nVidia FX5200 AGP Card Problem : Game Crashs

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i own a Geforce FX5200 with 128MB RAM with AGP 8x. The problem is that first time a game runs fine but the second time i run that game, it crashes and also it crashes in the first time too. My motherboard only supports 4x AGP Cards, and my AGP card is 8x. Does this cause the game to crash or there is some other problem?.......
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agp 8x and 4x are totally compatible

and alot of games fail to utilize the whole 8x speed anyway, so 4x is fine.

the 5200 is not a gaming card by a long shot, so dont worry about agp

have you installed the latest nvidia forceware drivers?
HERE

also, have you installed the latest version of direct x?
HERE

another thing... have you installed this card recently?... i mean like, have you had an ATI card before this one?
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First off do you no what drivers you have.
have you ever un-installed nvidia drivers ?

Here's what i would do ,and to concur with Nucleo.that card is the worst.
they should of keep making the Ti4200,and never even produce that card.

We don't no if you have any conflicts so were going the easy route.
you are going to download some drivers .
Nvidia coded there drivers for a reason

Ti4xxx series worked best on 40.xx and up drivers
GFX5xxx series worked best on 50.xx and up drivers
and FX6xxx work best on 60.xx and up drivers

Some of the GFX5xxx series card can get away with using 60.xx drivers
Beta's work better on a lot of (as an example) 5900xt,se,le,nu ,u ,5950u

your card is getting tried and true drivers ,,,53.03 or 56.72
I personally would use 53.03 since they are a benchmark driver.
and i no they will work pretty darn good on your card .

you have to download them first (If i was you ,I would open up my C drive and right click and add a new folder (Nvidia) thats were your dowloading the drivers to ...make it real easy.

first link is just to show you how many Nvidia drivers there are.
http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?id=10

2nd link is 53.03
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_53.03.html

3rd is 56.72
http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_56.72

next your going to download DriverCleaner
http://www.driverheaven.net/cleaner/

and download that right into the Nvidia file (cause when you exacute it )
it will make it's own folder .

So thats 3 things now that you downloaded.

Next go to start ,control panel ,add an remove programs
an uninstall whatever video drivers you have in there ..

reboot

when you come back up ,go to the Drivercleaner file ,and click on the
RED icon...once it comes up it pretty cut and dry .
There's a dropdown bar for you to select what drivers ,,,about halfway down the list you want to click on the first ,,,Nvidia... there's like 3 cause
of the Nforce2 motherboard ...but you want the first one...then hit clean

By the way if after you reboot and the device manager is trying to install
new hardware JUST IGNORE IT..

after you clean with drivercleaner i would reboot again.

Now when you come back up ,go to the nvidia file ,and click on the blue
53.03 excutable icon .and this will install the file's into it's own 53.03 file
then you go into that one and click on it's blue icon to install the drivers to your video card then reboot ..

If by chance you get a Not certified drivers error while installing the 53.03's just hit okay and continue to install them..


I no this will help

Thing about games is ,,ram intensive, video card ram intensive,and processor intensive,,,,and you never said what your specs were for
any of that

If you have a P4 1.8Ghz,and 256mb of ram,and that card ...your not going anywere fast ....ya no


But those drivers will help you ,and drivercleaner will clean out the old

let me no ....this is not hard at all ..just do it in the sequence that i wrote
down.

the 56.72's are for latter if you want to compare ,and you feel like you can do this all over again...you have to use Drivercleaner each time...

And never install drivers overtop of each other ,,clean out the old first.

Save your money .lol ,The nicest card out (or best bang for the buck)
Is the new FX6600,for $150.00 it's almost as fast as the 6800 .
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Post 3+ Months Ago

thanks.....

i hav the latest nvidia driver : that is 61.77 for winxp

but i dont understand one thing that when i run prince of persia , first time it runs perfectly fine...then the next time it crashes.....
when i play spiderman2 and spinter cell pandora tomorrow, i recieve a 'General Protection Fault'.....wat is this cause....i dont understand...
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Like i said ,get rid of those drivers,they have all types of code on them
that your card cannot use. newer is not better.

And this is the 2nd time now you started a post about this!
I told you what to do , if you don't want to help yourself !
I can't do it for you .

Save your money ! and upgrade.

you don't need any drivers that start with a 6 ...gotit
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[quote="MOC"]Like i said ,get rid of those drivers,they have all types of code on them
that your card cannot use. newer is not better.

And this is the 2nd time now you started a post about this!
I told you what to do , if you don't want to help yourself !
I can't do it for you .

Save your money ! and upgrade.

you don't need any drivers that start with a 6 ...gotit

'General Protection Fault' means you are low on memory,try this
before you start playing.

Delete all program temporary files.
Run Scandisk / Defrag: at least once a week.
Hows your hard disk space ?
make shure that you don't have a screen saver trying to start at the
same time.in the background.
And you can always go into taskManager and stop things that are
running in the background,but you have to no what you are looking at.

Also side note (all video games have codeing as in the engines that make them go ! Just because you can play one that you think is just
as Graphic intensive as the other .....they are not...they all have there
own coding that makes them unique

If you have a a Graphics Card that is powerful enough to run all that coding and then some . then your fine,But prince of persia graphic engine is a little much for a 5200 ,,,okay 5900XT would be the bottom
of the graphics card barrel money wize if you were going to go out and get one.to run that game.

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