AGP Apeture Size in BIOS

Although I have a limited knowledge of BIOS settings, I seem to recall someone once mentioning that the AGP apeture size should be set to 50% of the installed memory.

I currently have 512MB installed so I assume that this should be set to 256MB but is there really anything to be gained by this.

My graphics card as a Creative Labs Geforece 2 GTS which has 32MB of RAM.

  spikeychris 11:01 16 Feb 03

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  Paul2003 11:38 16 Feb 03

The rule that I have always followed and had no trouble with is set the AGP aperture size to double the graphics card memory, so in your case set it to 64MB.


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Thanks for replies.

Current setting is 64MB but I may experiment with a higher setting because in the link posted by spikeychris, there is an iteresting post by coffecup which suggests that there may be a difference of opinion as to what the setting should be.

Will leave thread unresolved for now in case anyone esle has some thoughts on the subject.

  BrianW 14:31 16 Feb 03

Reading abouth this recently, the advice seems to be that if you have a slower card then increasing the AGP may help but it will possible slow down your system. For faster cards the article reckoned it was best to stick at 32 mb. I have tried from 32 to 124 on a mx 440 with 64mb DDR video ram and 512 sdram. Can't say I noticed any difference in performance.

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