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Windows 7: GeForce FX Driver Issue


23 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
GeForce FX Driver Issue

96.85 is the driver comes with Windows Update for FX 5200 cards. The problem is this driver makes my computer freeze at random times. For full details This Thread.

I've found 97.34 and 98.16 are also compatible and enable Aero. However all of those cause my system lock up as told in the linked thread. I am using 169.21 Forceware which is a XP driver and that can't support Aero interface.

Is it a way to combine this two working and not working drivers? Like modded INFs?

Any help would be appricated.

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24 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Any help?
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24 Nov 2009   #3

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi.

Your problem really is that your motherboard is only a 1x AGP board and that is completely weak for running Windows 7. Even 4x AGP is not so well but can work fine.

Now for the worse news. Your chipset is so old that it is not even supported on Windows Vista. That fact makes it impossible to do anything at all.

Hardware upgrade, meaning a completely new system, is needed for you to run Windows 7 with graphics hardware acceleration.

If you really can't afford that and also feel confident in rebuilding your system, look to purchase the same motherboard as me along with a new AGP video card like the ATI 4xxx series. It will be compatible with your existing psu, cpu and ram.
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24 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi. Thanks for the reply.

Compatibility checker said that I could install Windows 7. That's why I installed. Besides, there is a chipset driver update for my chipset dated 2007. Default driver coming with Windows 7 is 2006 dated. Would it be a cure?
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24 Nov 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

No... I dont believe it would....
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24 Nov 2009   #6

Win Xp/7
 
 

His motherboard is APG x4 BIOSTAR :: U8668-D :: Specification

Microsoft doesnt say how much Windows 7 require video ram. But for sure go to bios and assign 128 MB in agp aperture size.

Have you tried that driver? FX 5200 Vista Driver - Software Driver Download
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24 Nov 2009   #7

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by naman View Post
Hi. Thanks for the reply.

Compatibility checker said that I could install Windows 7. That's why I installed. Besides, there is a chipset driver update for my chipset dated 2007. Default driver coming with Windows 7 is 2006 dated. Would it be a cure?
Do you have any exclamation points in the device manager? Post a screenshot of it/them if so.

Actually, you could do this anyhow for system devices section maximized.
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24 Nov 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You need 256mb of dedicated video ram to run the aero interface...
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24 Nov 2009   #9

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Only 128 MB video RAM required for Aero. (64 for Vista)

Ya, I was sleepy here. I took the 1x AGP slot the wrong way on the website to mean the speed instead of slot count.
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24 Nov 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

We were both wrong...

From Wickpedia..
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Enterprise (Aero is not available in Windows Vista / Windows 7 starter / home basic editions
  • a 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 GB of system memory (512MB sometimes works)
  • a DirectX 9 compatible graphics processor with a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver, Pixel shader 2.0 in hardware, and a minimum of 128 MB of Video RAM
  • 32 bits per pixel
source
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