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How Do I find out which graphics driver I'm using?

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  • Started 5 years ago by lilsting10
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lilsting10
Posts: 154

I'm trying to get Left 4 Dead to run smoothly on my laptop. I'm pretty sure mine doesn't meet the standards, but I'll check here if it's cool.

Hardware requirements to play L4D: -
Minimum:
* Supported OS:Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64
* Processor:Pentium 4 3.0GHz
* Memory:1 GB
* Graphics:128 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVidia 6600 or better
* Hard Drive:At least 7.5 GB of free space
* Sound Card:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Recommended:
* Supported OS:Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64
* Processor:Intel core 2 duo 2.4GHz
* Memory:1 GB
* Graphics: Shader model 3.0, NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better

When I play it is a little jittery, even thought I've already corrected the process's afirmity in Task Manager by only having one processor handle the game, which improved it slightly. I'm just wondering if I can tune anything, or if it's a waste of time because my stuff just isn't up to scratch.

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz
Memory: 1.99 GB

I can't seem to find the Graphics drivers that my laptop uses, I'm not sure where to look for these.
Is there any other information that I need to provide in order for people to help answer my question?

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jal
jal
Posts: 111

Hi

Go to the Nvidia site in the link below and follow the instructions to either Download or Update the drivers you require
You could also Download Secunia Personal Software Inspector from the link below
As it keeps all your software up to date

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Downlo.....lang=en-uk

http://secunia.com/vulnerabili...../personal/

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jal
jal
Posts: 111

If you want to see what's working on your PC you could download the following two from the link below both are Freeware

They show you everything you have on your PC that makes it work & where to find it

Everest Home Edition & SIW System Information for Windows

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/siw.html

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Scott
Scott
Posts: 5618

No 3rd party software needed,

Start>System Information>Components>Display

Use the nVidia site mentioned above or this one,
http://www.nvidia.com/Download.....lang=en-us

to help determine what's the best driver for your particular setup.

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) into a Run box. Then look in Display.

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jal
jal
Posts: 111

Third party software Everest Home Edition & SIW System Information for Windows gives you a better view of everything and more information about what's on your system
Everest even shows all the temperatures on your system of different components changing as they they are in use, which in turn gives you an early warning to stop things overheating and crashing your PC

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