01-09-2012 04:29 PM - edited 01-10-2012 11:23 AM
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
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
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
I thought I would include the BIOS version if that helps...
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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01-10-2012 12:05 PM - edited 01-10-2012 12:07 PM
Alrighty then, in reviewing the HP forums I found this little nugget of info...
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
Soooo any help would be appreciated.
01-11-2012 12:24 PM
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.
01-11-2012 03:11 PM
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.
01-11-2012 03:37 PM
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.