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Graphics card missing? Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

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  1. Tsumaura

    Tsumaura Thread Starter

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    Hi there, so I just installed windows 7 on my friend's computer. Previously they had a ATI graphics card (not sure which version) but now it says it has a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. Because of this, the resolution isn't displayed correctly and everything is enlarged. This is very annoying. Can anyone help please?? >-<
     
  2. dustyjay

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    Please post the system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

    If it is Integrated Graphics then the drivers for the Graphics adapter should be available on the system manufacturer website or if custom built on the Motherboard Manufacturer website.
     
  3. Tsumaura

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    I'm on a Desktop

    Os: Windows 7
    Model: Dimension 3000
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40 GHz, 2394 Mhz, 1 Core (s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
    RAM: 768 MB
    VC: Standard VGA Graphics card
    Um I'm not exactly sure how to find anything else. I appologize, for my noobishness.
     
  4. dustyjay

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    The Dell Dimension 3000 doesn't have any drivers listed for Win 7. I am rnning Win7 Pro on a Dimension 3000. I had to let Win 7 install a driver for the video. If you run Windows update it should come up with a few updated drivers for you. Either that or you can go to Dell and download the in Xp drivers and run them in compatibility mode.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    If the graphics card is not recognized, it is because the chipset drivers are not installed. Those drivers allow communication between the board and the OS so that devices can be recognized and identified. You need to install the Windows 7 chipset.
     
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