Every six months you need to update the drivers for all major computer components, including the video card.However, those who often play games, have to be updated more often.
How do I know the video card model?
Update the video card driver is not necessarily.Although correct operation is still better to have a new version of the driver, the benefit is a snap to install it.But for avid gamers it is a prerequisite, because the game is constantly require fresh drivers.
Before installing the driver, you need to check the model card.To do this, go to the "Start" menu, select "Run" and type dxdiag.A new window opens in which to go to the tab "Display".Here in "type chip" will be shown by the video card.
also know the model of your graphics card can be a shortcut "My Computer."To do this, open the context menu on the icon, go to "Properties" and select the "Device Manager".In the new window, you need to find the item "Display Adapters" to reveal it, and there will be indicated the name of the video card
Installing drivers for video cards Nvidia and AMD
As a rule, if the driver is already installed Nvidia graphics card, then with him was installed and additional software - GeForce Experience.The program keeps track of new versions of the driver and informs the user about it.And to install a new driver, you need to click on the program icon in the system tray (near the clock), open it, and then the program will automatically find and install the driver.
If the driver is installed for the first time, then you need to go to the official website of Nvidia.In the top menu bar, it is necessary to select the "Drivers - Download Driver."And on the next page, you must select the criteria for your video card.For example, if the user has the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, then choose the following: The type of video card - GeForce, a series of products - GeForce 500 Series, a family of products - GeForce GTX 560 Ti.In "operating system" is necessary to specify its version of the OS, in "Language" choose "Russian" (or whatever).
Then you need to click the "Search" button, the system will find a new driver for your video card and enable it to download.The driver installation is no big deal, it is set in the same way as any other program.Remove the old driver before installing it is not necessary - the program will do this automatically.
Similarly installed and the video drivers for AMD.First, you must go to the official website of the developers.In the list that appears, you need to specify your data (video card model and the type of operating system), and you can then download and install the driver to your PC / laptop.