How to check your video card in Windows 7

If you want to check your video card in Windows 7 read this tutorial – beginners should make sure to install tools like GPU-Z, one of the most popular tools for this kind of job.

Check video card in Windows7

Check video card in Windows 7

In todays PCs, High performance Video or Graphics card are either builtin or attached seperately to the Pc’s motherboard. Occasionally you need to know the specs of your Graphic Card before installing high end graphic Games. Windows 7 provides you an overview of your installed hardware, but for indepth info you might need to install small utility programs like GPU-Z.

Step by step procedure

1. Step Right Click on the Computer icon on the Desktop or open the Start Menu and right Click on Computer and select Properties.

properties

2. Step A new windows will open up displaying Basic information about your Computer.

basic info

3. Step Click on Advanced System settings in the left pane.

Advanced settings

4. Step The System Properties window will popup will other Advanced tabs focused.

Advanced

5. Step Go to the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager

hardware

6. Step The Device Manager window will open up display the Categories of Hardware attached to the Pc.

Device Manager

7. Step Click on Display Adapter to expand it and show the name of the Graphic chip.

Display Adapter

8. Step Windows only provide overview of the Graphic Card, for detailed info download the GPU-Z utility here.

download GPU-Z

9. Step Running the GPU-Z utility will display the detailed information.

GPU-Z

Conclusion

Windows 7 provides you an overview of your installed hardware, but for indepth info you might need to install small utility programs like GPU-Z.GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video or Graphics Card.

Published: Sunday, July 31st, 2011 Last Modified: July 31, 2011

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