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#1 mickapoo

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:42 AM

Hello,
I'm sure this is a stupid question, and trust me, I have tried to find the answer online but can't seem to. I have an HP dv4000 laptop, running Windows XP. How do I find out what type of card I have? I looked under Device Mgr but can't find anything. Is it
labeled as something else, other than "graphics card"?

Could it be that it is not displaying because I had a new harddrive installed? I know after that happened, I had to reinstall the driver for my sound card, so I'm wondering if that is the case here as well.

And one last question, if I have a better sound card in my desktop pc, would that be compatible with a laptop? Can they be swapped out?

Thank you!

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 07:26 AM

Sorry for the stupid question... I ended up just going ahead and downloading the latest driver from HP. I looked at the list of drivers, and none in my device manager even remotely seemed similar to what HP had listed, so I downloaded what I assumed to be it (I believe it said display or video driver?). None of the others seemed to be it. Now my program is running fine. Thank you!

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 11:05 PM

In device manager, the video is usually under Display adapters

if I have a better sound card in my desktop pc, would that be compatible with a laptop? Can they be swapped out?

I don't think so, The sound card is probably built onboard the motherboard of the laptop
The architecture of both, wouldn't allow to interchange from Desktop to laptop

You would be looking more at disabling your onboard sound on the laptop and adding in either a USB or PCMCIA
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:39 PM

Whenever the OS is reinstalled,
You will have to reinstall some of your hardware device drivers.
They might have been overwritten during OS reinstall.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:07 PM

hi, I am Michael. A "Graphic Card" is also known as Video Card,Graphic accelerator Card and disply adaptor. I know three manufacturer of graphic cards ATI(www.ati.amd.com),MATROX(www.matrox.com/graphics) And NVIDIA(www.nvidia.com). on These web site You Will Get Complete details of Graphic Cards.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 11:58 PM

Try this. For Vista, go to the Start menu, and in search type "dxdiag" without the quotation. In XP, go to the Start menu and go Run... "dxdiag". If you look through those pages, it will tell you extensive information about your Graphics card.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:59 PM

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 03:45 PM

If you can give me the make and model number of the computer, maybe I can find the specifications.A "Graphic Card" is also known as Video Card,Graphic accelerator Card and display adapter.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 02:54 PM

sorry , if u know the answer pls reply to me also
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 01:20 PM

I feel this is the best place were you can have lots of information on the hardware.I had a problem in the graphics card can i have some information on this.It would help me a lot.
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