Has anyone had this problem?
As usual, I end up partitioning and reformatting my hard drive as a means of "cleaning house". I do this 3 to 4 times a year. My belief is, if you don't do this once a year, you shouldn't own a computer.
Anyhow, I have all of my drivers for all of my hardware, including my GeForce FX 5200 video card, on a CDROM. This time, I decided to use NVIDIA's newest ALL-In-One drivers for the GeForce series. Ok, it worked, sort of. However, all of my 3D video games are EXTREMELY choppy.
So as a last resort, I uninstalled the NVIDIA drivers and used the OEM drivers that came with the GeForce FX 5200. Everything is now perfect. Ultra smooth 3D gaming and 3D rendering.
I am kind of lost. I was hoping that a newer driver would make my GeForce FX 5200 work better. Not that it needs it, but updated drivers are there for a purpose, such as fixing programmer/Driver gliches.
Here's the exact card that I have nVidia GeForce FX 5200
Don't tell me this card sucks. It doesn't. I remember when the geeks were bragging to me how great the VooDoo II video accelerator was. There will always a be a better card, and the one you own now will suck compared to the new one that is released tomorrow.