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ECS A535 Video Memory

Hello! I own an ECS A535 laptop with 32 MB of video memory. I read somewhere that if you enter the BIOS you can change the memory size to
64 MB but I can't figure out how to enter the BIOS. Please help. Thanks!

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  • AZLizard90 Sep 21, 2008

    Thanks for your help!

  • AZLizard90 Sep 21, 2008

    Thanks, but my problem was getting into the BIOS in the first place. When the laptop firsts starts up, I tried pushing F2 like you normally would to enter the BIOS, but that didn't do anything. The user's manual didn't say anything about how to get in and it doesn't even have an 800 number or a website.

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The a535 BIOS does allow you to configure the amount of RAM assigned to video. I forget if 64 MB is an option (I seem to remember 8,16, and 32). This will effect the available/reported system RAM. FYI if you are looking to boost video performance, don't bother this will be negligible at best, and may cost you performance as you will lose system memory. These were nice little laptops, but video is decidedly a week point. If you can't get into the BIOS normally, try holding down a key while booting. You will probably get a keyboard error reported and have the option to enter setup from the error message.

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You can only change the amount of video memory if your model has a videocard memory that can be dynamically changed. You're correct that it can be done, but only on specific models of notebooks. :) If you're not able to find it on the BIOS then your model might not be one of them.

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