Where to find video card?

By taicheng
Oct 5, 2006
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  1. Minimum requirements


    CPU Pentium III 300A

    Graphics Card 8MB Graphics Card

    DirectX DirectX 8.0

    Memory 64MB



    Those are requirements for a game I want to play, except I need to install a drivers. They gave me downloads to nVidia GeForce ForceWare and ATI Radeon Catalyst except I've downloaded both of them and installed them. They come up with this error. Is there something wrong with my graphic card? Where do I found out the MB of my graphic card is?

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  2. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TechSpot Maniac Posts: 544

    First off, what graphics card are you running??? You should never download and install drivers for programs/hardware unless you know what product you are downloading them for. Seems to me with the error message you received, you may have an Intel Integrated graphics card and memory .
  3. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    First of all, we don't know what your system contains in the first place. If its prebuilt by a manufacturer eg ACER, HP, Toshiba etc, find out the model no and state what manufacturer its from.. otherwise if you dont know/cant find it download SIW or Everest Home (google for them) and post the report or system summary here.

    Second, what game are we talking about here?

    Now, the error.. its probably the case that you don't have those branded video cards installed (ATI/nVidia) or have incompatible cards to those drivers which would explain why it won't install, eg you have a Intel brand graphics adaptor etc. That and installing random drivers off the net not knowing what you have can prove problematic to your PC in the future.. (edit: and what he said! :D)
  4. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Yes, I have an Intel Integrated graphics card and memory. I don't know what company made it though...when i right click proterties, setting, advanced, it says my video card is Unknown. Everything is Unknown...but it IS there... so...what do I do now?
  5. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    here screenshots

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  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    You havent even said what speed processor your pc has in it or what version of windows you are using!!!!!!!!!
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,088

    An INTEL integrated graphics card and memory. I wonder who makes that too.
  8. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    Download EVEREST Home. Install it and click on the "Report" button at the top and then post that here.
  9. klarens

    klarens Newcomer, in training

    The easiest way to find out what video card you have is to open up your computer and look on the video card itself. If it doesn't say what it is get the serial number or maker and google it and you will find it.
    When you find it you can get the right drivers for it and install them.
  10. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Found it, it says ASROCK, but I still don't know what drivers to download...im a noobie :(
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    STOP! Before you try and do all of that, we need to know your computer specs. Download this; http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpu-z-138.zip and run CPUZ.exe to see you sytem specs.
  12. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I'll tell you everything your program tells me then:

    Processor:
    name: Intel Pentium 4
    code name: northwood
    brand ID: 9
    package: socket 478 mPGA
    technology: 0.13 um
    voltage: keeps changing from 1.580-1.620
    specification: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80 GHz
    (ext.)family: F
    (ext.)Model: 2
    Stepping: 9
    revision: D1
    Don't tihnk you need stuff under "Clocks" and "cache" so won't list.

    Motherboard:
    Manufacturer: unstated
    Model: P4145Gx_PE ------------ 1.00
    Chipset: Intel -- i845G -- Rev. B1
    Southbridge: Intel -- W83627HF

    BIOS:
    Brand: American Meatrends Inc.
    Version: P3.40
    Date: 02/15/2006
  13. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Okay, now go to Start -> Run -> Dxdiag -> Display ; there you will see what video card you have.
     
  14. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    What do I do now?
    Here some things I find:
    The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
    To test DirectDraw functionality, click the "Test DirectDraw" button above.
    Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.

    Main Driver: vga.dll
    Version: 5.01.2600.0000
    Date: 2/23/2003 07:00:00
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    Mini VDD: n/a
    DDI Version: unknown

    Under Device:
    all n/a except for one telling me current display mode
  15. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Hmmm, if you know what model and make your computer is (Ex. Sony Vaio VGC-RB33GY), we can help get you the correct drivers for your system.
  16. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Where can I find this info :eek:
  17. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    It should be on the case somewhere. You can find out the manufacturer from Control Panel -> System.
  18. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    umm, I think you can identify for me through this image?

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  19. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    No, it doesn't say. Hmm, can you find the make and model by looking at the computer case?
  20. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    My computer case doesn't say anything...shall I open up and check inside?
  21. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Can't you just google Intel integrated graphics drivers? Or get the motherboard's driver CD and install the VGA drivers...
  22. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    Also, what am I looking for? I see "intel" and under it a whole bunch of numbers, my motherboard as it seems is made by ASRock
  23. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I don't have the CD... >.<
  24. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

  25. taicheng

    taicheng Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I don't think thats the problem though... it will probably show up as unknown...I'll give it a try anyways, gimme a sec :)
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