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How To Download Nvidia Drivers To Update Your Graphics

How To Download Nvidia Drivers To Update Your Graphics

  • You can download Nvidia drivers from the Nvidia website or use the Nvidia GeForce Experience app.
  • If you have an Nvidia GeForce card, you can install the GeForce Experience app to automatically install the correct Nvidia drivers.
  • If you have a different type of Nvidia card or do not want to use the Experience app, you can download the drivers manually from the Nvidia website.
  • Before you download the new Nvidia drivers, use the Windows Device Manager to find out which graphics card you have installed.
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For some years Nvidia has been a leader in the field of computer graphics. There are a lot of the most powerful computers on the market Nvidia graphics cards.

And like any part of your computer, the software on your Nvidia cards – also known as their “drivers” – needs to be upgraded from time to time. It is very important to update your graphics card, as older drivers can cause all sorts of glitches and errors.

Fortunately, you do not need to remove the card from your computer to update its drivers. You can download new drivers just like you would with a regular app update.

There are two ways to download Nvidia drivers and keep your system up to date, but before you get started you need to know what kind of Nvidia card is installed on your computer.

1. Right click Windows Select the “Device Manager” icon in the lower-left corner of the screen, and in the pop-up that appears.

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2. In Device Manager, find the “Display Adapters” line and click the arrow next to it. It shows you all the graphics cards that are currently active on your computer.

3. You should see the name of your graphics card. Write for reference. If it does not say “Nvidia” – instead of “Intel” or “AMD” – then you do not have Nvidia card, And you need to download your drivers in a different way.

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Find out what kind of video card you have in Device Manager.

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How to download Nvidia drivers

In all cases, when you download and install Nvidia drivers, your screen will turn black or flash. This is normal – the graphics card is testing new drivers, which can sometimes cause temporary visual glitches.

If you have Nvidia G Force Card

When you saw your graphics card, did you call it Nvidia “GeForce”? If so, Nvidia offers a free app that automatically downloads all the drivers you need, while Windows keeps your other computer files up to date.

Here’s how to use the GeForce experience:

1. Open Nvidia website In the browser.

2. In the navigation menu at the top of the webpage, click “Drivers” and then “GeForce Drivers”.

3. In the “Automatic Driver Updates” section, click “Download Now” to download the GeForce Experience app.

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If you have a GeForce graphics card, you can use the GeForce Experience app to install drivers automatically.

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4. Install the program and then open it and let it know what kind of graphics card you have. It should now download new drivers and tell you how to install them – in general, it’s as easy as clicking a button.

In some cases, the GeForce Experience app may be pre-installed on your computer. If this happens, find the app by searching for it, and then see if any drivers are ready to download or install.

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Open the app’s “Drivers” tab to see what updates are available.

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If you have another Nvidia card

If you do not Nvidia GeForce graphics card, Or do not want to install the GeForce Experience app, you can manually check and download the drivers.

1. Open Nvidia website In the browser.

2. In the navigation menu at the top of the webpage, click “Drivers” and then “All Nvidia Drivers”.

3. In the Nvidia Driver download form, search for your video card. Enter product type (such as GeForce, Titan or Quattro), product range and specific product name. You can get this information from Windows Device Manager.

4. When you’re done, click “Search”.

5. When the search results appear, click “Download” to save the file to your computer. When the download is complete, you can open the file to install it.

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Use the search tool to find and download the latest drivers.

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If you are offered more than one type of driver – sometimes called “game ready”, sometimes called “WHQL,” or “studio”, you should usually choose Game Ready / WHQL driver. It helps all programs work better, but focuses on video games

If you are a creative professional who primarily uses their computer for graphic or video editing software and you do not play games, choose Studio Driver.

Game ready drivers work with both games and graphics software, but studio drivers sometimes cause problems with games.