fx 5200 vista drivers?
are they going to make any new drivers for the fx 5200. All the new vista drivers I try to install say there are no drivers to support my hardware.
are they going to make any new drivers for the fx 5200. All the new vista drivers I try to install say there are no drivers to support my hardware.

#1
Posted 03/28/2007 03:50 AM   
Hi josh6780

Please read the vista faq.
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_faq.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_faq.html[/url]


[quote]Q: Are there Windows Vista drivers that support the GeForce FX series?
A: ForceWare v96.85 is WHQL certified for these products and is available to download from NVIDIA.com for Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit.
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85.html[/url]

[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.85.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.85.html[/url]

Q: Are you working on new GeForce FX drivers for Vista?
A: GeForce FX GPUs will be supported from the ForceWare Release 95 driver until the end-of-life of the product.
[/quote]
Hi josh6780



Please read the vista faq.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_faq.html





Q: Are there Windows Vista drivers that support the GeForce FX series?

A: ForceWare v96.85 is WHQL certified for these products and is available to download from NVIDIA.com for Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85.html



http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.85.html



Q: Are you working on new GeForce FX drivers for Vista?

A: GeForce FX GPUs will be supported from the ForceWare Release 95 driver until the end-of-life of the product.

#2
Posted 03/28/2007 06:04 AM   
[quote name='Stickywulf' date='Mar 28 2007, 01:04 AM']Hi josh6780

Please read the vista faq.
[url="http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_faq.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_faq.html[/url]
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ok, I don't get it. Is it the end of life for the 5200 fx?

And do you think I could use the xp drivers for this card on vista?
[quote name='Stickywulf' date='Mar 28 2007, 01:04 AM']Hi josh6780



Please read the vista faq.

http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_faq.html

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ok, I don't get it. Is it the end of life for the 5200 fx?



And do you think I could use the xp drivers for this card on vista?

#3
Posted 03/28/2007 07:05 PM   
[quote name='josh6780' date='Mar 28 2007, 02:05 PM']ok, I don't get it. Is it the end of life for the 5200 fx?

And do you think I could use the xp drivers for this card on vista?
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Can someone answer me?
[quote name='josh6780' date='Mar 28 2007, 02:05 PM']ok, I don't get it. Is it the end of life for the 5200 fx?



And do you think I could use the xp drivers for this card on vista?

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Can someone answer me?

#4
Posted 03/30/2007 02:49 AM   
Excuse my ignorance but I really don't understand this either. Are these drivers the only ones that will ever be released that will work with the 5200?

I can run Windows Aero but my card certainly isn't running like it should be especially when watching video files through my pc on my tv.
Excuse my ignorance but I really don't understand this either. Are these drivers the only ones that will ever be released that will work with the 5200?



I can run Windows Aero but my card certainly isn't running like it should be especially when watching video files through my pc on my tv.

#5
Posted 03/31/2007 02:12 PM   
A news release from NVIDIA on March 2

Product Support Limitations
These are features that either rely on our partners for solutions, or are support decisions for older product lines.
GeForce Go GPUs in notebooks are currently not supported in drivers from NVIDIA.com.
At this time, the drivers available on NVIDIA.com do not support notebook GPUs. Many NVIDIA notebook GPUs have Windows Vista drivers already built into the operating system and install the first time you run Windows Vista. Notebook GPU driver support is provided directly from the manufacturer, so please consult your manufacturer for an updated NVIDIA notebook GPU driver.
[b]GeForce FX GPUs are not supported in 97.46, 100.54, 100.59, 100.64.
The GeForce FX GPUs are supported from the 96.85 drivers. NVIDIA is planning an update for these users later in 2007. [/b] GeForce 4, GeForce3, and GeForce2 GPUs are not supported under Windows Vista.
For a full list of all GPUs supported by NVIDIA under Windows Vista, please visit this website. [url="http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_home.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_home.html[/url]

I've emailed NVIDIA several times about the FX cards. Some say no driver update others have told me there will be a driver update. Apparently NVIDIA has no clue either just like us.
A news release from NVIDIA on March 2



Product Support Limitations

These are features that either rely on our partners for solutions, or are support decisions for older product lines.

