Another question about Intergrated Graphics

By greatman05 · 4 replies
May 11, 2006
  1. Hello. I was just wondering: Does increasing the before-Windows-starts framebuffer increase graphics and system performance? What I mean is: I have a Bios option which asks about shared memory size. With only 128MB of Ram, It gives me 2 opitons: 1MB and 8MB. Originally, I had it set to 1MB, but I am expermienting and set the size to 8MB. This took my 126MB of available memory to 119MB. But, I felt a performance boost. I also felt that the graphics were smoother. I+s this true, or just a placebo effect?
  2. lalo90e

    lalo90e TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Maybe it´s true, but you should add more system ram, to have a greater computer experience. A 256MB stick should be very cheap on Newegg, and that would help a lot.
    And yes, you should have somewhat higher graphics performance with a frame buffer of 8 MB, but overall system performance is reduced a little. :unch: If you can add more system RAM, you will be much better. :cool:
  3. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Thanks. You really helped! :blush: Any other responses? :grinthumb
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I think lalo90e covered most of the bases.

    You should either increase your RAM or buy a PCI/AGP video card.

    Discussion about 1MB or 8MB is fairly irrelevant.

    Having said that,8MB is better than IMB :grinthumb
  5. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Thanks. I thought you were offending me there. Oh, and F.Y.I: I'm 13! I can't really get a RAM upgrade at the moment, but I'm trying. Thanks for the response!
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