How to Upgrade Drivers for a Video Card

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Upgrade the drivers for a video card by downloading the updated drivers from the manufacturer Web site, or by going directly to the video card Web site to get the most up to date drivers. Get updates for video card drivers every two or three months with advice from a network engineer and IT specialist in this free video on computer video cards.

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Okay, to upgrade your drivers; actually unlike your sound card, your video drivers are updated constantly by the manufacturers of the, of the video card. So there are one of two ways to do it. Generally you can do to the approved driver from the OEM's website or Original Equipment Manufacturer like Dell or HP and download the driver there; or you can go directly to your video card manufacturer's website, which is more than likely to have a more updated version of the video card as well. Generally the drivers are published base on the series. So, say for instance, if I had a G Force in Video G Force card 9000 series, they'll be a G Force driver publish. And the same is true with ATI which is the rival to M Video. So if we go to the device manager in Windows, you'll have the opportunity to update it. Now with the newer video cards, the driver is updated automatically when you execute the driver package from the website. So if you download the driver itself, it'll install the new driver automatically. You'll also see the fling, screen flicker, you'll, it's nothing to worry about, it's just the video card readjusting or Windows readjusting to the new driver for the video card itself. So let's take a look here. If you go to the control panel and double click on the device manager, you get a tree of different devices that are installed in your computer. You go to the display adapters and then you'll notice that there is an NVDIA G Force A600 MGT Card; that's all of mine, which is nice I guess for a gamer. You double click on it and then you go to a driver tab and click on update drive and that will update it for you. There are new drivers release probably every two or three months for each drive or each device card. So if you want to keep up to date, the most up to date to, to you and relevant to you, make sure you get to that website; for me it'd be nvdia.com and download the new GForce drivers.

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