|"is it my video card?"|
You don't have a video card, you have an IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor). Not only that, but it's an old crappy IGP. If you want to know how bad it is, have a look at this hierarchy chart (look near the bottom):
Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart
If you want to play games & play them well, install a gaming video card. You should also have at least 2GB RAM, more would be even better.
Best Graphics Cards For the Money: March 2011