Determine what video card I have?

June 14, 2006 at 19:36:28
Specs: Windows XP, XP 1700+ 512mb

My video card fried so I borrowed one from a friend however he didn't have the driver for it. It's not aparent what kind card I have by looking at the card itself. Windows isn't able to find the driver automatically (or through windows update). I'm using some default vga driver which really cripples my video. Is there a way to determine what kind of card I have installed and hopefully what driver I need to download? Thanks.

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#1
June 14, 2006 at 19:44:14

If you know what kind of video card you've got, google it! I recommend the following website:
http://www.driverzone.com/video.html

You should be able to find the driver you're looking for there.

Hope this helps! :)

If you don't want a Trojan barging in on you, put up a firewall!!!


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#2
June 14, 2006 at 19:53:00

I don't know what kind of video card I have that's the problem. Is there some tool that will tell you what kind of card is installed?

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#3
June 14, 2006 at 20:00:44

at the first 2 to 3 seconds when you boot up on the beginning of the boot it should flash what kind of video card you have. But you have to read really fast. you might have to "shut down" not restart your puter and power back up several times to read the info.They flash really fast.

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#4
June 14, 2006 at 20:07:30

brian, Go to the link below and download Belarc Advisor and run it. It should show you which Video Card is installed along with all other hardware & software. It's Free.

Belarc Advisor

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#5
June 14, 2006 at 20:25:58

If Belarc doesn't tell you, download 'Everest Free'.

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#6
June 14, 2006 at 21:10:03

If you don't know what kind of video card
it is, ask your friend. He/she should know
what kind of it is.

If you don't want a Trojan barging in on you, put up a firewall!!!


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#7
June 16, 2006 at 05:30:57

The card should also have a tag on it that contains an FCCID number.
Search that number to find the make and model.

Bryan


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