My video what adapter?
Subject: Graphics Cards | November 23, 2005 - 10:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Giving tech support to people with only a passing familiarity to PC technology can be a huge source of stress. Software like SiSoft's Sandra, or WCPUID can give you some of the info you need, but a lot of times the question is simply "Can I play this game?", and with the usual limitation being the graphics card, Sandra can be a bit of overkill. PC Mechanic has found a program called Everest Home Edition, a freeware program that ID's video cards, so drop in for a visit if it sounds like a program that could help.
"Alaron tackles a crucial element this week about hardware: What is the first question you ask
when someone says my video card is overheating? 'What video card do you have?' And of course some
people have no idea that there is a card in there and not some kind of magical force that makes
pictures on the screen. As luck has it, this week's Freeware Frenzy's covers just the piece of
software that will answer the question: Everest Home Edition"
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
GTOÂ² and GTO Ultimate Edition Review @ Beyond3D
TARGET="_blank">Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 5 Rev 2 Review @ NGOHQ
TARGET="_blank">NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS Mini Review @ NGOHQ
XXX Edition Review @ Bjorn3D
review @ Guru of 3D
All-In-Wonder X1800 XL - First Hands-On Look @ HEXUS
Preview: The GeForce 7800 GS Hits the Scene @ Anandtech