NVIDIA is a California-based technology company that makes graphic and central processing units for gaming, mobile, and personal computing devices. It has also expanded its market to the auto sector and, recently, artificial intelligence. With the increased competition and ever-improving technology, the company also keeps working on making new and improved products. Still, this also works with the software installed in the previous graphic chips, and updates are available regularly. Updating your drivers will make it possible to get the maximum performance out of your device. There are many ways to install and update the drivers, so to do this, follow the methods mentioned below.
Points to note before starting
It is essential that before you install or update the drivers, you create a backup for the existing data. It will also be helpful if you determine the model of the graphic chip beforehand. Close all adobe applications before proceeding. Delete all older video card drivers and check if your new graphic chip is appropriately connected to the system and is getting recognized by it.
Install the Display Driver
You can access the display driver app if your device comes with an NVIDIA graphic chip. To install it, launch the app and follow the step-by-step instructions until the final step. Also, ensure that your system does not reboot while you are at it. When a prompt comes up, click on "No," and I will restart my computer later. Then click on ‘Finish.’
Updating the driver manually
To manually update, launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to find the model number of your graphics chip. Press the "Windows" and "R" keys together and type "dxdiag," next, click on the Display tab and look up the chip type. Now, go to the System tab and find your Windows version. To download the latest update, go to the GeForce website and click on the ‘GeForce cards’ under the ‘Drivers’ tab. The next step is to select your graphics card, which you can do in three ways: automatic driver updates, manually searching for the driver or automatically detecting your graphic chip. The first two methods are easy to use and require less time. After this, download the new update and go run the installer. If the new updates cause a problem in your system, you can use the system restore settings which will create a restore point to return your system to the way it was before the update.
Updating using GeForce experience
First, you must download and install this program from GeForce’s website. Your system will be scanned to check if your hardware is supported, and then you can open the installer to complete the process. Once you start the application, it will check for any new updates. Click the button to download the update and choose the express installation option, which will take care of completing the process. In this case, you can also use the system restore settings to rectify any problems caused due to the updated procedure.
Updating through Ubuntu drivers
If you use Ubuntu, the drivers by NVIDIA can’t be directly installed. You will have to update them using the additional drivers in the open-source Ubuntu drivers. Open the window and wait a few moments for the list to appear entirely, and ensure you choose the latest update from NVIDIA, which will start downloading. Select "Apply Changes." Once the installation is done, reboot the system to complete the process.