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jacktro

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Hi ....

Been looking at Motherboards and noticed on the Specs of a GA Z87-HD3, under a graphics heading........

"Graphics....Max allocated Ram Size - 1GB"

can some one please explain this for me :blush:

Secured a really cheap unused 4670K from a friend and will build around this. If any1 has suggestions for an alternative Board in that £100 price range, i'll listen .... the GA Z87 has not yet become my final choice.

Thks.
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That's the graphic memory for the onboard GPU allocated from the ram module(s). Usually you have a choice of 64, 128, 256 up to 1024 megs in the BIOS. Also you can disable it so you can use a video card with its own memory in the PCIe slot.

Edited by Brazened, 01 November 2013 - 04:05 PM.

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I was not sure if it was stating i would be restricted to using a 1GB video card with this Motherboard....As i had been looking at 2GB cards it kind of stopped me in my tracks.....:wacko:


Thx....Brazened
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I see what you mean. Yeah, you can have as much memory you want the video card comes with.

Also you'll need at least 128 bit to get good details out of the video card. The higher the better.

Edited by Brazened, 01 November 2013 - 10:36 PM.

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phillpower2

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Alternative MB suggestion for you Here
Both MBs are the ATX type/size, will your case accept an ATX board.
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Yep my case will take an ATX Board.
I had been looking at that MB along with the ASRock Z87..it will be one of these 2

Thx Phil
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You are welcome jacktro :)

The ASRock is also a good board :thumbsup:
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