How To Check What Graphics Card You Have
Learning how to check what graphics card you have is a snap. The graphics card is what enables you to see the picture on your monitor and is what generates the speed at which graphics are displayed on your computer. This article will concentrate on graphics cards for personal computers (PC). Graphics cards are required for any style computer and are easy to detect through a simple process that will be explained below. Learning how to check what graphics card you have is a quick process and will help you understand your computer's capabilities better. Check out the process below to check what graphics card you have. Then use this information on the graphics card any way you feel necessary.
Things you will need:
- Personal computer (PC)
- Windows XP or Vista
- Place your mouse over the Start button in the lower left corner of your display. Right click your mouse to open a window. Look for the “My Computer” icon or words. This is normally on the right hand side of the window.
- Left click and another window will appear. Scroll to the bottom and click on the word “properties.” Another window will open. On this window look for the tab entitled “hardware” and select it.
- Find the “Device Manager” button near the top of the screen and click it. A new window will appear entitled “Device Manager.” About three indentures down is “Display Adapters.” Click on the “+” sign to the left of this. A drop-down will appear.
- This drop down will have a name of the device. This device is your graphics card. It will provide the manufacturer's name and model number of the graphics card. For further information, place the mouse of the name of the graphics card and double click.