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AMDFanBoy
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Unlock advanced bios features

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HP CW1063WM Ryzen 5 3500U Vega 8
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Hi, I would like to reduce the amount of dedicated VRAM.  I run my laptop as an Ubuntu Java Minecraft Server.  The Computer has dedicated 2 Gb of RAM for the Vega 8 and I do not need all of it as my server runs in the terminal.  I would like to reduce it to a much smaller number, say between 128 mb and 512 mb.  I do not need the VRAM as my server runs only in terminal, without a GUI, however, I do need more RAM for the minecraft server, but it is not bad enough that I need to buy another stick of RAM.  I would also like to turn off SMT (Hyper threading but AMD).  I understand that HP has set it up for better performance in most situations, my minecraft server primarily runs on one thread, so disabling hyperthreading allows it to better take advantage of a full core of performance.  My Laptop is running the F.42 bios. 

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WAWood
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@AMDFanBoy 

Sorry, but apart from business notebooks and some high-end gaming PCs, accessing Advanced BIOS option on HP PCs is not possible.

Some OEMs lock out the advanced BIOS options to prevent customers from making changes to options that can destabilize or otherwise damage the PC -- and then send it back for repair under warranty claiming they did nothing to it.

I know only SOME of the advanced options are risky, but it's simpler to disable access to ALL advanced options than to allow/disallow on an individual option basis.

That's the course of action that HP has chosen. No one from here is going to provide you any means of getting around that.



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