Nvidia Proprietary Drivers
See Microsoft’s support article, Update drivers in Windows 10 for details. If there are no updates available or if the updates don’t solve your problems, continue to the next section. Firefox and some plugins use your graphics card to help speed up the display of web content.
The presence of old video drivers may cause problems with the installation of the new card. If your drivers aren’t up to date, your computer may lose the ability to "speak" to these devices, rendering them useless. Once you have downloaded and installed the software, open it up and head to the Drivers tab. The software will automatically detect your driver version and suggest an update if your drivers are out of date. In Windows 10, all drivers are automatically downloaded and installed through Windows Update but you can manually search for an updated graphics driver.
Can I just upgrade my graphics card?
Upgrading your desktop PC’s graphics card can give your gaming a pretty big boost. It’s also a fairly easy thing to do. Your primary choice in graphics cards is between the two major makers of graphics chipsets—Nvidia and AMD.
An updated video card driver can fix an array of issues, such as slow encoding, components crash, or installation issues. I’ve used this method for years but I noticed there is a major delay in installing drivers when you have many graphics cards, I wonder if this method will install them faster.
Which driver should I install first?
If you are installing Windows OS then there are a few important drivers that you need to install. You need to setup your computer’s Motherboard (Chipset) drivers, Graphics driver, your sound driver, some systems need USB drivers to be installed. You also need to install your LAN and/or WiFi drivers as well.
You’ll need to find your graphics card to download the right drivers for your Shadow, then install those drivers on Shadow. In order to enjoy the best experience with DivX Software, we recommend you update your video card driver to the latest version.
Graphic cards are also used by advanced web features like WebGL. To fix problems with these features or to take advantage of them, you may need to update your graphics card drivers. Some graphics card drivers also have a useful utility that notifies you when a driver update is available and updates the driver automatically. Keeping your graphics card drivers up-to-date will ensure stable performance of applications and games on your computer. Depending on your Shadow subscription, you may have different graphics cards.
- With plenty of space for your new graphics card, it’s time to actually install it.
- You may need to come in at a slight angle to make sure that the I/O plate on the back of the card slots into the PCIExpress backplate correctly.
- Regardless, you’ll be slotting your graphics card into the PCIExpress slot.
- The process is relatively simple, but can be a little fiddly depending on the size of your PC case and whether your other components obstruct you at all.
So I leave it, and go to bed, because it had been a long day and it was late. If you buy a retail-boxed video card, it will include a comprehensive manual. If you buy an OEM video card that arrives without a manual, your first step should be to download the PDF manual from the maker’s web site.