GeForce Go GPUs in notebooks are currently not supported in drivers from NVIDIA.com.

At this time, the drivers available on NVIDIA.com do not support notebook GPUs. Many NVIDIA notebook GPUs have Windows Vista drivers already built into the operating system and install the first time you run Windows Vista. Notebook GPU driver support is provided directly from the manufacturer, so please consult your manufacturer for an updated NVIDIA notebook GPU driver.

GeForce FX GPUs are not supported in 97.46, 100.54, 100.59, 100.64.

The GeForce FX GPUs are supported from the 96.85 drivers. NVIDIA is planning an update for these users later in 2007.
GeForce 4, GeForce3, and GeForce2 GPUs are not supported under Windows Vista.

For a full list of all GPUs supported by NVIDIA under Windows Vista, please visit this website. http://www.nvidia.com/page/technology_vista_home.html



I've emailed NVIDIA several times about the FX cards. Some say no driver update others have told me there will be a driver update. Apparently NVIDIA has no clue either just like us.

#6
Posted 03/31/2007 10:05 PM   
Thanks Jayclark.
Thanks Jayclark.

#7
Posted 04/01/2007 02:03 AM   
[quote name='withnail' date='Mar 31 2007, 07:03 PM']Thanks Jayclark.
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You might want to have a look at this

After reading the limitation and issues, it just make me wonder why NVidia do not provide support for our FX 5200 cards.

[url="http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/fx_5200_vista_driver.html"]http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/fx_5...sta_driver.html[/url]
[quote name='withnail' date='Mar 31 2007, 07:03 PM']Thanks Jayclark.

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You might want to have a look at this



After reading the limitation and issues, it just make me wonder why NVidia do not provide support for our FX 5200 cards.



http://www.softwaredriverdownload.com/fx_5...sta_driver.html

#8
Posted 04/10/2007 10:28 AM   
Hi,

I got these drivers from guru3d - they work - although 3dmark still gives me errors about device lost when testing it and wow runs way slower than xp on the same box.

[url="http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1530"]http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1530[/url]

[sorry its not a link - gave up trying to make it work]

See ya,
Chris
Hi,



I got these drivers from guru3d - they work - although 3dmark still gives me errors about device lost when testing it and wow runs way slower than xp on the same box.



http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1530



[sorry its not a link - gave up trying to make it work]



See ya,

Chris

#9
Posted 04/23/2007 07:54 PM   
For those with the FX cards, I emailed Nvidia asking when a driver might be ready for the FX series. And this is what I got.

Thank you for contacting us here at NVIDIA Customer Care.

We understand from your email that you would like to know if NVIDIA would provide Windows Vista graphics drivers for the GeForce FX series of graphics card. In this regard, we would like inform that as of date the only driver available is the 96.85, downloadable from the web page at [url="http://search.nvidia.com/?q=96.85"]http://search.nvidia.com/?q=96.85[/url]. (Please use the appropriate link to download the driver based on the version of the Windows Vista you are using).

We are sorry to inform your good self that as of date,[b] NIVIDA does not have plans to release graphics driver for the GeForce FX series of graphics card under Windows Vista[/b]. However, we would request you to register with NVIDIA by visiting our web page at [url="http://lyris01.nvidia.com/NvRegister/frmLoginRegister.asp"]http://lyris01.nvidia.com/NvRegister/frmLoginRegister.asp[/url] to receive notifications on driver updates.

If you have any further questions or concerns as well, please feel free to email us.

Regards,

NVIDIA Customer Care.

From the looks of this email it seems Nvidia has changed their mind since the March 2nd update. So maybe the FX series after all won't have a new driver. You can use recent drivers with modified inf files. But I get no improvment in FPS and causes instability. And TV-Out still dosen't work correctly. If your at a last resort you can install XP drivers. You'll get the same performance as you did with XP but aero won't run due to the drivers not being wddm.
For those with the FX cards, I emailed Nvidia asking when a driver might be ready for the FX series. And this is what I got.



