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(Pocket-lint) If you’re a proud owner of an Nvidia graphics card, you know how important it is to update drivers. The company regularly releases new drivers for its range of GPUs to improve performance. This is especially the case when new games are released.
We’ve already covered how to get more FPS out of your gaming PC and how to get the most out of your Nvidia RTX GPU, but sometimes you just have to stay on top of updates.
How to Update Nvidia Drivers Easily
We think the easiest way to update your graphics card drivers is through software. Nvidia GeForce Experience. It is a very useful application on your system. It makes it easy to capture and save videos, optimize installed games to run smoothly, overclock your GPU for more frames per second, and more.
One of the basic and most useful functions of this application is its ability to download drivers. Open GeForce Experience and click on the Drivers tab to easily view and download the latest drivers.
To make your life easier, you can also set the app to automatically download new drivers as soon as they’re released, so you don’t have to check.
So, proceed as follows:
- Click the gear on the right side of the app.
- Then, on the General tab, find the section called “Downloads”.
- There you will find a checkbox that says “Automatically download driver updates and let me choose when to install them”.
- check it.
Now you’ll always have the latest drivers ready to go when you need them.
Clean facilities to reduce hassle
Over time, you will install a lot of different drivers for your graphics card. If you changed your graphics card and upgraded to a new one, this could be a problem. This can also be a problem even if you have been using the same GPU for a long time. Things can go wrong.
If you are having problems or your usual games are not working as usual, you may need a clean install.
A clean install removes old drivers and leftovers from your system. This helps reduce conflicts and achieve a smoother operation. Fortunately, there is a free tool for this.
Display Driver Uninstaller
Display Driver Uninstaller (also known as DDU) is a free download tool that can remove driver folders and files, among other things. It is best to run it in safe mode as this helps ensure that it can remove everything cleanly and is ready to install the latest graphics drivers.
There are several ways to get into Safe Mode in Windows. Microsoft offers a practical guide which covers the different stages. Once there, you can just run DDU and follow the instructions. Then the system restarts and you can download and install the latest drivers.
Another way to get drivers is to download them directly. meet on Nvidia site And choose your graphics card from the various drop-down menus. Select your operating system, choose the correct type of driver (Game Ready Driver for players) and download it.
Then follow the steps, install the drivers and enjoy your games!
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Written by Adrian Wellings.
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