Nvidia Geforce 5200

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jeff, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Any comments on Nvidia Geforce 5200? Have it in a Dell 8300 and downloaded
    the newest forceware driver-Will it run Aero Glass/
    Jeff, Apr 4, 2006
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  2. Yes, I am using a nVidia Geforce FX 5200 128MB AGP here and it Glass runs
    just fine, just that if you have lots of windows open, up to 20, it tends to
    get slow. How much vRAM is in your card? Windows Vista recommends a minimum
    of 64 MBs of vRAM, with a WDDM driver, and support for Pixel Shader 2.0
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    Travis King Guest

    An FX5200 should work fine as long as you're using it for relatively low
    resolutions like 1024x768 or lower. You probably could run it at higher,
    but it probably wouldn't be as smooth. I always recommend 256MB of video
    RAM to make sure that you don't have problems with maxing out your VRAM with
    Vista. (Especially if you're running a graphics hungry program on top of
    the Aero Glass.) 128MB of VRAM will work, but it may tend to get a little
    cramped with lots of things running. And with 64MB, don't expect to run
    lots of things at the same time. (Although it will work for just basic
    Travis King, Apr 5, 2006
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    NLWard Guest

    Yep. Mine does.
    NLWard, Apr 10, 2006
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    NLWard Guest

    Per Vista suggestion, I bumped mine up to 1280, and it works fine.

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    NLWard, Apr 10, 2006
  6. I just installed one on one of my computers yesterday (256 meg video RAM).
    Works fine, and the card is inexpensive to boot.


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  7. On a similar note, does aero glass work on an NVidia Geforce FX 5200Go? Do I
    have to get the latest forceware? Do I have to install the Vista beta or the
    legacy XP drivers?
    Carlos Manuel Pires, Apr 20, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    I don't have access to Vista yet; but the latest Nvidia driver for
    the Ge-Force FX5200 for XP(not Vista) does exhibit "Areoglass" like features
    already; I get the translucent effect on some apps-but not all. Very Cool!!
    Jeff, Apr 20, 2006
  9. It should do - the drivers are on the website :eek:)

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