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FX 5200 Dell Inspiron 5160 Video Playback Problems.


thadeus_d3

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Hi All,

I've been attempting to fix this issue for months and luckily stumbled upon this forum. I have a GeForce Go FX 5200 on a Dell Inspiron 5160 notebook. I have Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ with 1 GB of RAM. I have been experiencing video playback problems regardless of the application. When playing a video, playback becomes very choppy after about 10 minutes and usually freezes up until I restart the video. I have removed all codecs, tried every video application imaginable, updated my bios, and upgraded the forceware drivers numerous times. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

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The prime suspect is heat. Get a can of compressed air and blow the dust out the cooling fins inside the vent next to your A/C jack.

If that doesn't help, try the inf I've customize for 5150/5160 owners, which you can find here.

Hopefully, one of those will help.

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The prime suspect is heat. Get a can of compressed air and blow the dust out the cooling fins inside the vent next to your A/C jack.

If that doesn't help, try the inf I've customize for 5150/5160 owners, which you can find here.

Hopefully, one of those will help.

Thanks for your help. I updated the drivers to 97.44 and used the customized inf that you have provided and noticed an improvement. I also used the canned air to remove dust in the fan, but I do that regularly so it wasn't very dirty. So far, I've only watched about 20 mins of content, but it played skip-free. I plan on watching a movie tonight, so I will be sure to post a message if there are any hiccups. Thanks again!

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Thanks for your help. I updated the drivers to 97.44 and used the customized inf that you have provided and noticed an improvement. I also used the canned air to remove dust in the fan, but I do that regularly so it wasn't very dirty. So far, I've only watched about 20 mins of content, but it played skip-free. I plan on watching a movie tonight, so I will be sure to post a message if there are any hiccups. Thanks again!

Ok, I watched 50 mins of a movie and it did not hiccup once. Thanks so much LSudlow, you are doing an amazing job here! I have been plagued by this problem for over 4 months and was ready to format my computer. Thanks for saving me the headache.

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I'm glad it worked! Thanks for letting us know!

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