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RADEON 9250 graphics card,black screen but sound problems?

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hi i just wondered if any one has the radeon 9250 AGP card and is having the following problems? i can play basic games from steam fine like world of goo, etc but wheni have tried to play a demo … Read More
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
hi i just wondered if any one has the radeon 9250 AGP card and is having the following problems?

i can play basic games from steam fine like world of goo, etc
but wheni have tried to play a demo of left for dead,bioshock,overlord etc all i get is a black screen but with the sound,i can move my mouse and hear the options being highlighted etc but no picture

i know this is a old card and im not expecting to play these games in full quality i just

wondered if there is any way of getting some type of even basic picture?
thanks

i am using a pentium 4 .3.20 ghz ,1.5 gig of ram and my motherboard is a asrock pvm800 if thats any help?
Graphics Card Manufacturer Powered by ATI
Graphics Chipset RADEON 9250
Device ID 5960
Vendor 1002

Subsystem ID 2801
Subsystem Vendor ID 17EE

Bus Type AGP
Current Bus Setting AGP 8X

BIOS Version 008.017D.031.00
BIOS Part Number BK-ATI VER008.017D.031.000
BIOS Date 2004/08/06

Memory Size 256 MB
Memory Type DDR SGRAM / SDRAM

Core Clock in MHz 239 MHz
Memory Clock in MHz 167 MHz

Primary Display Yes
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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Old? It's practically prehistoric. I think the GPU at the centre of that card is something like six years old now. The problem is that the card's just too old to understand the modern code, and the developers of the games you're trying to play haven't written alternative code to support older hardware. It would've been pointless to even try it, since it'd cost a lot of money and not produce much in the way of a result anyway.

Just buy yourself a new AGP graphics card. The format is pretty much dead now, but you can still get some decent hardware for fairly cheap, like around £30.
#2
cheers uve confirmed what i was worrying about lol
will my motherboard be too old to take the latest graphics cards?
rep added
#3
Try right clicking on the desktop shortcut and select
run in 640 x 480
sometimes it is just a case of the res being wrong,
#4
dxx
Old? It's practically prehistoric. I think the GPU at the centre of that card is something like six years old now. The problem is that the card's just too old to understand the modern code, and the developers of the games you're trying to play haven't written alternative code to support older hardware. It would've been pointless to even try it, since it'd cost a lot of money and not produce much in the way of a result anyway.

The 9800 is 6 years old now, the 8-series that the 9250 is based on is a couple of years older still.

And it is likely to be that it simply doesn't support the features needed to run newish games, sometimes you get an error message stating that but I guess those games don't have one.

Your motherboard won't take the more modern PCI-E cards but something like a a Radeon 3650 AGP version is up to date and would work. Make sure it's the AGP version though, as it comes in a more common PCI-E version as well.
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but something like a a Radeon 3650 AGP version is up to date and would work


cheers i will have a look around for this card thanks

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