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What type and how do i update my video card

I'm having on eheck of a time, it says i can't play some video games so ive been playing wow for some time, cant even play old school baldur's gate! please help. I'm sure my video card hase somethign to do with it but everyone wants money to tell me what type of video card i have! how frustrating

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    can you post your system requirements like os type,video card type,memory,hdd capacity?

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Go to Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manger. Click the + sign next to Display adapter. It will show what video card you have.

Here's a link to Dell's downloads for the OptiPlex GX260

Make sure you select the correct Operating System.

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Want to know what type of video card you have?
A is the video cable on the main Motherboard of your PC?
Then you don't have one.
If however, the PCI slots vertically on you PC has the video cable on it, then yes... You do.
How to figure it out.
go to Start/all programs/ accessories/systemtools/ system info.
look for anything that have a video or display. click on that and you'll have your info.
another way. start/control settings/ display.
If you have a seperate card you'll see an Icon that will bring you to it.
Once you have this info google the cards brand and follow it to the site and download the latest drivers.
goog luck.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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