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Old 03-06-2005, 09:40 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, 09:49 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, 01:59 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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i have a geforce 5200 on my lower end comp and it works perfect
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Old 03-07-2005, 02:22 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, 02:31 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, 02:37 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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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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