nVidia GeForce FX 5200

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect, May 29, 2006.

  1. This chipset is shown, on the nVidia Website, has being supported by their
    Vista beta 2 driver. However, after downloading this file, the nVidia setup
    software says that the chipset is not supported: there are no drivers for it
    in the package.

    Got any ideas?
     
    Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect, May 29, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 29, 2006
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  3. "Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect"


    There is no install shield included with the drivers. Read the installation
    instructions please, and then install via the .inf file.

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    MVP Windows Shell/User
    (using Vista 5384.4)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew half as much as you think you know,
    You would realize you don't know what you thought you knew.
     
    Richard Urban, May 29, 2006
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  4. Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect

    Charlie Guest

    Charlie, May 29, 2006
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  5. Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect

    Naseru Guest

    Actually, Richard, it is a full-blown installer for the nVidia Vista Beta 2
    drivers.

    And as others have said, aside from a flicker or two during the installation
    process, it has been running 100% w/o any issues.

    - naseru
     
    Naseru, May 30, 2006
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  6. Naseru is correct.

    However, it is possible to point the driver properties, manually, to
    nv_disp.inf. The driver thinks the chipset is the GeForce FX 5200, which is
    supported; I don't know what the difference is, if any, between the FX 5200
    and FX Go 5200.

    On the Toshiba laptop, the driver thinks the display RAM is 32 MB, when in
    fact it is 128.

    I can now get Aero to run, on the 1440 x 900 screen, at 32 bits, but when I
    connect up a second monitor, 1280 x 1024 x 32, it defaults to non-Aero.

    On the Dell XPS 400, with the FX 6800, still no luck getting into Aero on a
    1920 x 1200 screen, even though is shows the 8.8.6.1 driver.
     
    Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect, May 30, 2006
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  7. Please see:
    http://download.nvidia.com/Windows/88.61/88.61_ForceWare_Release_Notes.pdf

    Quoted from the above Forceware release notes:

    Driver Installation

    Minimum Hard Disk Space

    The hard disk space requirement is minimum 30.5 MB.

    Installation Instructions

    This driver does not include an Installshield. You must use the INF
    installation

    to install this driver as follows:

    1 Follow the instructions on the NVIDIA .com Web site driver download page

    to locate the appropriate driver to download, based on your hardware and

    operating system.

    2 Click the driver download link.

    The license agreement dialog box appears.

    3 Click Accept if you accept the terms of the agreement, then either open
    the

    zip file or save the file to your PC.

    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra

    GeForce FX 5800

    GeForce FX 5700VE

    GeForce FX 5700LE

    GeForce FX 5700 Ultra

    GeForce FX 5700

    GeForce FX 5600XT

    GeForce FX 5600SE

    GeForce FX 5600 Ultra

    GeForce FX 5600

    GeForce FX 5500

    GeForce FX 5200LE

    GeForce FX 5200 Ultra

    GeForce FX 5200

    GeForce FX 5100

    Table 3.1 Supported NVIDIA Products (continued)

    Consumer Products Workstation Products

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    r H i s t o r y

    4 Extract the files to a temporary folder folder on your hard drive.

    5 Go to the Windows Device Manager, right-click the display adapter and then

    click Update driver from the pop-up menu.

    6 Install the driver using the INF that you downloaded.

    Windows may default to 16bpp color after the driver install and disable the

    Desktop Window Manager (DWM). To work around this issue set the color

    to 32bpp and reboot the PC.


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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    MVP Windows Shell/User
    (using Vista 5384.4)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew half as much as you think you know,
    You would realize you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 30, 2006
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  8. Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect

    Naseru Guest

    Very odd... I double-click the EXE file, and InstallShield loads, and
    everything installs without any hiccups --> evidence that it is a full-blown
    installer.

    Methinks Richard Urban wishes not defeat in this matter.

    - naseru
     
    Naseru, May 31, 2006
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  9. I have the exact same video board as the O/P. He could NOT install the video
    drivers using setup.

    I did install them, by extracting the files to a temp folder and then
    pointing driver update to that folder. It found my FX 5200 without any
    problem and installed the drivers.

    So, do you think it may be worth a shot for the O/P to follow the
    instructions in the readme file?

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, May 31, 2006
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  10. Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect

    Chris Guest

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