Updating your graphics card

Posted by / 15-Feb-2020 11:06

Updating your graphics card

If you don’t know the PC model name or the specific version of Windows 10, you can find it out by checking the System Information. To download the correct drivers from the graphics card manufacturer, you need to know the graphics card model and the specific Windows version.

Follow these steps:1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to invoke a run command.2) Type msinfo32 and click OK. Then you can download the drivers from the SUPPORT page.

Certain PC vendors including Dell, HP and Acer use custom-designed motherboards.

A little like mobile operators do with smartphones, they lock them down so you can't fit different components such as a graphics card (or a SIM from another provider in the case of a phone).

If you’re using a prebuilt desktop or a laptop, it’s recommended you go to the PC manufacturer’s website, as they will customize the driver.

If you’ve installed more than one graphics card, you’ll see more than one item under this branch.

So, be sure to ask your PC manufacturer whether your intended graphics card is supported.

Some readers have found that a locked-down BIOS means that even though the fans will spin up on a new graphics card, nothing will appear on the screen. Before you order anything, look inside your case to check whether your current PSU is capable of running a new graphics card.

Camilla, a certified MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional), has almost four years technical writing experience. Before working as a writer, she was a technical support helping people to solve their computer problems.

She enjoys providing solutions to computer problems and loves exploring new technologies.

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Follow the steps below: 1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R key at the same time to invoke the Run command.2) Type and press Enter to open Device Manager.3) In Device Manager, expand the Display adapters category.

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