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What is GPU and how to check it in Windows 7?


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#1 pamsies

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:04 PM

As the title says, I want to check what is my GPU.

 

I ask because I want to install a game on my brother's pc but the game fail to initiate.

The game support then ask me what is my GPU and I have no idea what is it.

Is GPU the same as graphics card?

I remember months ago that my brother said he had to disable his pc graphics card because it is malfunction.

(My bro is in oversea so I couldn't ask him.)

 

Attached is a print screen of "Performance Information & Tools".

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:27 PM

GPU is your graphics card but it is not listed on your image. I am not sure what your brother disabled as obviously you can run the computer.

 

Open Device Manager. What is listed under Display Adapter?

 

From looking at the specs of the computer, you are going to have a hard time running any high level games.


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 April 2017 - 02:28 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:58 PM

I am not sure what your brother disabled as obviously you can run the computer.

Does that mean the graphics card is not disabled?

 

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:33 PM

You are using the Standard Windows VGA driver which is not optimal. It seems Windows is not properly detecting your graphics card. 

 

Under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and Post the first line.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:55 PM

It seems Windows is not properly detecting your graphics card.

 

Isn't that because my brother had disable it?  Or maybe he had took it out from the cpu?

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PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779&SUBSYS_A004174B&REV_00


Edited by pamsies, 16 April 2017 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 05:06 PM

That is an AMD chipset.

 

Download the autodetect tool. See if AMD can find a driver for your chipset and 64bit Windows. 

 

 



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:28 PM

When I first click open the application, it show this:

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Then I choose custom install and a minute later it show this:

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I restart the application for custom install again, it shows:

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Over half-hour has past, still no change on it's interface.

I might need to stop here and continue tomorrow.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:49 PM

Update:  The application suddenly close itself.

 

 

 

Re-run the application again, it shows:

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No matter which I choose, custom or express, the application immediately close itself.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

Go here and download #4 Click on Windows 7 or click on my download link. Create a restore point and system rescue disk before install.

Windows 7 x64 08/03/2015
15.200.1062.1004

 

AMD Radeon R5 200 Series
PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779 Download

 

Edit: It may be that the card is not responding and Windows is installing it's own generic driver.
 


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 April 2017 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:39 AM

Wow, I have no idea it'll be so much work to do just to play a game!

I don't know how to create a restore point and system rescue disk, and that already making me nervous to continue.

I think I'm gonna skip this one out and play other games.

 

Thank you, John, for guiding me up to this point but I'm so sorry that I have to stop here.  Hope you have a good day.  :)



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:51 AM

No problem. You can google Restore Point and System Repair Disk for Windows 7 if you wish to learn more.






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