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  1. #1


    New Zealand
    Posts : 62
    Windows 8 pro 64bit

    Video Card


    I am running on Windows 8 touch and would like to know If I have a Video card and if so how do I find the details in the computer.
    Would appreciate any help. arram

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  2. #2


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    hello arram, to know about your video card. you may navigate to the device manager, then to display adapter area, where your video card would be described. you may check it's properties to know it's driver details...
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  3. #3


    New Zealand
    Posts : 62
    Windows 8 pro 64bit

    Video Card


    Salim96.
    Thank you very much for that.
    Tell me, is a Video Card the same as a Games/Graphic card? arram
    Last edited by arram; 25 Aug 2013 at 20:55.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Peter,

    Yes, a video card is also referred to as a graphics card.

    In your case, I believe you are wanting to find out if you have an integrated graphics chip (feature of motherboard) or a separate graphics card that connects to a PCI-Express slot on the motherboard.

    If you have a notebook/laptop, then it's most definitely an integrated graphics chip. Only a desktop with a computer case has a graphics card.

    Do you happen to know what brand and model number your PC is? There should be a manufacturer sticker on the bottom or back of the PC with it's model number and brand.
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  5. #5


    New Zealand
    Posts : 62
    Windows 8 pro 64bit

    Video Card


    Hello. It's Hewlett Packard Compaq Elite 8300 Touch all in one desktop computer, arram
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Peter,

    Since your PC is an AIO (All In One), it would have an integrated graphics chip.

    From the link below at HP for you PC's specs, you have an Intel HD Graphics 2500 chip.

    HP Compaq Elite 8300 All-in-One PC (ENERGY STAR) -
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  7. #7


    New Zealand
    Posts : 62
    Windows 8 pro 64bit

    Video Card


    Fantastic. that was so helpful, thank you very much indeed. arram
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  9. #9


    Just to let you know unless you custom build a pc or directly order a specific build most computers you buy in retail such as best buy or Costco or Walmart will usally have a integrated graphics chip for a video card these days.
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