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What Frame Buffer Size Do I Select In Bios


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#1 baso3456

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:08 AM

I just installed a new biostar MB and this is my first build. The bios is overwhelming but everything seems to work ok. In advanced chipset features is a frame buffer size setting. I don't know what this is or how to set it. The manual leaves something to be desired. My choices are 32M,64M,128M,256M, or disable. This is a939 socket amd motherboard and I installed a athlon 64 3200 2.0GHz processor. MB is a biostar 6100-M9. I believe it is for allocating ram for the onboard graphics. I have that set to auto in the bios and it cannot be disabled. I installed a 7600GT graphics card in the pcie slot. Can I disable the frame buffer size if I am not using onboard video?

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:30 AM

Yes, if you are not using the onboard video, you should be able to disable the frame buffer. If you do, remember to re-enable it again beforehand if you ever wish to remove the video card and revert to on-board video.

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 05:31 AM

A great resource for BIOS settings: http://www.adriansrojakpot.com/Speed_Demon...Guide_Index.htm
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Posted 31 August 2007 - 11:17 AM

Thanks for the quick reply Platypus an Usasma. I have already checked out the website. However I am interested in one more item that I can not find on it. There is a performance booster zone in the bios and I see that my ram is set to 2.72V. It gives me a choice of 2.66, 2.72 2.82, and 2.93. I have corsair value select that is listed as 2.5V on the newegg spec sheet for this ram. i also have the generic ram that came with the system new. Two sticks of each. I have run prime95 torture test for about 6 hours and have no errors. My son needs this unit for college by sunday and I just want to make sure I have it running stable as the campus is a long drive from home. My cpu core V. is set to default and cpu freq. is 200. I am not getting into the dram configuration as the website wll help me there. When I fired up the new motherboard these settings were already set as default however as I read the manual -what little there was of it- the manual listed other settings that did not match my settings for default. This makes life confusing for a first build but it forces me to learn really quick. I ran prime 95 torture test for 6 hours and it gave no errors. I also monitored voltages and temps using speedfan software and my max temp was 52C in prime95 which is ok. So 2.72V seems to be Ok. I am interested in stability and longevity. I do not want to overclock.
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Edited by baso3456, 31 August 2007 - 11:33 AM.





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