Video card? Graphic card?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by jihchiang, Mar 15, 2008.

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    jihchiang Guest

    My OS is vista home premium 32 bit, 2 GB Ram, 120 GB Hard Drive, Dual Layer
    8x DVD Burner. I have 65.3 GB left in C: , and 9.35 GB left in D: drive. I'm
    thinking of buying pc games, particularly windows dvd games such as Crysis,
    Modern Warfare, Flight Sim. etc.I don't know if my laptop has enough to play
    such games. I've heard about video card(?) and graphic card(?).I don't know
    how to look up those infos from my computer. Someone please tell me what I
    need to upgrade, if any, in order to play those games. ALSO, please
    recommend a controller to use. I know I still need to use the keyboard
    besides the controller.Thank you.
     
    jihchiang, Mar 15, 2008
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    Not Me Guest

    without knowing the make/model of the laptop, it's impossible to look it up.
    usually the documentation that came with the system will tell you, device
    manager may tell you, or the manufacturer's website.
     
    Not Me, Mar 15, 2008
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    jihchiang Guest

    My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1420. Device manager told me nothing useful.
     
    jihchiang, Mar 15, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    I don't know why you say "Device Manager told me nothing useful". If you had
    looked, it would have told you what graphics card (which is the same thing
    as a video card) you have. Or you could have done what I did, which was to
    Google "Dell Inspiron 1400" and go to directly to the Dell website and look
    at the specs. Really crazy-difficult, eh?

    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

    Now go to the various games' websites and look up their system requirements.

    I can tell you right now without even looking anything up on the game
    website that you won't be able to run Crysis on your laptop. You can't
    upgrade the video on that laptop so either buy a gaming desktop PC or start
    looking at consoles for your gaming needs.


    Malke
     
    Malke, Mar 15, 2008
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    kevpan815 Guest

    Maybe His Device Driver 4 His Video Card Is Missing , Can Sometimes Happen If
    His Computer Was Shipped With A Different Operating System (Like Windows XP,
    Or A Lower Class Of Windows Vista Using Windows Anytime Update, 4 Example),
    And Then He Either Upgaded Or Replaced The OEM Install With A Retail Install
    Of Windows Vista, Just FYI.
     
    kevpan815, Mar 16, 2008
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    Lang Murphy Guest


    Sherlock Holmes you ain't.

    Lang
     
    Lang Murphy, Mar 16, 2008
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    Hasan Re Guest

    IF my laptop runs Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 will it b able to
    run flight sim x?
     
    Hasan Re, Jul 27, 2008
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    Hobbes Guest

    Hobbes, Jul 27, 2008
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