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I have reinstall my computer so many times, trying many suggestions available on the net and nothing seems to work. I do need your help. Believe me when I say, I do try a lot to find solutions for my computer problems, but now it seem to be one I do not know how to resolve.

My computer is a pentium 4 and my graphic card Nvidia GeForce FX 5600. I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04.02. I updated and upgraded everything via the command line.

Now I have a NVIDIA Driver Version 173.14.39. I believe this version is too new for my graphic card, but I do not know how to change it.

When I watch a video, my computer froze after a few minutes of watch. I believe it will froze for other application that use too much of my GPU.

I need a solution that will make my computer stable and durable.

Thank you.

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For such an old card, Ubuntu is not recommended. Try Debian Lenny. –  Danatela Mar 13 '14 at 5:05
I had Ubuntu for many years and Ubuntu 12.04 since his release. It's only recently I have problem with it. It's why I rather find a solution then try a new distro. I used to have Xubuntu with a other computer, a Pentium 3, but I had other kind of problem with video link to flash and that was last year. –  Julie Mar 13 '14 at 12:47
@Danatela I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 just fine on a machine with an Nvidia GeForce FX 5200. Even Unity runs reasonably well, most of the time, with occasional slowdowns. (Of course, one's mileage may vary...) –  Eliah Kagan Mar 28 '14 at 22:48

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