AGP Aperture Size Help

  Jason Hobson 15:31 19 Jul 2003

To start things off here is my current system:

AMD Atlon 2600+ 333FSB :
512MB DDR333 PC2700 :
Asus A7V8X-X :
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb 8x :
WinXP Pro :

After reading through alot of sites about AGP Aperture size I came to the conclusion that setting it to half of my system memory would be suitable. But when I try to change it, the only available options to me are 8, 16 and 32mb.

Reading my motherboard manual I read this:


Graphics Aperture Size.

This feature allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphics data. Configuration options: [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB] [1024MB].
The 1024 and 512 configuration options are available only when you use AGP 8x graphics card.


So why cant I select the other options which I want to use?

Thanks is advance.

  hugh-265156 15:47 19 Jul 2003

i dont know why you have limited options but so long as its set to over 16(some cards wont work if set lower) then it doesnt really matter.

you wont see any performance increase.

  Jason Hobson 16:07 19 Jul 2003


Does any else know how I could fix it, my pc isnt performing aswell as it shoulg be on a few games, if I could get this sorted it would narrow down why it isnt.

  hugh-265156 16:12 19 Jul 2003

ATI Radeon 9700 Pro latest drivers 3.6 click here

for a start.

  Jason Hobson 16:23 19 Jul 2003

I have the latest drivers, and I updated my bios to the latest version.

  hugh-265156 16:34 19 Jul 2003

sombody else with the same problem click here no solutions though i am afraid.

also had a look on asus support and no joy sorry.

  hugh-265156 16:36 19 Jul 2003

gotta love the google translations. :-)

  Jason Hobson 21:44 19 Jul 2003

Thanks huggyg71. Ive sent asus tech support an email. waiting for a reply, bump

  Jason Hobson 02:11 26 Jul 2003

Well after a week I have recieved no word from them.

Bump :(

  hugh-265156 03:28 26 Jul 2003

long shot but try the forums click here

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