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How do I find out what video card i have?


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Lady Of The Gray

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:) I just bought Sims2 thinking i have all the capabilities to run it. Whenever I turned on the game, it would run really slow and the walls of the houses would flash red and black. Now considering how annoying it was I looked up the information on the NET and it told me I needed a new video card.

Now heres my problem, I have no clue what type of video card I had to begin with!! So, how do i find out what video card I have at the moment, so I can figure out what card I supposedly need to get? My computer is a Windows XP by the way.

Any help would be very greatly appreciated! :)
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Hi Lady Of The Gray, welcome to G2G.

Click on Start then Run, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter or click OK.
Expand (click on the +) Display Adapters.

That will tell you what you have.
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Thanks for the help!!! I really really apperciate it!! It says I have a S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR. Now I just have to figure out what that is!! lol!! Again thank you for all your help, now I just got to figure out what new graphics card I need to get, any suggestions? Or do I just need to update the card itself?

Edited by Lady Of The Gray, 27 April 2008 - 01:26 PM.

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I'm not a hardware type or a gamer. Hang on and let me get someone who has more knowledge in those areas to look in here and help.
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That's quite an old card, maybe even PCI and not AGP. What make and model of machine do you have? Those were often used as an integrated graphics device, not a separate card.
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Actually it is intergrated. I didn't find out until I looked it up. I'm really not that tech savy. My computer is COMPAQ Persario 6000, designed for Microsoft Windows XP.
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