Radeon9250 - rubbish?

By Boerie
Dec 31, 2005
  1. I replaced my Geforce 4 mx440 graphic card with a Radeon 9250 128Mb
    {GeCube) card. Bad news. An example of some games which ran with no
    problems with the old card resulted in the following.
    1. Combat Flight Sim.3 - " MS DOS prompt - not enough memory to run this
    2. Grand theft Auto - no response when clicking the exe file.
    3. Need for Speed - freezes while loading.
    4. Race Driver 2 - " Internal error no. xxxxx etc."

    I downloaded drivers from site but this did not help.
    I have a Gigabyte GA- 8SIMLH-P board with a SiS chipset.
    768 DDR Ram.- Windows 98.

    Have I wasted my money or can someone provide me with some
    constructive remedial advice?
  2. DragonFury

    DragonFury TS Rookie Posts: 63

    have u tried downloading the drivers from ati's web site ?
  3. Bender99

    Bender99 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Try and install the drivers again but first run drivercleaner. Uninstall the ati drivers, then run drivercleaner, and then install the ati drivers.
  4. Boerie

    Boerie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Radeon 9250

    Thanks Guys,
    I have spent so much time messing around with this card.
    I imported a PC technician who spent hours experiencing
    the same problems as I outlined previously, plus windows
    freezing all the time. He felt that more effort is given to
    producing drivers for Windows XP and I should get rid of
    98. When I re-installed my old Ge-force 4 card all was
    back to normal. By d/loading drivers direct from ATI do
    you guys really feel this will solve my problem because
    drivers from did not help.
  5. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    If you have a GeForce or an ATI card, you SHOULD get your drivers directly from them, unless the maker of the card seriously tweaked the hardware.

    Go to and just get the driver, make sure it includes your model in the compatability list. You find that on the left side of the screen in the driver area.

    good luck
  6. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 107

    You should not forget to change your BIOS settings related to the card as needed - AGP aperture size, AGP 8X- if supported by your mainboard, maybe disable fast writes if enabled - this option often causes instability.
    As the others before me said, first try to get the official drivers from, I highly recommend the dial-up version, without the Control Panel.
    Good luck and keep us informed!
  7. Boerie

    Boerie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Radeon 9250

    Thanks Guys,
    I visited and (possibly being the novice that I am)
    went to Radeon / Previous Drivers & software and was confronted
    with "Catalyst Win98" / Catalyst component / "display Driver Control
    Panel Driver"
    I seem to be lost - in this site. More explicit details would be
    appreciated. Thanks.
  8. kodrutz

    kodrutz TS Booster Posts: 107

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