Video Card question


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Rich

I have a nVidia graphic card. But it seems that my PC is not using it
instead Windows might be using default settings. I have 2 questions.

1.) How can I check confirm if my PC is using the graphic card.

2.) If it is not, then, what can I do in order to make sure that is is
using the card. And uses the maximum memory on the card.
 
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Ed Light

Rich said:
I have a nVidia graphic card. But it seems that my PC is not using it
instead Windows might be using default settings. I have 2 questions.

1.) How can I check confirm if my PC is using the graphic card.

2.) If it is not, then, what can I do in order to make sure that is is
using the card. And uses the maximum memory on the card.
It must be using it or you wouldn't have a picture.

To fully take advantage of it, you download the latest drivers from the
nvidia site and install them.

But first you should check that there aren't some already, because it's
best to uninstall those first.

In windows, you go to the control panel and choose Add or Remove
Programs. Look for an nvidia entry. If it contains motherboard drivers
(if you have an nvidia motherboard) and video drivers, just uninstall
the video drivers.

Then you reboot and if Windows offers to install video drivers, cancel.
Then install the nvidia drivers and reboot.

You can then set your video options. It may start up at a low screen
resolution.

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Forgot to mention, if your motherboard has video and you added a video
card, you should be hooked up to the video card, I assume. You would
want to have the bios set to auto-detect the video card, so that the
motherboard would use its own video unless a video card was present --
then it would use the video card.

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