Updating your video card s driver
This includes things like chipset, motherboard, sound card, and the like.
There’s also a really good chance that you have some onboard generic video card.
It’s not so much that you’ll need to keep the drivers updated to the very latest version all the time, it’s that you don’t want to be using some generic driver when you could be using the real driver.
For instance: video card drivers included in Windows rarely include all the features of the drivers you can download from NVidia or AMD/ATI, and they definitely don’t include the same speed enhancements.
In some cases, updating the graphics driver can resolve stability issues in Adobe applications.
Talk to any tech person, read any forum, and at some point you’re sure to be told to update your drivers… And is it necessary to compulsively update your drivers? In very simple terms, drivers are computer programs that let Windows and your other applications interact with a hardware device.
This document describes how to install an updated version of the graphics driver on a computer that runs Windows 8, Windows 7, or Vista.
The graphics driver is system software that controls a computer's video adapter (sometimes called a Adobe does not support the installation of graphics drivers and provides the information in this document only as a courtesy.
Just like computer programs have updates and service packs to fix bugs and add features, drivers do as well.
You can also update, roll back, disable, or uninstall a driver from this view, which comes in very handy if you upgraded your drivers and introduced a problem.
If you are having a problem with a particular device, you can quickly upgrade to a newer version by opening Device Manager, right-clicking on the device, and choosing Update Driver Software.
Final thought: If your computer is working fine, don’t use this article as a reason to go break it.
We suggest always keeping your graphics drivers up-to-date.
Whatever you do, don’t use some driver update software when you can manually pick the right drivers easily.