Can i play flight sim x on windows 7 with fx 5200 card

Hello,I run an old fx 5200 nvidia graphics card on my windows 7 just to watch all my dvd's on my home theatre system. I have installed flight sim x and now tells me to update my graphics or video card. On my old xp I ran the same grapfics card and F.S.X still works fine. Do you know perhaps what the problem is?
Thanks JP
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  1. Do you have the latest drivers for that card? Also, how much RAM are you working with?
  2. fx5200 is a bit of a crappy card for gaming. You'd be better off spending $40 on a new low end video card, 4300 series from AMD should do it. Here is a 4350 card for $10 after a rebate even http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127436&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-14-127-436-_-Product, will be several times faster than your FX5200. Just make sure your case has the room for the card and you have a PCIe slot.
  3. The fx 5200 is a rather weak card compared to what's out today, but it should still work.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925724
  4. Hawkeye22 said:
    The fx 5200 is a rather weak card compared to what's out today, but it should still work.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925724


    The FX5200 was a dog when new never mind comparing it to current cards :-) You're being too kind to it hehe.

    It was designed as a budget cut down card of the then current series, and ended up being really bad for games.
  5. hang-the-9 said:
    The FX5200 was a dog when new never mind comparing it to current cards :-) You're being too kind to it hehe.

    It was designed as a budget cut down card of the then current series, and ended up being really bad for games.



    LoL! Yeah, I'd never own one, but without knowing the OP's budget constraints I figured I'd just answer the question at hand. So, will the game play? Yes. Will it play well? Not by most's standards.
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