how to find whether a pc having graphics card or not

December 10, 2011 at 03:36:21
Specs: Windows 7
Is there any method to know whether a graphics card is present or not inside a system without opening the CPU ?

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December 10, 2011 at 04:25:56
If u manage to open CPU u will damage it. A faster way is to check where the monitor data cable(vga, dvi, hdmi, display port) is connected.
If it's connected to the motherboard(near rear usb ports) then it's IGP or onboard video.
If connected near bottom of the case then it's video card.
The best way is to use soft like GPUz because it can it give the model number of the video card.

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December 10, 2011 at 05:39:35

Look at the image on this page. It shows a motherboard that has both an inbuilt graphics adapter ( which has a monitor cable connected) and a plug-in graphics card.

The ports on the graphics card are at 90deg to the motherboard. Simplest method for you to determine whether a system has onboard or plug-in graphics is to look on the back panel and see if the graphics port is parallel to the main I/O ports or at 90deg.

This isn't a guaranteed method as I used to have an old compaq system that had a motherboard/daughterboard arrangement. The daughterboard plugged into the motherboard @ 90deg and the graphics card plugged into the daughterboard @ 90deg finishing up parallel to the motherboard. Not common but they do exist.

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December 10, 2011 at 05:57:55
If u manage to open CPU u will damage it.

You most certainly will. Make it completely useless. The CPU is the main chip on the motherboard. The big one with a fan on it. The box that contains the CPU, the motherboard, hard disks and everything else called a computer.


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