Updating a graphics card
If your NVIDIA based graphics card is a newer model, it is recommended that you update your graphic card drivers regularly to get the best performance and experience from your PC.
If your NVIDIA based graphics card is an older model, then we suggest you update your drivers only if you are experiencing problems while running newer software on your PC.
In these instances you fix the problems by disabling hardware acceleration and Web GL.
NVIDIA Update keeps your PC up-to-date with the latest NVIDIA drivers by notifying you when a new driver is available and directing you to the driver on
It is easy to find out the model of the graphics card installed through the hardware settings tab of the Windows operating system.
For ATI and NVIDIA graphic cards, it is possible to download graphic cards device drivers for free from the ATI and NVIDIA official websites.
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The general rule of thumb for graphic card display drivers is "if it ain't broken, don't fix it".
Starting with R275 drivers, NVIDIA Update also provides automatic updates for game and program profiles, including SLI profiles.
NVIDIA Update provides notifications for Ge Force and ION GPUs for both desktop and notebook PCs. When you install a Release 270 or later Ge Force/ION driver from you will be presented with the option to install NVIDIA Update.
Graphic cards are also used by advanced web features like Web GL. Some possible search terms are the name of your computer manufacturer (such as Dell or HP) or generic terms like "update", "maintenance" or "driver". If there is no update tool, no updates available, or if the updates don't solve your problems, continue to the next section.