cards best drivers were in the 20s series (like the 27.11s and something in the 24s also ran really well for me on a GF2MX). I think that # range has expanded quite a bit now, but the 5000 series probably shouldn't be running drivers past 100.

    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?cat=10&sort=&page=2
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?cat=10&sort=&page=3
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?cat=10&sort=&page=4

    Those pages should have drivers that are more optimized for your card.
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,892   +86

    Hi stunnA,
    Is your 5200 a agp or pci?
  6. stunnA

    stunnA Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I don't even know what they mean, or how I check :S
  7. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 637

    I had a 5900XL. The newest driver I used with that card was the ForceWare 77.72, but I always went back to the Detonator 41.09. It was the most stable and gave me the best benchies. It has the old school control panel though. And I agree with SNGX1275 that the newest drivers aren't always the best with older cards. It's kind of good to shop around with different drivers although the installing and uninstalling can be a PITA. Your card by the way is an AGP according to the specs you posted.
  8. stunnA

    stunnA Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I have tried updating my driver with one of SNGX1275's sites ( 84.25 ) & when I upgraded it I couldnt get out of 4bit colour, or the lowest resolution either :S
  9. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 637

    Try downloading the nVidia Nasty File Remover and running it after uninstalling the drivers to clean up any left over crap/fragments the uninstall left behind, before reinstalling the new driver.
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