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Danna
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Require assistance to access BIOS

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I have a HP Compaq D530 Small Form PC with Intel Integrated Graphics 

 

I realize this is a rather old computer however it works well for me...until I needed to access BIOS

to see if it is at all possible to assign extra RAM to my graphics.

 

Currently I have a lowly one gigabyte of RAM with only 96 mbs being allocated to my graphics.

I do not have the capability to upgrade or add another video card, I was wondering is it at all

possible to go into BIOS and change the settings myself. 

I would like to up the mbs to 128 if possible. 

Yes it eats of course into my RAM I understand that, however I cannot seem to find how to 

do this. 

I again understand this question is probably extremely pedestrian and puerile in such a forum as this

but I have exhausted the web, friends, and computer techs in my town with no avail. 

So here I sit and humbly ask if someone can tell me Can I increase the current graphics being allocated

from 96 to 128mbs in this computer and if anyone has the time and patience, can they tell me how to do it

Please? 

Edit: If anyone is wondering if I went to the MS forums Yes yes I did.

They sent me here.

So tag you're it?! 

 

OS MS Windows XP Pro Version 2002 SP 3 

Intel Pentium 4 CPU,  2.66 GHZ 

Intel 82865G Graphics Controller

0864h Motherboard

Edit:

I thought I would include the BIOS version if that helps...

786B1  v1.14

date: 07-11-03

 

If further info is needed please let me know.

 

Thanking you for your time and patience.

PS If I have posted in the incorrect forum my sincere apologies. 

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Danna
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Re: Require assistance to access BIOS

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Alrighty then, in reviewing the HP forums I found this little nugget of info...

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12...

 

Will updating my BIOS then allow me to actually make the changes I need??

 

As is quite obvious I am competely ignorant when it applies to this kind of technical

expertise. 

Soooo any help would be appreciated. 

Many thanks.

 

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Require assistance to access BIOS

Hi:

 

You cannot change the memory mapping in the BIOS on any HP business desktop that I know of.

 

Updating the BIOS will not change that.

 

The maximum memory that can be allocated to the Intel 865 onboard video is 96 MB.

 

Why can't you add a low profile 8X AGP video card?

 

Why not add more memory than 1 GB?

 

I had a d530 CMT, and maxed out the memory to 4 GB, installed a faster processor, and added a 128 MB AGP windows 7 capable graphics card (which then frees up the 96 megs of system memory that used to go to the onboard video).

 

It ran Windows 7 just fine.

 

Paul

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Danna
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Re: Require assistance to access BIOS

Thanks for the reply.

 

I am not wanting to spend much more money on this computer, and will definitely look into a

low profile graphics card.

It was suggested to me that it was possible to access BIOS and allocate a specific amount of memory

from Intel support themselves, which got me to MS and then here. 

However now knowing thats not an option I will have to upgrade either graphics or the 

old computer itself.

Much obliged for the response and many many thanks.

 

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Require assistance to access BIOS

You're very welcome.

 

Look on eBay for used but tested and working low profile video cards (4x/8x AGP slot). 

 

Get one with no power requirements, or one that needs a 250W or less P/S.

 

You should be able to get one for $15 - $20 -- especially if you don't need a windows 7 capable one.

 

Paul

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