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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.

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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 ;)

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