Question about IBM ATI RADEON 9200 Pro 64MB Video Card Graphic Card

1 Answer

Freezing Virtually any game I try to play freezes/unfreezes every couple of seconds when any real action starts during the game(and sometimes without any real action going on).  And while surfing the web it takes several minutes to load a page, even though I have sympatico high speed running at 100.0 Mbps.   My video card is a Radeon 9250 - 128AGP, and my processor is an Intel Celeron 1700 PM8M-V.  Mainboard is a MicroStar International (ms-7104). And 768 MB of DDR - SDRAM - PC2100 @ 133MHz   I don't have a lot of money, so is there anything I can do to make things a little better without having to buy any new components?  And if there is no way, what would be the least expensive upgrade I would have to make in order to play games like:  Age of Empires 3, Pacific Fighters, Stonghold Legends, Star Trek Legacy, and Glory of the Roman Empire? P.S.  My pc freezes even while play games as old as Age of Empires 2. Thanks. D.H.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Spec's look decent but many things can cause this problem, a lot of them fall under 'settings' and 'drivers'. Making sure ALL BIOS settings are set correctly is foremost. Clear the ESCD in BIOS after any hardware change. Make sure frequency and timing settings don't cause excessive wait-states for BUS x-fers. After BIOS is checked, ensure MoBo 'chipset' drivers are installed - full AGP functionality may not be possible without them even though Windows installs 'generic' drivers. All hardware mfg. drivers should be installed and settings checked. Make sure not infected with badware. Disconnect any hardware not needed for gaming, or disable drivers like multimedia enhanced keyboards and any system processes or background tasks that are not essential so there are less things causing IRQ requests.

Make sure DMA is enabled for HDD and CDROM's if supported by them. Error-scan, defrag and check S.M.A.R.T. status of HDD's. Use a sys info tool like 'Everest' or 'PC Wizard' to check if settings in BIOS and OS are allowing full hardware functionality.

Some hardware (and software) just don't play well with certain others lol, so if all that fails, borrow another video card with similar features and see if it works better before spending money on a new one. Check if your MoBo chipset has known issues with any of the different graphics chip mfg's.

Good luck and hope it turns out to be something simple ;)

Posted on Nov 26, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How much will it cost me for you to tell me how to unfreeze my tablet when it freezes up

our advice is free and depending on the expert trying to answer may or may not be accurate
If you get advice try it ,if you don't then take it to a shop and have the problem diagnosed

Mar 14, 2015 | ASUS Tablets & eReaders

1 Answer

Action replay freezes my pokemon black

The version you may have might not be updated. It is best to just get a new Action Replay the latest version has the new codes. AND BE CAREFUL PLAYING WITH ACTION REPLAY on the DSI and 3 RD
Hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2014 | Nintendo DS Console

1 Answer

Games Monkey See Monkey Do freezes xbox

Hi, have same issue with this game. It seems that the patch that the xbox downloads is not compatible with newer xboxes. I've set an email to the game maker, but while we wait for them to fix it try the following work around.Clear xbox cache, then remove the internet connection from the xbox, you should now be able to use the game. Do not reconnect the internet until after you finish playing the game and remember to disconnect it each time before playing the game, otherwise you'll download the patch and have to clear the cache again.
Please let me know if this works for you, so that I can inform the game makers and hopefully get a proper solution.

Dec 29, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

160gb ps3 won't play games or bluray discs

Your PS3 may not be freezing entirely. Look in the top right hand corner of the screen, if the loading sphere is there you've nothing to worry about, and I would reccomend just waiting it out (it unfreezes). If it is not there it is a legitimate freeze and would reccomend sending it off and/or updating the system firmware.

Apr 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Freezes up while operating

I have found that my aiptek digital camcorder also freezes like this sometimes after I have pressed the button to stop recording a movie. You are right that sometimes you must remove the battery to unfreeze it, but I have found a couple of other tricks that work sometimes.

1. You can hold down the menu button for a few seconds (like 6). Sometimes this kicks it into the menu and unfreezes it.

2. Sometimes using the power button inside of where the screen stores to turn it on and then off again often helps.

3. Popping the digital card out (push in so it unlocks, then push it right back in) also helps unfreeze it for me.

If those don't work, pop the battery out again.

I do find that every few months I need to clean the connection points on both my battery and the camera where the battery clicks in. After I do this it behaves much better for a couple months. Good luck.

Mar 28, 2009 | Aiptek MPVR Digital Camera

2 Answers

Call of Duty 4 keeps freezing

It only freezes online during multiplayer a couple minutes into gameplay.

Jun 21, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

307 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18420 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Are you an IBM Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides