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Video Hardware

Published at 03/06/2012 12:42:41


A video hardware is an important computer hardware which enables you to see the images in your monitor. The work of a video hardware would be comparable to a designer which gathers all the information from the preference of the clients and then shows the final output of the design which is something that the clients could actually see or picture out. There are many brands of video hardware in the market, depending on its capacity to translate an image. If you’re a gamer, you probably would want to purchase a higher version of video hardware such as NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1950 Pro and many more. If you want to know whether your video hardware is updated and is still capable for you to be able to play the latest games or witness some 3D graphics, you can verify it yourself by finding the video hardware on your computer. How would you do it? Just follow these five easy steps.

Step 1

 Click Start menu.

The start menu button can be found in both Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems. You can find it at the lower left corner of the display screen.

Step 2

  Click on the Control Panel.

The control panel can be found at the right side of the start-up menu after you clicked on the start menu button. It can be found on the same spot in both Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems.

Step 3

  Click on Device Manager.

Sometimes, you tend to over look the device manager icon in the control panel window. All you have to do is to key in “device manager” on the search box on the upper right corner of the control panel window. If you’re running on a Windows Vista operating System, a pop up window will appear that would need your permission to continue. Don’t be afraid and hesitate to click on the continue button for it will open up the device manager window. If you click cancel, the window won’t open.

Step 4

Look for the Display Adapters and double click on the icon.

Step 5

 Right click on the icon under the Display Adapters and click properties.

This icon shows what video hardware you are using and by clicking on the properties, you would have enough information about our video hardware such as its brand, manufacturer, version of the hardware, location in your system unit, and the status of your hardware where you can check whether it is working properly or not.

So these are just the five easy steps that you can do to find and check your video hardware. Now, remember that there are some programs and games that would have specific requirements for your video hardware. You can always check the internet first whether your video hardware fits the requirement before you decide to purchase and use those programs or games. You don’t always have to splurge on the latest video hardware as long as your current one already fits the requirement.