Updating ati video drivers
Switching from the built-in Windows drivers for your video card to the official NVidia or ATI/AMD drivers will make a world of difference, and keeping them updated can yield huge speed gains.
Essentially, if you’ve got an AMD/ATI or NVidia video card, and you’re using the built-in Windows drivers, that’s a great time to When you first get a new PC, reload Windows on an old PC, or build a new PC, you’re going to want to make sure that you are using the correct drivers.
Often, you won’t need to bother with updating drivers, but you may sometimes need to get the latest version—especially if something isn’t working right.
For the most part, when you download drivers from somewhere like NVidia or AMD/ATI, they will have an entire driver installation wizard included in the download, so you’ll just run that to upgrade the drivers to the latest version.If you’re upgrading from one version of a driver to another version, chances are good that the only things included in those updates are bug fixes for specific scenarios, and maybe some very minor performance increases.There’s more chance of breaking something than anything else, so if everything on your PC is working just fine, you can skip the driver updates for the most part.This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.wiki How's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article meets our high standards.
If you happen to find a driver (perhaps for a device that is giving you an error) that is in a zip file, you can use the wizard screen above and choose the Browse option.