Thank you for contacting us here at NVIDIA Customer Care.



We understand from your email that you would like to know if NVIDIA would provide Windows Vista graphics drivers for the GeForce FX series of graphics card. In this regard, we would like inform that as of date the only driver available is the 96.85, downloadable from the web page at http://search.nvidia.com/?q=96.85. (Please use the appropriate link to download the driver based on the version of the Windows Vista you are using).



We are sorry to inform your good self that as of date, NIVIDA does not have plans to release graphics driver for the GeForce FX series of graphics card under Windows Vista. However, we would request you to register with NVIDIA by visiting our web page at http://lyris01.nvidia.com/NvRegister/frmLoginRegister.asp to receive notifications on driver updates.



If you have any further questions or concerns as well, please feel free to email us.



Regards,



NVIDIA Customer Care.



From the looks of this email it seems Nvidia has changed their mind since the March 2nd update. So maybe the FX series after all won't have a new driver. You can use recent drivers with modified inf files. But I get no improvment in FPS and causes instability. And TV-Out still dosen't work correctly. If your at a last resort you can install XP drivers. You'll get the same performance as you did with XP but aero won't run due to the drivers not being wddm.

#10
Posted 04/25/2007 04:11 AM   
I know there are "supported" 96.85 drivers for the fx series GPUs but those drivers have many issues in Vista. Will any other drivers be released for the fx series. Us laptop users do not have an "upgrade" path but other than GPU drivers our laptops can run Vista fine. NVidia please release an updated driver set.

Thank You!!
I know there are "supported" 96.85 drivers for the fx series GPUs but those drivers have many issues in Vista. Will any other drivers be released for the fx series. Us laptop users do not have an "upgrade" path but other than GPU drivers our laptops can run Vista fine. NVidia please release an updated driver set.



Thank You!!

#11
Posted 03/25/2008 02:44 AM   
You could always try a driver from www.laptopvideo2go.com and use their modded INF's. Use at your own risk though as some may work fine, others may be unstable.
You could always try a driver from www.laptopvideo2go.com and use their modded INF's. Use at your own risk though as some may work fine, others may be unstable.

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#12
Posted 03/25/2008 02:54 AM   
[quote name='Septic' date='Mar 24 2008, 07:54 PM']You could always try a driver from www.laptopvideo2go.com and use their modded INF's.  Use at your own risk though as some may work fine, others may be unstable.
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I have tried the drivers from laptopvideo2go and only the drivers between 96.85 and 100.70 (I think) work with the 5200, but all have significant problems. I appreciate all the work laptopvideo2go has done but these problems are driver issues.

My hope is the Nvidia will release one last driver version fro Vista and the 5200.

Thanks for your reply and let's hope Nvidia hears our requests.
[quote name='Septic' date='Mar 24 2008, 07:54 PM']You could always try a driver from www.laptopvideo2go.com and use their modded INF's.  Use at your own risk though as some may work fine, others may be unstable.

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I have tried the drivers from laptopvideo2go and only the drivers between 96.85 and 100.70 (I think) work with the 5200, but all have significant problems. I appreciate all the work laptopvideo2go has done but these problems are driver issues.



My hope is the Nvidia will release one last driver version fro Vista and the 5200.



Thanks for your reply and let's hope Nvidia hears our requests.

#13
Posted 04/04/2008 02:26 PM   
Don't hold your breath
Don't hold your breath

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#14
Posted 04/06/2008 01:53 AM   
Vista 64-bit FX series drivers [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.85_2.html"]here[/url].

Vista 32-bit FX series drivers [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85_2.html"]here[/url].

They work fine for me. I have a FX 5500 though. Hope it works for you to FX brother :).
Vista 64-bit FX series drivers here.



Vista 32-bit FX series drivers here.



They work fine for me. I have a FX 5500 though. Hope it works for you to FX brother :).

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#15
Posted 04/06/2008 02:01 AM   
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