Video Card Upgrade
An Install Guide On How To Upgrade Your Own Video Card

Video Card Upgrade Install Guide

Control Panel Display Properties

Now let's verify the driver on the Control Panel. Click on Start, then Settings, then Control Panel. Double-click the Display icon. This brings up the Display Properties window. Click on the Settings tab. On the Settings tab, click on the Advanced button. For the new video card I have after the upgrade, this brings up the "ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 SERIES Properties" window. Clicking on the "Options" tab shows the information below. The sub-window titled "Version Information" shows I have CATALYST 3.9 drivers installed.
Display properties driver version for ATI All In Wonder 9600 Pro 128MB video card

The Control Panel for an NVIDIA based card may look more like this example for a GeForce3 Ti 200 video card. The sub-window titled "Driver Version Information" shows the version number. In this example the NVIDIA driver version is, which are the 21.83 drivers.
Display properties driver version for GeForce3 Ti 200 video card

Skip Ahead
  How To Update Your Own Computer Video Card - Home
  What You Need For A Video Card Upgrade
  The Video Card
  Hard Drive Restore Utility
  Benchmark Utility
  Reference Video Card Drivers
  Motherboard/Chipset AGP Drivers
  Tour The Existing System Settings
  Things To Know Before You Start
  Enable AGP
  Windows 98 Steps To Remove The Old Video Card Driver
  Change Display Adapter
  Search For Updated Drivers
  Standard VGA Driver
  Install Standard VGA Driver
  Windows XP Steps To Remove The Old Video Card Driver
  How To Remove The Video Card Driver
  Installing The New Video Card
  Finding The Old Video Card
  Remove The Old Video Card
  Insert The New Video Card
  Windows 98 Steps To Add The New Video Card Driver
  Windows XP Steps To Add The New Video Card Driver
  After The Video Card Upgrade
  Tour The New System Settings
  Control Panel Display Properties
  Video Card Driver Settings
  Video Card Diagnostics And Tests
  DXDIAG - DirectX Diagnostics And Tests
  Boot Up Tests
  Troubleshooting Video Card Problems
  Advanced Topics
  Tweaking Video Card Driver Settings
  Windows 2000/XP Monitor Refresh Rate Problem

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