Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Jan 2, 2006.
My aunt got a new 'puter, how do I see what video card it has, and how much memory it runs?
Is it a prefabbed computer , what kind ?
Sometimes they display a seperate posting screen before the computer starts , and displays it on the screen for a second or two if its aftermarket .
Otherwise you have to go into device manager , or display settings to find out .
Looks like 128 mb; seems pretty good for a cheap setup from HP...
any dedicated card in a prefabbed computer is great , keeps the system memory free for winders to hog it all
If you right click on My Computer and go to Properties, under the General tab, down at the bottom, it will give you processor, what speed it's running at, and RAM.
As far as the video card, go under the Hardware tab and you'll have to scroll through and find it.
I actually use a program called CPUZ and it shows me everything. You should be able to do a google search and be able to download it for free (legally).
Most prefabbs, dont have a VC. If the monitor is plugged into the computer near the same spot as the printer, it doesn't have a Video card.
Like mentioned above, processor, processor speed and RAM can be seen by right clicking My Computer and going to Properties.
You can check video card by right clicking the desktop, going to Properties, then the settings tab. Alittle easier than navigating the device manager.
True on the plugging in part...if it's near the USB's, audio, keyboard plugins, you have a video chip set intergrated into the board. That's the problem I have, my Sony Vaio has an Intel video chipset that isn't strong enough to run Call of Duty 2....*tear* It's all good.....nvidia 7800 GT is coming soon.....
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