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Bios Settings


When I was looking through the BIOS settings, I opened up the hidden BIOS settings using Ctrl+F1. In the revealed section "Advanced Chipset Features", there was a setting "AGP Apeture", or something similar. It was set to 64MB, but I have a 256MB card. Is this just a control of how much system memory the graphics is allowed to use, or is my BIOS choking my graphics performance? Most of the time the display is fine, but occassionaly it will skip a frame or two. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


This question was answered on November 17, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Whether increasing it beyond 64MB will improve the performance from your 256MB video card is somewhat of a guess I would try to increase the aperture size to 128 and see if it makes any difference on your skipping.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 17, 2004