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Who Manufactured My Video Card?


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#1 Dom Hollow

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:38 PM

I'm not sure if this is the right place to start but I use Windows XP so it seemed logical. I am having a problem getting a game up on my computer and it is telling me to check for possible updates from the manufacturer of my video card. The problem is that this computer was given to me and the video card had been updated in the past. I'm not sure who the manufacturer is and I am wondering if there is a way to find out.

Any help is greatly appreciated,

Thanks, Dom Hollow.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:59 PM

Download Everest Home Edition V1.51 from Oldversion.com.

It will tell you the specs on all hardware and software installed in your computer and some even have links to support for upgrade drivers, etc.

V1.51 is the last freeware version of Everest that came with the software module which is very handy - even provides license numbers.

http://www.oldversion.com

You will find Everest in the utility section.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:59 PM

Control panel>sound and audio devices>hardware> click on your sound card
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Posted 25 May 2006 - 04:13 AM

Control panel>sound and audio devices>hardware> click on your sound card



That would be great if it was the sound card he was asking about. As it's the video card the previous answer will give him all the info needed

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 02:35 PM

To find out the video card.

Right Click My Computer
Left Click Properties
Left Click Hardware Tab
Left Click Device Manager
Scroll down and Left Click on the little plus sign next to Display Adapter

THe line under neath Display a\Adapter is your Video card If there are two the one that is being used is the one without the exclamation point or red mark on it.

Edited by ThorXP, 25 May 2006 - 02:36 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2006 - 02:49 PM

Another free program to ferret out all the information on your system is
"System Info for Windows" written by Gabriel Topala and available from here.
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#7 Dom Hollow

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the help!

I checked it out and I have a SiS 530/620 video card. Now I tried to download another driver but I'm ha[font="Times New Roman"]ving some difficulty navigating my way through the process. I'm not sure if I'm downloading the right driver updates for this video card.

Thanks again, any help is greatly appreciated,

Dom Hollow


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Posted 26 May 2006 - 03:16 PM

The latest driver Sis made for these cards are for Win 98SE. There are no drivers available from them for XP. The chances are good that a compatible driver is already built into XP for your card.

This means that your video card is old and will not play many of the newer games. I think you need to shop for a new, more modern video card in order to play games

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:56 PM

I know the original querry is trivial, but thanks I apreciate the honesty. I think maybe its just time for a new computer.

Dom Hollow

Thanks to everyone who posted, I really apreciate the help!

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 02:22 AM

Talk with use. We can help you upgrade for minimum $. What are the mim. requirement of the game? What is your computer specs? Processor, RAM, Make of computer, Which XP (Home or Pro)?
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