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Battlefield 2 and the Radeon 9200

By Rodex
Jun 26, 2005
  1. americanidiot

    americanidiot TS Rookie

    Please Help!
     
  2. olddocks

    olddocks TS Rookie

    did you try uninstalling latest derivers and install 2004 drivers? It just might work. The following link also might be userful to you http://www.techsupportforum.com/computer/topic/57340-1.html considering your 9250 PCI. Since its your PCI card, i dont think it is possible to override the agp speed.
     
  3. o3aznkid

    o3aznkid TS Rookie

    which driver is needed for the video card

    hey, i was wondering which driver does the 9200 have to be on for the game to work, right now i think im running my video card on a catalyst 5.6

    theres a couple new 1's released but i dont know which 1 im supposed to get
    can u help me?
     
  4. joool

    joool TS Rookie

    Thank u God

    Thanks u a lot i ve the same problem than u ive search also hours to get that problem THANK U can u tell me what i have to do at last :angel:
     
  5. notcorn

    notcorn TS Rookie Posts: 49

    In theory latest catalyst drivers are always the best in terms of performance although they do sometimes cause problems particularly with older cards. I use catalyst 6.1 with a Radeon 9250 myself without any problems. 6.3 is the latest version Get it here: https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=640
    You'll need Microsoft .net framework 1.1 which is included in the full catalyst package for which you'll need either broadband access or the patience of a saint on dial-up.Technically this Catalyst is only supposed to support cards X700 or higher but it should still work. Confirm your current driver in case you need to revert to it.
     
  6. Ydobon

    Ydobon TS Rookie

    BF2 won't run

    The first post above from Rodex describes my problem. But, when I try to change the AGP to 4x, it won't work. The box isn't able to be changed from the ATI Control Center. I'm not sure how to change it another way. Help??
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The 9200 can run BF2 just fine. My dad's PC has a JetWay Radeon 128MB 9200SE and 1GB of RAM. He runs BF2 on the lowest settings with no lag at all. Plus it has a 1.7 Ghz P4 processor, so I don't think anybody needs to upgrade(except for RAM), unless they wanna play games with all the eye candy and all(like I do). But it did have this problem before, where it used to freeze when he was in the game and he tried to go to the menu by pressing Esc. But thats gone after I formatted his HDD and re-intalled the game.
    And mailpup, the list of cards that comes with BF2 is crap. Check out I'm putting it straight from the readme file:

    - CPU
    Battlefield 2 supports the following processors:
    Intel Pentium 4
    Intel Xeon
    Intel Pentium Extreme Edition
    Intel Celeron D
    AMD Athlon XP
    AMD Athlon 64
    AMD Athlon 64-FX
    AMD Sempron processor

    - Minimum Specification:
    CPU: 1.7 Ghz
    RAM: 512 Mb
    Video Card: NVidia GeForce FX 5700, ATI Radeon 8500 or ATI Radeon 9500
    with 128 Mb of RAM

    - Recommended Specification:
    CPU: 2.4 Ghz
    RAM: 1 Gb
    Video Card with at least 256 Mb of RAM

    - Video Cards
    Battlefield 2 only supports the following video cards:
    Radeon X700 (PCIe)
    Radeon X600 (PCIe)
    GeForce 6600 (PCIe)
    GeForce PCX 5900 (PCIe)
    GeForce 5800 Series (AGP)
    ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition
    ATI Radeon X800 PRO
    ATI Radeon 9800 Series
    ATI Radeon 9600 Series
    ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350LX)
    ATI Radeon 9500 / 9700 Series
    ATI Radeon 8500 Series
    ATI Radeon X300 Series
    NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
    NVidia GeForce 6800 GT
    NVidia GeForce 6800
    NVidia GeForce FX 5950 Series
    NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Series
    NVidia GeForce FX 5700 Series
     
  8. Ydobon

    Ydobon TS Rookie

    help still

    How do you set you AGP from 8x to 4x in the Catlyst Control Center program? I click Smartgart on the left side of the screen... and in that panel there is the AGP settings, but it is greyed out. I can't select anything in it. Also, I don't know how to do it with BIOS, I don't see it listed on there to change the AGP from 8x to 4x.

