How to Check What Video Card You Have

By Launie Sorrels

Certain games, graphic utility programs and other types of software have specific video-card requirements. What do you do when you do not know if your computer meets these requirements? Luckily, Windows has made it very easy to find out what kind of hardware your computer is using. Simply follow these instructions and you will soon know exactly what kind of video card you have in your computer.

Access Through the Desktop

Step 1

Right-click on the desktop.

Step 2

Choose the "Personalize" option.

Step 3

Select the "Display Settings" option.

Step 4

Choose the "Advanced Settings" button. Under "Adapter Type," your make and model of video card is displayed. The "Properties" button in this window will allow you to update your driver information for the video card.

Access Through the Start Menu

Step 1

Click the "Start" button on the taskbar.

Step 2

Choose the Control Panel.

Step 3

Select the "Appearance and Personalization" option.

Step 4

Click "Personalization."

Step 5

Select the "Display Settings" option.

Step 6

Choose the "Advanced Settings" button. Under "Adapter Type," your make and model of video card is displayed.