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Identifying Your laptop's video card

Q: Identifying Your laptop's video card

I need to identify my laptop's video card in order to see if its compatible with the SIMS2 game. When I get to that info it says a generic video driver is installed and suggests I download the manufacturer's driver, but there is no manufacturer listed. I recently reinstalled the system win XP using recovery disks and maybe this caused the generic driver to be installed.

compaq presario 2209cl laptop with celeronM Processor 330 1.4Ghz.

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A: Identifying Your laptop's video card

Hi

Sounds like you are looking in Device Manager
Look in system INFO

Click Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools> System Information> Expand Components and Click Display.

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A:help identifying agp video card please

if you can get the fcc # off the card if it has one on it go to driver zone and try to look it up
http://www.driverzone.com/fcc_id_search.htm or here
http://www.hardwaresite.net/fcc.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-identifying-agp-video-card-please.202170/
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A:Identifying video card

Go to Start (Windows symbol bottom left of screen) and in the Start Search box type: devmgmt.msc
You can also access it by holding down Windows symbol on keyboard and pressing R key at the same time.
This will bring up the Device Manager dialogue box, click the + sign where it says Display Adapters and it will have the type of video card you have installed there. For further information (drivers etc.) R click the name and go to Properties.

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A:Looking for help in identifying compatible video card

here's one that I'm interested in... no idea if it'll work with my system though.

Asus GTX650TiB DirectCU II OC Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DP at Memory Express

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A:Need help on identifying video card P/N: 5188 8004

Let's see if Windows will identify it and can then see what can be found..

Connect the card. Reboot
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post

 

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A:Can you change a laptop video card/graphic card?

Unless the laptop has onboard graphics, there is no reason why the card can't be changed.

Of course, I am not very knowledgeable with GFX cards, so I can't necessarily tell whether is has onboard graphics or not.

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A:Can I Upgrade my Laptop's Video Card? Samsung Laptop RV411

Laptop video is a chip on the motherboard. The only way to upgrade would be to replace the motherboard.

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A:Identifying Video and Sound Cards

Go to start> Run

then type dxdiag, when its done click sound and display tags to view info.
 

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A:identifying sound card

Hi give this a try
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
 

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A:Identifying my graphics card

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Download the free Everest programme from HERE It will give you lots of info about your system.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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A:Identifying card readers

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A:laptop video card

Have you researched the board to assure the board will accept alternate video graphics cards? Look first at what Dell has to offer from their online store, which will give you a good idea of what is possible on the Inspiron 1720, then look at the premier sites such as www.newegg.com

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A:where can i get a video card for my laptop?

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Laptop video cards are generally not upgradeable, but in a high-end gaming system, there may be a couple of options. However, laptop video cards are not upgradeable in the same way desktop cards are.
 

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A:laptop without video card

I thought laptop graphics were integrated(non removable), except some newer models, so how did you remove the graphics? Do you mean a memory module?

There are some usb graphics cards, which may help.(but they can't do any gaming).
 

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A:Laptop video card

In a way, yes, they are the same....

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A:laptop having two different video card

Go to Device Manager and check under "Display Adapters" and see if your nVidia card is enabled under the "Driver" tab.

Next thing I'd check is the Power Options, and you can access this by right clicking on the battery Icon in the bottom left tray. I'd see if that is on High Performance setting or Balanced. I would set it at High Performance to see if it changes it.

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A:Laptop Video Card

Some Laptops have this function to upgrade the video card but not very many and yours I believe is not upgradable
 

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A:Laptop Video Card

Post your laptops Make / Model number, but most likely the answer to your question is no.

Inqui
 

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A:help with my laptop video card...

Is it possible?Click to expand...

the answer, in a word, is: no
 

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A:laptop video card

Richlife,
quote:
Can anyone help me with changing a laptop video card?

you're probably not going to get an answer to that question as you've worded it,
laptop graphics come from a 'chip' that is 'soldered' to the mb,
not 'inserted' into a socket / slot,

UNLESS,
you have something like this,
http://mobilityph.blogspot.com/2007/04/most-overclockable-and-upgradeable.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.698409/
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A:video card for laptop?

You can't upgrade the video on 99% of the laptops in the world, and you own one of that 99%.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-for-laptop.396854/
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A:Laptop Video Card

No, you're pretty much stuck with what you've got on a laptop - as the video card is usually built into the motherboard to save space.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/140333/laptop-video-card/
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A:Can I get a better video card in my laptop??

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A:Laptop Video Card

There is no option to upgrade the video card on that laptop I'm afraid.. it's integrated on the motherboard/chipset. Only a few laptops offer the ability to upgrade the videocard, unfortunately.
 

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A:upgrading laptop Video card

Upgrading a laptop other than disk and RAM is not easy. I would probably buy another laptop suitable for the task.

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A:External Laptop Video Card

I know external sound cards, NICs exist, but video adapters... I don't think so
 

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A:What video card will work on my laptop?

I think you might be **** out of luck, I hope you still have your reciept because as far as I know you cannot replace the video card on laptops - laptops are tightly saudered and jammed together as compact as possible

Solutions
1. If you have a warranty I reccommend hitting it with a hammer and saying you bought it that way
2. Buy a desktop?
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Issues

Since your running Vista please note that the required video card memory is 128 MB and it should support Direct 10X. I recommend that you check first your motherboard manual and see if your onboard video card can be upgraded to 128 MB. Since your using a laptop your RAM memory is shared to your video card. Ex. if your computer has a 256 MB of RAM and you have a video card that can have 64 MB of memory, this will be taken from your RAM so the remaining 192 MB will be used by your computer and the 64 MB will be used by your video card.
 

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I noticed the new Dell XPS 1730 laptops come with the SLI 8700GT,and I wouldn't mind just having 1 of those cards for my laptop (altho the SLI laptop interface would prolly cause problems just for 1 card).

