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Can you tell me how to find out if I have "3D videocard" on my computer. I need this for the games I'd like to order. Thanks

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    Terry Tate Mar 15, 2011

    what's the model # of your computer?



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3d video cards are relatively new so if you've didn't recently install a video card, chances are you don't have one as 3d video cards do not come standard in most computers. That said, go to Control Panel then System then Device Manager Expand Display Adapters and you should see the model number of your graphics card. Google that and you'll be able to see if 3d video card or not.
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100% PC Compatible
Pentium 266 MHz or higher
50 MB free hard disk
8x Speed required
Microsoft compatible mouse
16-bit High Color 3D graphics
3D graphics card with 16 MB RAM
16-bit sound card Windows compatible

You can identify the hardware in your computer using the Directx Diagnostic tool:
  • Click on the Start button and choose Run
  • Type "dxdiag" without the quotes then press ok
If you receive a message related to checking for whql signatures, choose Yes.
On the first tab, system, you can find the following information pertinent to game requirements:
  • Operating System
  • Processor
  • Memory
On the display tab (Under 'Device' on the left):
  • Name - The name given to the card by the manufacturer, this will usually, but not always contain information on the chip type it uses
  • Manufacturer - The company who manufactured the card
  • Chip type - The information in this section needs to match the videocard type specified on the game's minimum specification found on the packaging
  • Approx total memory - The amount of video memory. With onboard videocards, this may be shared with the system memory
On the display tab (Under 'Driver' on the right):
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  • Date - This gives an indication of how up to date your videocard software is. A more current date is more beneficial in running games on a PC
On the sound tab:
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  • Version - The software installed controlling the soundcard
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I like you bought an ACER desktop that had onboard video in my case it was Geforce 6100. Then I bought a BFG 9600GT. Only to find my PC freezing on boot up.

The problem went away son as I upgraded to a 465W PSU. But now my System is running awesome graphics and gets a 4.8 out of 5 on Vistas 3D card performance.

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