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Old 10-14-2005, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question AGP aperture size

I found in bios that my AGP aperture size on my motherboard was only 128. I thought this was supposed to be consistent with my motherboard's onboard RAM, so I set it at 256, since I have an nVidia GeForce 6800GT. when I did so, however, my system refuses to load or even output any visuals. I sent a message to MSI about it, and they said the aperture should be set at half the onboard RAM size of the card. does that sound right? I do not want my system to be effectively using only half of the memory possible on my card...

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Old 10-14-2005, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AGP aperture isn't about whats on your card.

When your card runs out of the 256mb it's got, it then turns to the system memory (Your Kingston RAM) to then use up some of that memory...the AGP Aperture is how much of that system RAM to this case 128mb which is fine....don't see why your computer would go crazy merely from changing it to 256mb though, that should be fine since you have 1gb to spare anyway

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sweet - thanks. I appreciate it much. I was just worried before.
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