ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Update Video Card Drivers

Updated on June 21, 2010

Why Update Video Card Drivers?

Video card manufacturers frequently release new drivers for their cards. These drivers provide fixes and adjustments necessary to run new applications. A common reason for needing to update video card drivers is for playing newly released video games. The drivers are updated to provide the best performance in the latest games or graphics intensive programs such as photoshop. Without updating video card drivers you may experience poor performance and possible program failure, which in turn can cause valuable data to be lost. As a busy working professional you may not have time to search and update video card drivers, thankfully there are automatic driver updates.

Manual Video Card Driver Updates


Before being able to update video card drivers automatically, the only solution was to manually update the driver. To update video card drivers manually can be a real hassle; especially on older cards. When you want to update video card drivers manually you will need to know the video card manufacturer, model and version. These can be found on the box if you purchased the card seperately from the computer. Alternately, you can usually find a sticker on the card itself but this requires handling the hardware which I do not recommend unless you are familiar with handling electronic components. Once you have the required information you can visit the manufacturer's website and try to locate the proper drivers. If your card is an older model you may have to visit 3rd party sites to retrieve the driver from an archive. But be careful where you download from as many sites will appear to offer what you need but what you really may end up with is a dangerous virus. Is it worth the risk for the average user to update video card drivers the old fashioned way?

Automatically Update Video Card Drivers


There is a safer and easier way to update video card drivers. With automatic driver update software you can literrally have your driver up to date in as little as a few clicks. No more searching endlessly for the right driver. You don't even have to know what type of hardware is in your system, everything is taken care of for you and you can save your time for more important tasks. Not only will the software update video card drivers; it will update ALL of your systems drivers offering you the most stability and performance out of your system.  As an IT professional, it is my opinion that manual driver updates should be left to the advanced user or professional.  Protect your system and use an automatic driver update to update video card drivers.

>> Update Your Video Card Driver Now <<


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • pcdriverupdate profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from VA

      Hi mcangueiro,

      As long as your laptop is running a supported operating system. The automatic driver update will provide the proper driver for laptop no problem. In the case of manually updating. You will certainly need to be sure you are downloading a mobile version of the video driver. This can be confusing as many desktop video cards have nearly identicle naming schemes.

      I hope it helps.

    • mcangueiro profile image


      9 years ago from Portugal

      Nice. Can you please give some explanations on how to update on laptops?

      I think you can't just download them, you need to mod the drivers, right?


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)