I'm somewhat new to computer details, so please bear with me if I am asking elementary questions.
This is how it all started:
I bought a brand new Dell XPS 8100 Desktop computer. Here are the basic specs:
-Studio XPS 8100, Intel Core i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
-6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-2X2GB/2x1GB
-nVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB DDR3
-750GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM
Now, I uploaded all my software, did all my updates and then I noticed that my sleep button was grayed out (which it wasn't before because I used it). I looked up on some forums to find an answer, but none worked. Though a few spoke of updating the graphics card driver
. So I looked into that and followed the instructions to do it... This is where I got confused.
In the Device Manager it says under Display adapters: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. The forums said to find out what graphics card you have check that area. So I clicked on the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" to find out the Manufacturer and it says (Standard display types). According to my spec sheet for the computer I bought it said I have a nVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB DDR3. So if that is my card, then how come it isn't showing that that is what I have? My thought was that maybe the driver is a generic driver or somehting (since it says the driver provider is Microsoft -under the Driver tab) and that was what the info was showing, not the card itself. So I went to nVidia's site to get a driver for this but it didn't even show it as an option to select for their Graphics Card Drivers
I don't get it. I can't seem to find a driver for my graphics card, and my computer isn't even showing that I have that card in there.
Please help me.!
Oh, and by the way, I happened to pass the place on my computer where Microsoft rates your computer for how good it is for Windows 7 and in the areas dealing with my graphics card it was a 1.0 (which it says is the lowest)... I can't see how that is possible for being a brand new, good computer. That makes me think something is wrong.