Pre-Loaded Realtime Graphs

Is there any way to tweak the realtime graphs so that they are constantly recording the last 3 minutes' activity?

I typically open the graphs only when I observe erratic behavior with internet speeds and I always wish the activity for the last few minutes was already available for inspection.

I've got luci-app-statistics running, and I use it, but my ageing eyes much prefer the large, vector graphics of realtime graphs to the tiny, rasterized graphs that RRDTOOL produces.

Poking through the RRDTOOL website I see that there's a way to specify the size of the output graph but where is this configuration option stored? In case you haven't guessed, I'm very new to the Linux environment.