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Windows 7: Windows reports wrong graphics card

05 Jan 2012   #1

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Windows reports wrong graphics card

This has been a problem I had for a while now, my GPU is Ati 5850 but windows thinks is 3870, I go into dxdiag or a game for ex Deus Ex HR and there it is, it's not that big of a problem pretty much things work fine like DX11 but in DE:HR I can't select the advanced DX11 options because the system thinks I have an old 3870.

Now I would really like to solve this, should be a matter of just deleting the right files/registry right, problem is I've tried that uninstalled ati, used driver swepper to remove everything ati related and the problem remains.

Maybe I had an 3870 before really can't remember, I did a dual boot with a new x64 win7 and there everything is fine.

No, I don't want to reinstall windows, I have to many projects right now and don't want to mess with that.

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05 Jan 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

You may have had this driver for a previous card, or maybe it's on the motherboard.

Try this...

GPU-57: How to uninstall pre-existing graphics card drivers from a Microsoft Windows based system
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 Windows reports wrong graphics card

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