AGP Aperture Size Apollo 133a

  Micklemass 19:18 08 Feb 2004

After using AIDA32 programme found the following stating aperture size too large. How do I alter it? Looked at recommended links but didn't dare go any further.

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset VIA VT82C694X Apollo Pro133A

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 128 MB (SDRAM)

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x
Current AGP Speed 2x
Fast-Write Not Supported
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name VIA Technologies, Inc.
Product Information click here
Driver Download click here

Problems & Suggestions
Problem AGP aperture size is more than half of the system memory size. This may cause performance penalty.

  ton 19:33 08 Feb 2004

If the PC is running with no problems I wouldn't worry about it.

Programs like AIDA are well known for not always telling the truth about such things.

  Gongoozler 19:41 08 Feb 2004

Hi Micklemass. You set the AGP Aperture size in BIOS. For your motherboard it is probably under the Advanced Chipset Features menu. Change the size one step at a time. You probably have the option of 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128M. If your motherboard is fairly recent you probably have sufficient graphics memory to get away with fairly low AGP aperture, so see how far you can go before performance deteriorates.

Have a look at these sites click here, click here and click here

  Micklemass 19:52 08 Feb 2004

Cheers Gongoozler but how do I get into the menu?

  ton 21:12 08 Feb 2004

It varies with the PC. Look for the message when you boot up. On mine it says 'press del for setup'.
You need to do this fairly quick while it is booting.

  Micklemass 21:49 08 Feb 2004

Thanks Ton

Will play around with settings in the morning

  gudgulf 23:19 08 Feb 2004

Also consider adding another stick of memory--these days it is not too expensive and if you have a need to run up to date applications it might be wise to upgrade a little,removing your "problem" at the same time!

click here or look up a supplier local to you.

  gudgulf 23:21 08 Feb 2004

That link is riddled with bad typing

click here

click here


  hugh-265156 00:22 09 Feb 2004

to enter your bios as Ton says it will be displayed on screen(very breifly) as the computer starts.

if its too quick to read click here may help a bit.

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