In my continuing “series” of helpful PC maintenance tutorials (technically it’s a series now that there are 2 videos…just go with it, it helps me to sleep at night), I present Part 2. This video covers how to update your video card / graphics drivers to ensure optimal video performance from your computer.
Updating drivers is an often overlooked, yet easy to accomplish process when keeping your computer up-to-date. Updating your graphics driver is a good way to correct odd visual behaviors such as freezing, artifacts, model slicing, and slow performance.
Most people use integrated graphics, which is a graphics processing unit (GPU) that came built with your computer; however many people (myself included) will add high-end after-market graphics cards that are intended for increased performance for such things as gaming, video production, 3D animation and other graphic intensive processes. This tutorial helps to cover the bases for both.
Although your graphics card may have been up-to-date when you first purchased it or bought your computer, the manufacturer (largest ones being Nvidia & ATI) will release updates that are intended to fix any issues or glitches that may have been discovered later (not unlike a cell phone firmware update), or to optimize your card to handle some of the newest games or video playback functions that may have been produced after your card was made.
This tutorial will help to bring your graphics back up to speed and will improve performance from everything as simple as watching a YouTube video to more intensive processes like 2D/3D renderings and gaming.
I hope that you enjoy it and that it is helpful! Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or comments, or simply include them in the comment section below or on the YouTube version of the video. Thanks!
If You Missed It, Here’s Part 1: 3 Easy Steps To Speed Up Your Computer
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