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Increasing Performance Of Integrated Graphics


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#1 Ryan 3000

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:13 PM

I am wanting to breathe some life back into my older Dell Dimension 3000 and the first order of business is the video card. I had a Radeon 9250 but I find the integrated graphics, the Intel 82865G Graphics Controller, to be equally powerful. The one problem with the integrated graphics is that in more detailed games, some objects have terrible-looking textures as in like 16-color textures. This means that my integrated graphics is low on RAM to store these textures, right? Is fixing this problem as easy as adding a GB of RAM to the system and allocating more VRAM? I would also like to know if placing an HSF (where to get one as well?) for my integrated graphics chip will help it. It has no heatsink and I find it amazing that it doesn't get very hot but would still like to get a little more performance and an HSF should help.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:44 AM

More RAM and allocated RAM would help. As for the chip. they do sell various sized heatsinks. I've used Arctic Silvers thermal ADHESIVE to mount them.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 09:21 AM

does your bios allow changing the shared ram. I saw a reference to only 64 megs being shared
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