Best driver for a Geforce FX 5200?

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by KingstonU, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. KingstonU

    KingstonU Golden Member

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    From Windows error reporting page:

    "You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly.

    Error Message: STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)

    Option 1: Install the most current device driver for your video card
    Option 2: Manually decrease Hardware Acceleration for your video adapter "



    Info of my current driver:

    Driver Provider: Nvidia
    Driver Version: 5.6.7.3
    Driver Date: 4/7/2004


    Is there a better new driver for this crappy card? I know that sometimes new drivers can be buggy :confused:

    Thanks
     
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  3. mruffin75

    mruffin75 Senior member

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    Uh...you seriously wrote all of that instead of looking for a driver yourself???

    In less time that it took for you to write that post, I was able to go to http://www.nvidia.com and select your video card series and Windows XP..

    Forceware release 169 - December 19th, 2007.

    Says it works with the FX series, but then again Nvidia's website gave me a wrong driver for a GeForce3 as well..had to pick it manually..

    And here's a link for you : http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_169.21_whql.html

    I'd say *anything* would be better than a 3 year old driver...
     
  4. KingstonU

    KingstonU Golden Member

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    Yes I found that easily, I asked because I've seen many posts here about updating video card drivers causing more problems than the older ones, thanks.

    Should I back up my driver before updating in case I have problems? How do I do this?
     
  5. mruffin75

    mruffin75 Senior member

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    Well you're having problems now... how much worse could it get? :)