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All my games pause with my graphics card

By jake76 ยท 6 replies
Dec 4, 2007
  1. hey all my games lag when im not even connected to the internet i have a radeon 9250 graphics card ive tryed turning down the resalution and colour bit and allso video mode please help me.
  2. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 115

    would suggest upgrading to a new card.
    first try updating your drivers
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Are these newer games or the old ones you have been playing for some time? Also, I agree with Teranius about updating your drivers.

    The 9250 is an old card.
  4. jake76

    jake76 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well there pritty new the games but what about my ram do you think it could be my ram i have 512mb of ram
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    The rule of thumb is if you're a gamer then 2 gigs is what you need. But if you are playing new games with a 9250 then even with the newest driver isn't going to help much. You need to upgrade. I would also venture to guess you'll need to upgrade your CPU.

    There are still viable AGP video card options avaliable but you need to find out if your motherboard can handle AGP 4x/8x options.
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, jake76, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

    Please take a moment to read the following threads to make your experience here as enjoyable as possible :)

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    With regards to your problem, I too think the problem lies with your graphics card. The ATI X1950 or nVidia GeForce 7950GT are two of the best AGP cards that you can get so you might like to consider those models.
  7. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    try overstock.com
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