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Can't Figure Out What Onboard Graphics I Have


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#1 Planex

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

Background: My graphics card died on me last week so I've been running my onboard graphics card.

Problem: In anticipation of my new graphics card coming in the mail, I was cleaning out old drivers and accidentally deleted the driver for my onboard graphics. I would just download and reinstall it, but I can't figure out what I have. System Information says ECS GeForce 8000 series, but there are about 20 models in that series. Not sure what to do now.

System Information:
System Manufacturer - ECS
System Model - GeForce 8000 Series
System Type - x64 based PC (Windows 7 Pro)


Any help would be appreciated, as it really sucks trying to do work on an 800x600 screen!

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#2 Planex

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:10 AM

Update: Ok, so after 2 hours of nothing, Window suddenly decided it recognized my onboard card and installed the drivers (hopefully). I think the problem is fixed, because I'm back at 1920x1080. I would still like to clean out my old drivers before installing the ones for my new card. Any suggestions on how to ensure I'm deleting the right stuff?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

You haven't told us what the old graphics card might be.

In any case...to uninstall drivers for any device...Device Manager is the place. Find the device...right-click on it and select Properties...click Driver tab, push Uninstall button.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:46 PM

The old card was an Nvidia 9800GT. The onboard card is also an Nvidia - thus you see the problem of superfluously removing anything that is labeled "Nvidia" without properly identifying it first.

Additionally, Device Manager doesn't list the 9800GT. Possibly as a result of whatever caused it to cease functioning in the first place.

Any more ideas?

Edited by Planex, 10 October 2012 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:54 PM

Just go to your motherboard manufacturers web page, find the page for youd model motherboard, and there should be a drivers link there that has the drivers for your onboard graphics.

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