Updating my graphics card

If you have more than one display adapter installed in your computer, then each will appear in the "Display:" list.

If your video card has multiple outputs, then they will also appear in this list.

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From time to time, the manufacturers come out with new display drivers which fix bugs and improve performance.

It's a good idea to get the latest display drivers and install them.

Laptop display drivers are customized by the manufacturer of the laptop for that specific model.

You are supposed to get those display drivers only from the manufacturer of the laptop.

If you don't have display drivers installed, then the "Display Properties" window doesn't give you any useful information about your display adapter. Double-click the icon which provides information about your buses.

In this case, it's the "PCI(e), AGP, Card Bus Bus(es) Information" icon which looks like an expansion card.

A display driver is software which allows other programs to access and use a display adapter.

People often use the term "display adapter" in situations where you are referring either to a separate video card or integrated graphics built into your motherboard.

The "Settings" tab displays the monitor and display adapter under "Display:".

In this case, the display adapter is a Radeon 9700 Pro.

If you currently have display drivers installed, then you can determine what kind of display adapter you have by looking in the "Display Properties" window.

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