View Full Version : I need help with my video card....

08-29-2006, 04:29 PM
It's an ATI Radeon 9550 AGP. I installed Catalyst version 6.8.

I finally figured out how to disable my onboard graphics and everything is installed correctly, but my screen is "shaking".

I changed the AGP Voltage setting in BIOS to 1.7 because someone at VIAarena.com in the forums said that would help stop my game from freezing but it is still freezing. The game is Black and White 2.

Here is all the information about my computer I can find.

Field Value
CPU Properties

CPU Type AMD Sempron, 1800 MHz (9 x 200) 3100+
CPU Alias Venice-256 S754
CPU Stepping DH-E6
Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 4x / 9x
L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)
L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info

Package Type 754 Pin uOPGA
Package Size 4.00 cm x 4.00 cm
Transistors 68.5 million
Process Technology 11Mi, 90 nm, CMOS, Cu, SOI
Die Size 84 mm2
Core Voltage 1.100 - 1.450 V
I/O Voltage 1.2 V + 2.5 V
Maximum Power 67.0 W

CPU Manufacturer

Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Product Information

CPUID Properties

CPUID Manufacturer AuthenticAMD
CPUID CPU Name AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+
CPUID Revision 00020FC2h
Extended CPUID Revision 00020FC2h
AMD Brand ID 0987h (Sempron 3100+)
Platform ID CCh (Socket 754)
IA CPU Serial Number Unknown
HTT / CMP Units 0 / 1

Motherboard ID 12/07/2005-K8M800-8237-6A7L1G04C-00
Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties

Bus Type AMD Hammer
Real Clock 200 MHz
Effective Clock 200 MHz
HyperTransport Clock 800 MHz

Memory Bus Properties

Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 201 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 402 MHz
Bandwidth 3214 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties

Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (ODR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 533 MB/s

Physical Memory

Total 511 MB
Used 365 MB
Free 145 MB

Swap Space

Total 1150 MB
Used 428 MB
Free 722 MB

Virtual Memory

Total 1662 MB
Used 822 MB
Free 838 MB

SPD Device Description DIMM1: Melco (512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

Memory Module Properties

Module Name Melco
Serial Number None
Module Size 512 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
Module Voltage SSTL 2.5
Error Detection Method None
Refresh Rate Reduced (7.8 us), Self-Refresh

Memory Timings

@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 200 MHz 2.5-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)
@ 133 MHz 2.0-2-2-6 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Device Description:
North Bridge: VIA K8M800/K8N800
North Bridge: AMD Hammer IMC
South Bridge: VIA VT8237

North Bridge Properties

North Bridge VIA K8M800/K8N800

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type VIA/S3 UniChrome Pro
Graphics Controller Status Disabled

AGP Controller
AGP Version 3.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Device ATI Radeon 9550 (RV350)
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 8x
Fast-Write Supported, Enabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.

BIOS Properties

BIOS Type Award Modular
Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Award BIOS Message K8VM800M-R2 FD
System BIOS Date 12/07/05
Video BIOS Date 05/04/13

BIOS Manufacturer

Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Product Information http://www.phoenix.com/en/products/default.htm
BIOS Upgrades http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/index.cfm?refererid=40


Video Adapter Properties:
Field Value
Device Description RADEON 9550
Adapter String RADEON 9550
BIOS String 113-A03523-103
Chip Type ATI RADEON 9550 AGP (0x4173)
DAC Type Internal DAC(400MHz)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag (
Memory Size 256 MB

I'm using EVEREST Home Edition 2.20 for the system info.

Bryce W
08-29-2006, 06:53 PM
Does the freezing only occur in Black and White 2? or most other games as well?

08-29-2006, 07:38 PM
that's the funny thing, it's only Black And White 2..but then, that's the only game I have that you need the cd to play it. I have CakeMania and Pizza Frenzy and a few other Shockwave/PopCap/GameHouse games and they are all full screen and I've had no problems at all with them, I left CakeMania running all night, and went back to it in the morning and finished playing with no problems.