How To Find Your Graphics Card
Need to know how to find your graphics card? It's easier than you think! Graphics cards are critical to your ability to play games and view high definition videos. But in order to get the most out of your gaming experience, you need to find your graphics card and identify it. Then, you can find the latest and greatest drivers. Many people have difficulty opening their computer cases. They seek screwdrivers and hope not to damage the delicate internals. Some people have laptops and know that opening the case voids the warranty. So how can you find your graphics card without disassembling your computer?You'll be happy to know that you can locate your graphics card without opening your computer, or even breaking a sweat. It's much easier than you think, and we'll show you how to find it quickly.
- Boot into Windows. Start your computer and wait for the desktop to load. If your computer is protected by a password, log into Windows. Yes, you can find your graphics card without needing to open your computer case.
- Navigate into Windows. Click on the "Start" menu which appears as the Windows logo on the bottom left-hand side of the screen. Look for the "Computer" navigation, which appears in the "Start" menu, just below "Documents." Right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."
- Locate the device manager on the upper left-hand side and click on it. All hardware can be found here, and this is where you'll find your graphics card too.
Locate the display adapter. To find your graphics card, locate the entry for "Display Adapter," which is Microsoft's name for your graphics card. Double click on "Display Adapter" or click next to the link to the left of it. This will expand the display adapter menu.
- Find your graphics card. Look at the entry below "display adapter" to see your graphics card. It will be listed with the exact make and model. You can use this information to find the latest video drivers.