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Windows 7: Help: How do I determine my graphics card?


08 Apr 2010   #1

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Help: How do I determine my graphics card?

I wasn't expecting this to be such a problem, or I would have checked beforehand, but I just upgraded to windows 7 from vista. I need to change the drivers from the stock VGA adapter to my GPU. However I'm having difficulty, because I can't remember what my card is except that it's nVidia. I'm positive it's either an nForce or Quadro. However, I can't check my system because my it comes up as the windows 7 VGA adapter. It also appears that many people are having problems updating their driver from the default, so I have no way of knowing if my driver won't update or if I have the wrong driver. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts.


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08 Apr 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,
Go to device manager, look under display adapter. right click, update driver.

You could also try the automatic search on this page,

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us


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08 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

The best thing to do is simply go to Dell's website and search for your laptop model. I had a quick look and there's 3 options of graphic cards your laptop comes with: Nvidia Quadro 140M, Nvidia Quadro 135M or Intel Graphic Accelerator X3100.

As you're sure you have an Nvidia, it'll be one of the Quadros. If you want to know exactly you could download a program like Speccy and see if that tells you exactly, but you could also just go to Nvidia's website and download the drivers for Quadro netbook NVS series. The drivers for the 140M should also cover the 135M graphic card.

Or you could just update it through Windows, go to device manager and right click on the VGA adapter and go to properties then update.
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08 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
try that link works great no install required.
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08 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
try that link works great no install required.
Good idea. Forgot about GPU-Z.
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08 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

u can use speccy to check system info Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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