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Windows 7: How to control my graphics card

01 Sep 2012   #1

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How to control my graphics card

Hi everybody,

I bought a new hp, core i5 4G RAM laptop.
I use an engineering program that requires high graphical capabilities and I have problems.
The problem is that I don't know if I have a graphics card on my laptop, how could I know?? how to access it ? how to control options for best 3D visualization?
I didn't insert a graphics card to it but they told me I can.

I have a RADEON GRAPHICS label on the laptop, what does it mean/

Thanks in advance
blooming flower

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01 Sep 2012   #2

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What's the model number of the machine
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01 Sep 2012   #3

Home basic x64
 
 

why is the model number needed?
Anyway "B1N48EA" if it's what you mean.
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01 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloomingflower View Post
why is the model number needed?
Anyway "B1N48EA" if it's what you mean.
To look up its specs.

HP Pavilion g6-2020ee Notebook PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Radeon 7670M, with 1GB of dedicated graphics RAM. Does that meet the requirements of your "engineering program"?
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01 Sep 2012   #5

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thank you bobkn

I DO appreciate your effort but I still want the answer to my questions.
There is no detailed inf. about graphics card requirements but what I Know is that 3D graphics don't work.
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01 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

"3D Graphics don't work".

Can you tell us what engineering software you're trying to use?

I suppose that it might want some sort of OpenGL capabilities that aren't available from consumer graphics controllers, but that's pure speculation.

I assume that you have proper drivers installed for the graphics controller. (See Device Manager.) The generic VGA drivers that come with Windows wouldn''t support 3D at all, but it would be unusual for those to be in place on a new laptop.
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02 Sep 2012   #7

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Dear bobkn

You've given valuable information but if you notice the thread I couldn't even know if had a graphics card on my laptop!! so plz work with me based on that fact.

Opening device manager I found this, what does it mean?

Display Adapter
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Radeon (TM) HD

You might be right about OpenGL, someone told me that. Doesn't it come naturally with windows?

"I assume that you have proper drivers installed for the graphics controller. (See Device Manager.) The generic VGA drivers that come with Windows wouldn''t support 3D at all, but it would be unusual for those to be in place on a new laptop."
I didn't understand.

when I open device manager -> Display Adapter I find a bunch of files that I can't work on. I only updated the drivers.
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02 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloomingflower View Post
if you notice the thread I couldn't even know if had a graphics card on my laptop!! so plz work with me based on that fact.
Download and install GPU-Z. Then run it.

It will provide ALL of the information you need to know (and provide us) about your graphics hardware/software setup on the "General" tab.

Please post a screenshot of what that GPU-Z General tab presents. Then we can provide more help to you.
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02 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloomingflower View Post
Opening device manager I found this, what does it mean?

Display Adapter
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Radeon (TM) HD
I wouldn't actually expect to see BOTH hardware graphics adapters shown, even if your motherboard provided built-in Intel HD Graphics but the computer also had an external add-on ATI Radeon HD graphics card in a PCIe slot. Normally, if the BIOS is set properly, the presence of the external card should supercede the onboard Intel graphics, the onboard graphics would never even be seen by Windows, and you'd only see the ATI Radeon HD display adapter. So this is certainly interesting and strange.

But as I mentioned in my prior post, GPU-Z will confirm which graphics hardware is actually in effect and its details. Please post that screenshot from GPU-Z I requested.
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02 Sep 2012   #10

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Ok.
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