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How To Identify Your Video Card

Here are instructions on how to properly identify what video card your machine has. Depending on your operating system, the instructions might be a little bit different:

For Windows XP:

  • Right click "My Computer".
  • Click Properties.
  • Click Hardware.
  • Click Device Manager.
  • Click Display Adapters.
  • Your video card type will be displayed on screen.

For Windows Vista, 7, or 8:

  • Click Start.
  • Click Control Panel.
  • Click System.
  • Click Device Manager.
  • Click Display Adapters.
  • Your video card type will be displayed on screen.

Here's another way to find the name of your video card; this will work on all Operating Systems:

  • Press Start and go to Run (if you're using Windows XP). Or, if you're using Windows Vista, 7 or 8, go to the Search box.
  • Enter dxdiag and then click Enter.
  • Click Yes.
  • Click on the Display Tab.
  • Your video card type will be displayed on screen.

What is "dxdiag'?

Dxdiag is Microsoft's multimedia test program, which will identify your graphics card or chip set.

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