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Old 03-22-2004, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,

I have a P4C800D mobo, and a ATI Radeon 9200 (128MB). My question is: what should I set my "Graphics Aperature Size" in BIOS to? It says here, that I mat have to set it to 128MB:

I'm not sure if setting this to a higher size will help or hinder me, because I don't know what it does. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, I'm sure it's not important for this question but here's the rest of the specs:

CPU: Intel 2.6C GHz (HT)
RAM: 2X PC3200 256 MB (400 MHz)
If theres anything else you need, just let me know.

Thanks a lot,

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Old 03-22-2004, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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when they said this: If you are using a graphics card with a 128MB or more of memory installed a larger aperture size may need to be used. that does not mean you need to have 128MB APG aperatures size or greater, it just means you may need more than the default which is 64MB.

APG aperature is used to reserve some of the main memory (also called RAM, the memory you install in the slots) for the video card. since you already have 128MB on the video card itself i would leave AGP aperature to its default which is usually 64MB or 32MB. if you have not changed it yet, leave it alone. if your games run slow increase AGP aperature

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Old 03-23-2004, 12:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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OK, thanks a lot, that helped.
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