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Item Info
Recommended Download driver for: NVidia GeForce FX 5100
Category Video
Manufacturer NVidia
Supported System Win 7, Win 10, Win XP, Win 8, Win Vista, Win 8.1, Win Server 2003
File Size 2947 kb
Released 02/28/2015
Device NVidia GeForce FX 5100
MD5 45f1acc0fca23b1296dbf9f5535044be
Description WHQL driver for GeForce FX,­ 6,­ 7,­ and 8 series GPUs.­
Added support for GeForce 8800 GTS 512 GPU.­
Recommended driver for the latest DirectX 9,­ and OpenGLapplications.­
Numerous game and application compatibility fixes.­ Please refer tothe release documentation for more information on features,­ driverfixes,­ and known issues.­

What You Should Know About Driver Updating

There are a number of popular warnings and other messages which you might get in the driver updating process, a number of which I've paraphrased and right here as well as information on how to proceed:

Windows cannot verify that the driver is compatible: Touch or click Yes to continue installing it if you're sure this driver is the right one. If you think you might have the driver for the wrong model or something like that, in which case you should look for other INF files or maybe an entirely different driver download, choose No.

QUESTION: I have seen this Event Log Message:

                A TDR has been detected.
                The Application must close.

ANSWER: If you received this message from an application (on a pop up message or in the Event Log), the application was unable to continue rendering because the Microsoft Windows imposed time limit (TDR) was exceeded. This is normally the case when the workload sent to the Graphics Card is greater than what the graphics card can process in the normal timeout of two seconds.

Two possible solutions to try would be:

1. Reduce the graphics workload if possible, such as rendering to a lower resolution or with less detail.

2. Update Graphic driver. You can download DriverTuner and let it update your drivers automatically.

Method to Update Driver with Device Manager

1. Click Start menu and right-click on Computer.

2. Click Manage.

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3. Click Device Manager in left pane.

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4. In Device Manager window, expand categories and locate the device that you wish to update the driver for. For instance, if you want to download "NVidia GeForce FX 5100" driver, find this device under "Display Adapters" category. Then right-click on the device name(NVidia GeForce FX 5100) and select Update Driver Software.

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To set Windows to install recommended updates

To automatically get available driver updates for your hardware, set Windows to install recommended updates. You can set Windows to automatically install important and recommended updates or important updates only. Optional updates aren't downloaded or installed automatically. To get all available updates for your devices, periodically check Windows Update for optional updates.

  1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button. In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.
  2. In the left pane, click Change settings.
  3. Under Important updates, click an item in the list. You can decide which updates to automatically download and install.
  4. Under Recommended updates, select the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates check box, and then click OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. You can also allow anyone using your computer to install updates by selecting the Allow all users to install updates on this computer check box.

Still can't fix NVidia GeForce FX 5100 driver problem? You can try DriverTuner

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1. Click here to download DriverTuner and install it


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2. Scan your PC for outdated drivers. Select the ones(here you should choose NVidia GeForce FX 5100) you want to update and click download


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3. After the download process is finished, you should click SETUP to install them. That's it! Your driver for NVidia GeForce FX 5100 has been updated. Sometimes a restart is required to put the changes into use.


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