Some Reviews of the Forceware Driver, some IQ too.

First ExtremeTech has their nice little view with a bit of IQ testing;

<A HREF="http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1374397,00.asp" target="_new">http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1374397,00.asp</A>

And Also FiringSquad just a small IQ comparison;

<A HREF="http://firingsquad.com/hardware/forceware_52.16/" target="_new">http://firingsquad.com/hardware/forceware_52.16/</A>

Interesting that in the last segment, Firingsquad says make sure the Forceware drivers don't disable the HSF on your FX5200;
<i>Also, we highly recommend GeForce FX 5200 Ultra owners keep a very close eye on their card's fan if they plan to upgrade to 52.16. If you find that your fan does not operate after upgrading to 52.16, revert back to 45.23 immediately. The new features and performance gains seen here just aren't worth the risk of potentially damaging your hardware.
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I still think that the Digit-Life FX5950/5700 review had a better look at the drivers and their various performance gains, and issues; but this stuff should just give people more info, which is always good IMO.


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Also, we highly recommend GeForce FX 5200 Ultra owners keep a very close eye on their card's fan if they plan to upgrade to 52.16. If you find that your fan does not operate after upgrading to 52.16, revert back to 45.23 immediately. The new features and performance gains seen here just aren't worth the risk of potentially damaging your hardware.
If I remember correctly, the 5800 Ultra had a problem with the fan stopping whenever a screensaver turned on. It seems Nvidia has a problem with wanting their cards to last....

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