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How to change A8-5600K video memory?

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June 5, 2014 1:19:26 AM

My friend uses an APU and he wants to increase his APU's video memory

His PC:
CPU - AMD A8-5600K
Mobo - F2A55M-DS2 (rev 3.0)
RAM - 4GB 1600MHz

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June 5, 2014 1:47:21 AM

The share of the system memory dedicated to the GPU can be changed within the BIOS.
On his particular motherboard this option would be located at:

BIOS => Peripherals => GFX Configuration => UMA Frame Buffer Size

He can force several options from 256MiB to 2GiB, or leave it at auto.
With only a total of 4GiB available, I would not recommend setting it to more than 1GiB.
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June 5, 2014 2:11:07 AM

I would leave the UMA frame buffer on auto, as the driver will allocate ram as and when needed.
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