For maximizing the gaming experience, we keep updating our GPU drivers. Having the latest GPU without the proper drivers is not going to boost up the performance.
You will still get lower frame rates, stuttering, or crashing issues. So, installing the latest NVIDIA drivers will significantly help you improve the performance.
You will get frequent driver updates from NVIDIA to enjoy smooth frames or much better graphical fidelity.
If you are thinking to update the drivers manually, you would require the source for the download and then proceed with the installation process. In today’s article, I am going to discuss how to update Nvidia drivers. Also read this article if you want to restart the Graphics driver.
How To Update Nvidia Drivers: The Process In Details
It is always necessary to keep on updating The NVIDIA graphics to the latest version.
NVIDIA keeps tweaking the underlying software that controls its graphics cards.
When you install the latest drivers, you are bound to get the best performance out of your games. Here is how to update NVidia drivers.
Process 1: Manually Updating Nvidia Driver
To manually update the NVidia driver, you will have to open the DirectX diagnostic tool. This way you will be able to find the accurate graphics card model quickly. Follow the steps mentioned below to accomplish the task:
Step 1: Open your run dialog box by pressing the Windows key + R hotkey. Now when the dialog box opens enter dxdiag.
Step 2: Then go to the Render tab and check the ‘Chip Type’ entry. For some users, the Chip type may be under the Display tab. Here you are going to find the exact graphics card model.
Step 3: Next go to the System tab and check the operating system entry to find out the bit-version of your windows.
Step 4: Now go to the Nvidia GeForce website and then proceed to download the latest available drivers from the site.
Step 5: Move on to the driver’s tab and you will find that most of the cards are GeForce cards. You may visit nvidia.com.
Here I am showing you to extract the package and you need to wait till the entire procedure gets completed as I have shown in the picture below.
Step 6: After the process gets completed you will have to go for the installation process.
It will check for system compatibility and the process will get completed.
Process 2: Downloading And Installing Nvidia GeForce Experience Program
You can use the Nvidia GeForce experience program for managing automatic driver updates.
For searching the driver manually, you may select the correct driver as I have mentioned previously.
There is another way to automatically detect your driver when the NVidia website will use some Java applet for detecting the graphics card you are using.
You will be needing java installed for running it. Follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: For downloading the latest graphics card drivers, click on the download link unless and until you require the older version. Of course, the latest version is going to boost up the performance level!
Step 2: Now it’s time to run the downloaded installer. You may click on the Express option.
Step 3: This will make your screen flicker or become black for few seconds or so.
Now, this installer is going to remove your old driver version and replace it with the latest one.
Step 4: After the driver update gets completed, automatically a system restore point will get created. So, by now it must be clear to you how to update the NVidia graphics driver.
You may roll back your driver to the previous version now.
Step 5: Now install the Nvidia GeForce experience program.
Nvidia GeForce experience program helps you manage the drivers and the gaming settings as well.
You will be able to download the installer from geforce.com.
Step 6: This installer will help you in the scanning of the system for the supported hardware.
Step 7: After the installation procedure gets completed you will have to launch the program.
Now when you start the program it will search for any available update.
Step 8: Move to the Driver’s tab and check for updates manually. Now hover over the Download driver button for getting the updates.
Step 9: Next hit the Express installation button. For the advanced users, you can select the Custom category.
This will help you choose the drivers you wish to install. Allow the drivers to get installed.
Step 10: You can take the help of the system restore tool required as I have mentioned previously.
Process 3: Update Ubuntu Drivers
For updating the Ubuntu drivers, you will have to open the additional Driver window.
When you use Ubuntu the Nvidia drivers do not get installed automatically. Here you will have to use the Additional Drivers window for installing Nvidia drivers.
Step 1: Next you will have to launch the Dash and then enter ‘Drivers’ for opening the window.
Step 2: Allow some time so that the list of the available drivers gets loaded. Next, choose the latest driver from the displayed list. Check that the driver is from Nvidia and not other sources.
Step 3: Hit the Apply Changes option. Now the driver installation process will commence. After the installation gets accomplished, give your Computer a fresh reboot.
So, I hope by now, you could find out how to update NVidia drivers from the given article.
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