The NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 GPU Review

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Adrian Wong, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    No, there is NOTHING to fix. They are grayed out because the Go5200 does not allow any of those low-level settings.

    Instead, use the Driver settings to change the core and memory frequency. Click on the Customize... button in the Driver section and select System Settings.

    Hope that helps you some! :mrgreen:
  2. johnston21

    johnston21 Newbie

    Running (laptop modded) 66.81's with SBA @ 245/515 (using RivaTuner) on the 5200 (32Mb), 266 DDR on my Toshiba M2. Not too bad. :pray:
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2004
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    That's not bad. But looks like most of the Go5200s can't even reach their official clock speeds. :doh:
  4. remanence

    remanence Newbie

    hi adrian!

    nice work! :clap:

    i have a little question how it is posted the memory bandwidth before and after recloked the M30!

  5. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Thanks, remanence. :mrgreen:

    However, I'm not very sure what you wanted to ask. Can you clarify?

    Thanks! :mrgreen:
  6. remanence

    remanence Newbie


    how i makes to post the result of bandwidth?

    ex: Memory Bandwidth Up to 9.6GB/s 6.48GB/s 8.21GB/s 26.67%
  7. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Oh I see.

    You have to calculate the memory bandwidth yourself using this formula :-

    Memory Bandwidth (MB/s) = Memory Clock (MHz) x 2 (for DDR/DDR2 memory chips) x Memory Bus Width (bits) / 8 (to convert to bytes)

    Then to convert it to GB/s, simply divide the memory bandwidth in MB/s by 1000.
  8. remanence

    remanence Newbie

    thank adrian! ;)

    i have serious problem for overclocked my fx5200 64Mo with riva tuner above 230/440 many crash en graphic bug appear with 3dmark03 any idéas for stabilized the card? :cry:
  9. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    lower the clock speed a little bit :mrgreen:
  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    That appears to be a problem with the Go5200. So far, most, if not all of the Go5200s don't seem to be able to reach their officially rated clock speeds. :doh:
  11. i have a question...i have an inspiron 5150 with a gf fx 5200 go 32mb. I dled rivatuner and i tried going to customize in driver settings and i clicked on system settings. However, underneath the AGP tab, everything is grayed out, and I'm trying to enable that sideband thing, but it's off on default, and it's grayed out, so I can't control it.

    Any solutions for this?

    i use 66.10 drivers with 243/515 setting
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

  13. hmmm oh ok, wait so tweaking teh settings under low system tweaks wont make the clock speeds under it into effect right? I htought you had to fix the AGP tab under the system tweak optinon ;)

    anyways, anybody have an inspiron 5150 that has been able to reach higher than 245/515 with the 32MB one? if you have, tell me your system specs too
  14. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Huh? You really lost me there. :confused:
  15. skull

    skull Newbie

    Hmmmn i read the review on the 5200 go.

    Now id like to point out a couple of things:

    1.the 5200 does not run the same as some desktop versions does have DDR ram

    3.many DESKTOP 5200fx cards only ran at 250mhz core clock

    have a look here

    not the best company card but its a nvidia 5200 chip,and youll observe it has duel 350mhz ramdac
    with 250mhz core clock
    and 200mhz (400mhz effective DDR)

    And youll find many examples of that within desktop cards.

    Heres another one:

    Notice the highlighted card having 250mhz core and 400mhz memory.

    These are desktop cards.

    You have your wires crossed mate,i suggest you restore things before you overclock your computer and melt the chips.
  16. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hello skull,

    You are right. The Go5200 is not the same as the desktop GeForce FX 5200. In fact, it has already been stated in the review that the Go5200 is a notebook GPU.

    And as stated in the review, the Go5200 uses DDR SDRAM. The official clock speeds for the Go5200 are 300MHz core and 600MHz DDR memory.

    That's why I stated that the Go5200 in our notebooks are effectively UNDERclocked. In our Maxxing The Go5200 guide, we were only trying to reclock the Go5200 to its official speeds. But as you can see, most Go5200 can't even reach the official clock speeds.
  17. Arc_Blue

    Arc_Blue Newbie

    Hi there!

    I have a Geforce FX Go5200, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me where to find the most recent drivers for it? I checked all over the Nvidia site, but they don't seem to release drivers for the FX Go series anymore... If someone could link me to a website where I could download the most recent drivers, that would be great :)
  18. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Have you checked this forum thread, as well as that of the Maxxing The Go5200 article?

    Someone posted a link to the latest driver somewhere. :think:
  19. lavi48

    lavi48 Newbie

    Over Clocking the go5200

    Hi. I've recently read your article "Maxxing out the Go5200". I have an Inspiron 5150 with p4 3.06ghz, 80gb, 512mb,64 mb go5200 and I've been having problems playing 3d games like battlefield and NFSU2. I was wondering, what if you go over the values that you use to overclock the GPU, 243/513, to its real values at 300/600 or something higher than what you used, will it fry the GPU? I currently have it at 250/513 and so far no problems. Also, what do you think the maximum values would be for overclocking this GPU? Also, do you know if I can change the video card on this laptop or is it stuck as it is? Thanks.
  20. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hello lavi48,

    Like we mentioned on many occasions, the only way to find out the limits of your GPU is to test it yourself. ;)

    If you check the experiences of everyone in this thread as well as those in the thread for the Maxxing The Go5200 article, you will see that everyone's mileage with the Go5200 varies.

    So, try overclocking your Go5200 step by step. Once you encounter artifacts, you know you have gone a little too far. Downclock the Go5200 a little and you're set! :thumb:

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