Card driver updating video
They will often fix rare bugs – and maybe even introduce new bugs.
However, this is not the case with updated drivers for your graphics card, also known as a GPU or video card.
If you want to run a free Drivers Scan to check if your Video Drivers are up-to-date, you can install a driver update tool. Click on the arrow to the left of the Display adapters5. As shown in the image, proceed to click on Update Driver Software6. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
If you are downloading and installing the Video Drivers yourself (without the help of a Driver Update Tool), it is worth bearing in mind that installing incorrect Drivers can prevent the hardware from working and it may be difficult to roll-back to your previous Driver if you have not taken a recent backup or restore point. If your Video Card needs to be updated, the Drivers should download.
In my humble and cautious opinion, there are two things that you should never put automated software in control of when you’re using a Windows system: your drivers and your registry.
Now, there are a whole slew of solutions for you if you’d like to go down that route, but if you’re an experienced user then I’d simply not recommend it.
It does not work on Linux® systems, Apple Boot Camp systems or AMD Fire Pro™ graphics products.Here is a snapshot of the changelog from NVIDIA’s most recent graphics driver package, released on January 5, 2013: These sorts of performance increases in updated graphics drivers are not uncommon.The AMD Driver Autodetect tool is designed to detect the model of graphics card and version of operating system installed in your computer.It can lead to system instability and some major problems. Hunting for device drivers isn’t such a task anymore, anyway.Most of your Windows drivers will never need to be touched right out of the box.
However, graphics drivers for your NVIDIA, AMD, or even Intel graphics hardware are a big exception.