How to Check My VGA Card

By Damarious Page

IBM introduced Video Graphics Array (VGA) as a video standard in 1987, but it is not uncommon to see it on modern desktop and laptop computers. It was the first standard to render clear, high-resolution displays on the computer screen. The VGA connector is usually a part of the "video card" hardware component in PCs, which sends display data to a monitor or LCD screen. Microsoft includes a troubleshooting tool in the Windows 7 operating system that performs a check of the video card adapter, including VGA components.

Step 1

Click the Windows orb logo at the bottom of the desktop to show the Start menu. Click the "Control Panel" from the menu to open a window.

Step 2

Type "troubleshooter" in the search box in the top-right corner of the window. Click the "Troubleshooting" link that appears in the center of the window in the search results.

Step 3

Click "View All" in the left pane of the window.

Step 4

Click "Display Quality," and Windows will begin checking the computer's video card adapter. Monitor the screen, answer the questions and follow the instructions if a problem and solution are given by Windows.