GeForce FX5500

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 13, 2006.

  1. I am using a nVidia FX 5200 128 MB AGP with my 5381 x64 (bundled drivers)
    and I am not experiencing any lock up, I didn't either on 5365. What I would
    suggest you do is download the latest drivers available for the February CTP
    5308. I was having stability issues on my other desktop and the drivers from
    nVidia solved this issue.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 13, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Bones Guest

    Anyone else using ths card that is having problems? I am using build 5365
    When using any of the WDDM drivers, my system lags badly (about every 2
    seconds the entire OS pauses for a split second) This happens with Aero on
    or off and even happens in a full clean boot of Vista with any of the WDDM
    Nvidia drivers.

    Also, with the WDDM drivers, if I try to download anything from the
    internet, the pc locks up completely (cannot even bring up task manager)
    Taskinfo shows that 30-35% of the cpu resources are being used for interrupt

    If I install the legacy Nvidia drivers that come with this build all is
    well, except of course, no aero.

    PC specs are Athlon 2500+ Barton cpu, 512M pc2700 ram, FX5500 128M 8x agp
    Nvidia card. Also, a friend of mine using a similar system (Athlon 1800 I
    think, 1G ram, and the exact same video card) has the exact same issue.
    Bones, May 13, 2006
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  3. I use that card except mine has 256 MB and have none of those issues with
    Build 5365 or 5381.
    In both builds I used the native drivers.

    Another possibility is a memory issue.
    More likely if you have multiple sticks of memory and they are not
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], May 13, 2006
  4. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Bones Guest

    Nope, it's the video drivers. If I replace them with the legacy versions all
    is well, on two computers. I havent tried the native drivers from 5308,
    where can I get them? As far as nvidia drivers I have tried 75.03 which
    won't initialize (code 37), 87.43, 87.45, and 87.97
    The 87.97 drivers had less cpu resources, hovering around 19-20% instead of
    35% but the issue is still present.

    I'm pretty sure it's not memory because changing the video driver out fixes
    the problem (although no aero support on the old drivers) and also, 33% of
    the cpu resources are hogged by interrupt requests (which would make me
    think the driver isnt behaving properly to be flooding the CPU with IRQ's)
    I'm pretty sure that IR's are not handed to ram but rather directly to the
    cpu itself from the gpu.

    thanks for the replys though. One other thing I have noted...with any of the
    above listed video drivers installed, I cannot download any files from the soon as the download starts, the system locks solid, cannot
    even bring up task manager. This issue also disappears with the older
    drivers installed. I'm hopeing that future driver releases will fix the
    problem, as I know that Nvidia hasent optimized the drivers yet, and little
    to no stability testing.
    Bones, May 14, 2006
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