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Old 03-06-2005, 08:40 PM   #1
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does the geforce fx 5200 video card tend to freeze up and lock the system? cause i think it may be the problem that freezes up my machine
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Old 03-06-2005, 08:49 PM   #2
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I have a XFX GeForce 5200 FX 256 MB (although tomorrow I will hopefully have a Gigabyte 6600 GT ) and my system has never frozen because of this. Actually, come to think of it, it's been in two computer and hasn't caused either one to freeze. I don't know though, maybe you have some compatibility problems with a driver you have installed. I had the beta drivers (7x.xx) for a while and it caused crashing when I played Tribes: Vengeance. This was a known problem with Tribes: Vengeance though, and I rolled the driver back and it didn't happen anymore.
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:59 AM   #3
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Eh. The GeForce FX 5200...one of nVIDIA's worst cards. But, don't worry the GeForce FX 5800 is even worse...it was so bad and plagued by so many problems that nVIDIA completely shut that line down.
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why is the geforce 5200 one of the worst cards of nVIDIA?
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:19 AM   #5
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i have a geforce 5200 on my lower end comp and it works perfect
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:22 AM   #6
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why is the geforce 5200 one of the worst cards of nVIDIA?
It's not worth the money. The chip's architecture isn't thouroughly designed. It will do fine in most games, but if you're looking for a budget chip look higher into the 5700's or the 6200's.
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:31 AM   #7
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how much do the 5700's and the 6200's cost?
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:37 AM   #8
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Hmmm dunno...

EDIT>>> Not that much more than a 5200. Maybe $50-$100 more depending on the manufacturer and type.
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:39 AM   #9
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ok. thanks a lot... =)
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Its not a bad card it will run word and paint but thats about it, totally wrong for gaming!!
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LOL And if you turn the resolution down, it'll run Minesweeper flawlessly!
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my 5200 can play hl2 at 1024X768 on medium settings. LOL
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Mine can run at 1024 x 768 on high everything!
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alvino, wats ur video card? how much did u buy it? and is it advisable for me to get a 128mb video card if i only have 256mb DDR memory? will it work efficiently? sorry, don't know that much about computers. im just a beginner...
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His video card is in his sig!!
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Mine is the BFG Tech nVIDIA GeForce 6800 OC (NU)



I got it at Best Buy for $300. You can get it at newegg.com for $279.50
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...143-020&depa=1

Your system RAM won't really effect your video card, it should work fine.
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whoa... it looks great.. well, i think i have to save a lot before i can buy that.. thanks for the info... =)
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LOL No Problem!
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yes i have a 5200 and i havnt had 1 problem due to the card but the thing is i can run H-L2 on high nicely (it might be because its a demo) and i only have (i say only cause im upgrading) 512 Ram

But yes the card does suck anywayz im upgrading to a 6600GT YAY
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yeah, the 6600gt is pretty nice. but why not just save up a litle more and get the 6800? its a better card and will out perform almost any card. the 6800 or the x850 are my choices for the high end cards. but until i have the moeny to get the x850, ill stick with my x300. yeha!
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