How To Update Graphics Card
If you want the most out of your graphics card, learning how to update your graphics card can help keep it in top condition. Graphics card manufacturers often issue updates for graphics cards in order to keep abreast of changes in computer software and hardware. A graphics card update insures that the card itself continues to work with the latest programs and games, as well as resolving issues that could interfere with the operation of the graphics card. You can update your graphics card by visiting your graphics card manufacturer’s website and downloading the latest update package.
What you’ll need
- Graphics card
- Graphics card driver
- Find out what graphics card you have. In Windows, right click on My Computer, select Properties and click on Device Manager. When the Device Manager appears, find Display Adapters and click on the arrow to expand the folder. You should see your make and model of your graphics card.
- Download the new driver. Go to your driver manufacturer’s website and follow the instructions for downloading the driver for your graphics card. The file should be saved either on your computer’s desktop or in your My Documents folder.
- Install the new driver. Go to the Device Manager and right click on the driver, then click Update Driver Software, then click the “Search automatically for updated driver software” option. If you have downloaded a driver package in the form of an .exe file, double click on that file and follow the instructions shown. Restart the computer after the update is complete in order to finalize the changes.