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A:Upgradeing laptop video card!

I am afraid you can not upgrade the graphics card in a laptop as it is built in to the motherboard and doing so would basically involve buying a new laptop. So in short it is not possible I am sorry... sucky graphics it is unless you buy a whole new laptop...
 

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A:Video card replacement in a laptop

Not usually. You have the Presario C300 right? If so its not upgradeble.
 

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A:Upgrading Video Card on Laptop

You can't upgrade the card in a laptop. Downgrading to XP would likely improve performance some, but be sure you can get drivers for everything before you do it.
 

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A:Laptop video card upgrade help.

not much you can do here. You have to almost completly disassemble your laptop to change the card, and last i recall, laptop cards dont really come much faster then the 8600 (not to mention they they are difficult to find from a retailer)
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgradability

But the problem is, just where would you "put in an external graphics card" on a laptop.

Consider the relative sizes, and you will see why "integrated graphics" is very common (probably essential) to keep the size and power use down (getting rid of the heat is yet another issue).

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgrade Help

Its a notebook. Not a gaming desktop computer.

There is no video card you can buy and stick in it.

Want to play games either spend $950~2000 for a gaming notebook... or $500~650 for a desktop.
 

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A:laptop video card upgrade

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgrades

To my knowledge the video chip is built onto a laptop's mainboard, not connected as a separate card like on a desktop computer. To replace a video card on a laptop you'd have to replace the entire mainboard, which would then have to fit into the chassis. Not very likely to happen.
 

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A:Is it possible to upgrade a video card on a laptop?

I've already posted this on the portable forum, but i've gotten no replies so i figured i'd try here.

I just bought my laptop about 6 months ago.

It is a Compaq Evo N160, with a P3-M cpu at 1ghz, 256 sd ram, 20 gigs, DVD, and an ATI mobility Radeon (original version, not the 7500).

I wish i had waited a couple months for the 7500... my radeon is fine, except it only has 8mb of DDR ram, which is a bit meager for the next batch of games. I wasn't able to run Grand Theft Auto 3 because there was a lockout. I know i can run it though, because i can run games like Serious Sam 2 smoothly at 1024x768.

So i guess my question is, is it possible to upgrade the video card of a laptop? I'm guessing no, because all the parts on the motherboard are so custom and specific to each other.


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Hello cgcomeaux,
What card do have at the moment ?, if it's the one below then i dont think you will be able to upgrade, (unless you are handy with a soldering iron), as it is integrated into the Motherboard.
Check in device manager and see what is installed.


Intel? 4500MHD Graphics Accelerator

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A:Faulty Laptop Video Card

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Amplid

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A:Laptop video card upgrade?

I am sorry to say that as far as I know it is integrated Video Card and you cannot upgrade it.
 

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I have never heard of a video card for a laptop. I think they come built onto the mobo.
 

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A:Updating laptop video card

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All that info. And you didn't say what computer you have.
By the way, most laptops cannot have their onboard Video card updated (as the Video is connected to the actual Mobo).

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A:Changing Laptop Video Card?

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A:Laptop Video Card: Upgradable?? Please Help!

You should check your laptop manual or website.

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I work at Best Buy so I don't usually search around the internet too much for laptops, but for the best gaming laptop I would recommend almost any of the ASUS products.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=asus+laptop&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q61737573206c6170746f70~~cabcat0500000%23%232%23%237~~ncabcat0502000%23%233%23%235&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n

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Asus - Laptop with Intel? Centrino? Processor Technology - Black/Coppery Gold - X83Vb-X1
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A:Laptop/ Video Card Won't Recognize Second Monitor

Hello dukeagles21 and welcome to Seven Forums.
Try the monitor and projector on another computer to eliminate them as being faulty or not. If indeed they both work it remains that there is something wrong with the lap top somewhere.

Was it by chance dropped or received a hard knock?

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A:I have a piece of **** integrated video card in my laptop...HELP?!?!

nayr65 said:



I just bought a brand new Sony Vaio PCG-K47 laptop. Like an *****, i wasn't paying attention to the graphics card. It is only has 64 MB of video memory. Needless to say it sucks ***. I'm looking to either upgrade the hardware, or find a software solution somehow to "share" my system memory. I have 1 GB of RAM, so thats not an issue. The only hardware option I might have is either USB or a PCMCIA Cardbus Slot type II/I. My graphics card is integrated on my motherboard, so I am all out of ideas. Please help?Click to expand...

Since it's integrated you can't turn it off so your most likely to be stuck with it. Unless you whant to spend alot of money and change the mothderboard to pci. :wave: :wave:

Good luck,

Sebastian :wave: :wave: :darth:
 

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Most laptops are not good at playing the more intensive games. Desktops are more suited for game playing. Your Dell laptop has on-board or integrated video. This CANNOT be upgraded. You are already running 2GB of system memory. I don't know if you can increase this any more. You could allocate more memory to be used by the video processor. You didn't mention how big the hard drive is or how much free space is left on it. This matters. The power supply is irrelevent. In laptop power supplies, you get what you get
 

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A:Laptop/notebook video-card drivers

Perhaps it is because of the tight intergration into the rest of the laptop chipset, (for example some chips share memory), and so ATi are unable to make a driver that would be compatible with all laptops.

What laptop do you have ?
 

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A:Laptop video card upgrade possibilities

Laptops for the most part are difficult if not impossible to upgrade video. 9 chances are how you get it is how it will be until you get another one. If it's integrated video and no dedicated card very unlikely you can do.
 

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Joe,

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If it's under warranty, or whatever you call it where you are, don't touch it, take it back to the shop.

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A:Laptop Video Card for a Area51 5500i-R3

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