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#1 Aug 05 2010 at 7:23 AM Rating: Decent
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i got a custom built pc from cyberpower, and i was wondering is there anything i need to do like upgrade the drivers for the graphics card or anything, and how do i tell what version driver it is currently at? ty
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#3 Aug 05 2010 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
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What type of graphics card is it? Also, set up Windows updates if you haven't already.

Most of the times, if your graphics are fine in games, you don't need to update the drivers.
#4 Aug 05 2010 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
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gtx 465 1g nvidia, and windows updates is on ty
#5 Aug 05 2010 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Most of the times, if your graphics are fine in games, you don't need to update the drivers.


Card manufacturers [ATi, Nvidia] regularly update drivers to fix code issues, but also to fix bugs with games, performance issues, add support for new techniques or technologies, etc.

Unless you have specific issues with drivers it is *ALWAYS* best to update. This is why when someone is having an issue with a game [crashes, poor performance] the very first question is always "What drivers are you using". Typically the number one response from manufacturers is to "make sure you're running the latest drivers.

Not updating drivers is kinda like not changing the oil in your car. Sure, you can *DO* it. . but eventually you're going to start having issues.
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#6 Aug 05 2010 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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I specifically said that if his games are running fine with his current drivers, no need to update them. Sometimes new drivers cause more problems than older ones. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Go here to update your video card drivers. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us



Edited, Aug 5th 2010 10:07am by geffe
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