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    BIOS settings

    This is probably a really simple question to answer. I was looking at my BIOS settings and I noticed a setting for the "Graphics Aperture" which was set at 64mb. My GC is a 128mb card, so do I need to increase this aperture setting or not? (If it really is that simple to answer then yes, I am that dim )

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    thats interesting I never knew that

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    I'm so pleased that it was a "popular misconception"

    Thanks for the help

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    I never knew it either... Adrian's BIOS guide is a fantastic resource.
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    It's useful but doesn't give a definitive answer (well, to us bears of little brain anyway). What should I set my aperture to be when I have an X800XT (256Mb) and 1024Mb of PC3200 RAM? 64Mb? 32? 128?


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    with that much memory to play with i'd say go with 64mb. maybe even try 32mb first and see if you get any framerate drops.

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    Thanks, rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishey

    What will be the benefit of dropping the aperture size? Increased memory available to running programs because the memory reservation has reduced? Have I understood correctly?

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    ...and it will keep the GART at a reasonable size (reading from the site I linked) lol.
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