Question about XFX GeForce FX 5200, Graphic Card
I just got the geforce fx 5200 and got it set up(I think, it shows up in device manager at least), but when I disable the old graphics card and enable the new one, it puts it in what looks like 600x800 resolution, even though it says it will be running in a totally different resolution, no matter what I change the resolution to it will stay the same, but again says its changing. Also when I try to load up guild wars it will open up and run, but I cant see anything, just the desktop, but task manager clearly shows it running. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it. The same thing also happens when I right click on the desktop then goto to settings > advanced then if I click on the tab that says geforce fx 5200 it will open up, but its like it is opening on another screen or something.(I ahve double checked and those options are all turned off) Thanks again
Well, here is a list of things to try;
If your computer has a built in video card try going into the bios to disable it. Most systems its delete key, F2, F10, or other depending on the brand of system.
If you computer has no build in card you need to uninstall the old card from the device manager, not disable it. You should also make sure to download the latest drivers for it from the Nvidia website. You should also uninstall any software or drivers in your Add Remove Programs.
Once you have done these things you may want to put the computer into a clean boot, normally you wouldn't need to do this but it might help in your case. You need to go to Start->Run->msconfig
Once you have started msconfig you will need to do the following, click on startup, then at the bottom choose disable all, next click on services and choose hide microsoft services, (VERY IMPORTANT YOU DO THIS) and choose disable all.
Now reboot install your drivers that you downloaded from Nvidia Then run msconfig again and choose Normal Startup in the gerneral tab.
This should fix your problem. If this doesn't work you have something else going on other than drivers. You should also check to make sure your power supply is powerful enough to handle that card. I'm not sure but I think you need atleast a 200 watt for that card.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
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