Where do I look to see what type of video card I have?
There may be a time when you need to see what brand or type of video card you have. Many video games and video editing software packages have specific video-card requirements. Knowing if your PC and video card meet these requirements in advance can save a lot of time and frustration.
How to look up your video card type
Applies to: Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 1 and 2
You can see what kind of video card you have in the Display Properties window, available directly from your desktop or in Control Panel.
Follow these steps to view your Display Properties directly from your Desktop:
- Right click with your mouse on an empty area of your desktop
- On the menu that appears, select Properties
- In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab
- From the Settings window, click the Advanced button
- In the Advanced settings window, click the Adapter tab
Windows XP can tell you the brand, type and more information about your video card
The Adapter tab will display the brand of your video card, memory size, and video BIOS information. Pressing the Properties button will display driver information, resource information such as memory ranges and I/O information.