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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.
Best of luck.
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