    I'm not sure how to format the HDD either^^
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    american*****, that pic u posted tells me that u don't have the latest Catalyst drivers installed. U need to have Microsoft .NET Framework and Catalyst 6.3 drivers. That would guarantee best performance and make ur job easier.The links have been given above by notcorn. I'm telling u this bcoz my Dad uses those drivers and he hasn't had problems thus far.
    Ydobon, maybe the options on ur screen are greyed out because ur card might be a PCI? Could u post ur system specs?
     
  10. joool

    joool TS Rookie

    i mknow youre problem

    you just have to klick the enable in the control center VpU recover
     
  11. Ydobon

    Ydobon TS Rookie

    Well, can you play BF2 with a Radeon 9250 and these system specs?:
    And it's a PCI card^^^


    Dell Dimension 3000
    Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
    512 MB of RAM
     
     
  12. notcorn

    notcorn TS Rookie Posts: 49

    You should be able to play Battlefield as you have enough RAM a fast Cpu and
    I play it with an AGP 9250 myself and it runs quite well.
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    If you want to change from AGP 8x to 4x, change it in the BIOS.
     
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    PCI cards don't respond kindly enough to new games like BF2 unfortunately. So I think a PCI card will most likely not run BF2 at all and even if it does run it, in the end, it will tax the card so much u might end up with a dead one. notcorn says that he has an AGP card but AGP cards behave differently from PCI ones, the latter being the worse performer. SO I think an upgrade is in order.
    Just to make a point, I'm posting this link. Check it out and decide for urself.
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-40132-ATi-Radeon-9250-PCI--No-Battlefield-2.html
     
  15. Killer Death

    Killer Death TS Rookie

    Rodex, thank you very much. Your advice worked perfectly for me. You're da man!
     
  16. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    This is very pointless ,,

    That card will run dat game and all games in slow motion,

    You can try reducing graphics detail ,, but still your in a hole with dat thing,
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Mind your own business and don't go shooting your mouth off. They were trying to make the best of what they had, so they don't need u to tell them that the card is outdated coz they already know that. Plus, the last post is almost 9 months old.
     
  18. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    You're completely right Rage.
    Perhaps you (tweakboy) need to check the last post's date.
     
  19. Nic90

    Nic90 TS Rookie

    HEY i need HELP
    i got a Radeon 925 and BATTLEFIELD 2 doesnt work, wen i click on it, it just shows like a black screen

    my system specs:
    Intel Pentium 4, 2.40GHz
    512 of DDR Ram
    40GB Hard Drive
    Radeon 9250 126Mb Graphic Card

    someone please help me so Battlefeild 2 works

    Thanks
     
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    You have hardly enough RAM, but the main menu should at least load. BTW, did you wait for a couple of minutes to see if the game loaded? It might be that or your graphics drivers. Catalyst 6.11 is the only latest ATI driver to support your video card, so download & install that to see if it helps.
     
  21. Nic90

    Nic90 TS Rookie

    i got the latest driver
     
  22. Nic90

    Nic90 TS Rookie

    hey dont worry now my m8 helped me i just need to downlaod and install lastest driver 4 graphic card and battlefiewld 2 update.
     
  23. Nic90

    Nic90 TS Rookie

  24. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    Your ATI 9250 will get some hiccups, because it is a old card.
    You need to have at least 1.0GB to get the better performance out your BF2.
    2.0GB for Battlefield 2142.

    Plus, did you got the latest DirectX recently?
     
  25. Nic90

    Nic90 TS Rookie

    LOL yer all u need is battlefield 2 lastest update and latest graphic card driver and 1gb of ram but i only got 512mb lol then it should work 512mb of ram laggs like **** LOL

    Peace
     
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