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#1 sharpie

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:58 PM

I would like to find out what type of video card i have so i can update it, but when i go to device manager there is a yellow question mark where the video cars usually is.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

right click on the device go to properties then to Details tab, after that select HardwareID's and paste the results here.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:21 PM

I followed your instructions, but there was no hardwareID to click on so I couldn't paste the results.....

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:24 PM

here is what I mean:

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You have to click the plus sign to get to the device in question.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2772&SUBSYS_2A59103C&REV_0213&11583659


Thats the only one.

Edited by sharpie, 27 January 2012 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:43 PM

Since cryptodan is offline at the moment:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Internet+Devices&ProductLine=Entry+Level+Desktop+PC&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+82945G+Express+Chipset

The Device ID is for Intel 945G Express video, and the above leads to Intel reference drivers for that chipset. However especially for a laptop it's considered best to get the official drivers supplied by the laptop manufacturer. You can either search out the manufacturer's support website, or post the brand and model for us to follow up.

Edited by Platypus, 27 January 2012 - 05:49 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:56 PM

but its not a laptop. its a custom desktop. i went to the site a pasted Intel 945G Express video, but im still not sure which one to pick.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:08 PM

If your system is a desktop it's more likely for the basic Intel drivers to give full functionality. If you'd like to try using them, selecting the appropriate OS generally presents a modest choice. For example choosing 32 bit Vista Home Premium on the linked page basically offers the choice between Ver 15.8.2 and 15.8.3 drivers in .exe installer form, and some other choices that are not relevant. Normally there's no reason not to use the most recent version.

If you'd like to chase down the manufacturer supplied drivers, which sometimes give extra capabilities or best performance, then still indicate brand and model if it's a brandname system, or you can publish a report using speccy:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792

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