Nvidia Driver Update

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Nvidia Driver Update

Are enthusiastic gamers experiencing dull gray colors and lagging while playing games? Is everything so blurry? Well! It’s time to update your Nvidia graphics card drivers!

Nvidia is frequently updating and mending the underlying software that controls Nvidia graphics cards which is known as the best Graphics card for gaming. It released updated drivers every few weeks. Therefore, installing the latest drivers makes your computer’s performance the best. You can update your Nvidia drivers manually or by accessing the GeForce Experience.

We’ll unveil both processes in this blog post. Further, if you want to install Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu Linux, go through our FAQs section.

What is NVIDIA Update?

Nvidia Driver is a software program that allows communication between your computer and the NVIDIA graphics processor installed in your system. This update keeps your gaming PC up-to-date with the latest Nvidia drivers by alerting you whenever a new driver is available and connecting you directly to the driver on nvidia.com. Beginning with R275 drivers, provides automatic updates for game and program profiles, like SLI profiles.

Whenever you’re updating or installing new drivers, make sure to access certified versions from the official NVIDIA website in order to get the outclass system’s performance and features.

What Do NVIDIA Drivers Do?

It will install the display drivers along with GeForce Experience and PhysX drivers. Further, it improves the performance of your game. As a consequence, you will play with buttery smooth frames, better graphical fidelity, and overall stable performance.

How to Update Nvidia Drivers?

Update Nvidia Drivers

There are two ways to update your Nvidia drivers:

  1. Nvidia’s GeForce Experience Software.
  2. Through Nvidia’s driver download page.

We’ll do both ways. Let’s explore how to do it.

Method 1: Updating Nvidia Drivers with GeForce Experience Software

It is the easiest method to keep your Nvidia GPU drivers up to date, and generally speaking, I am using method 1, most probably.

  1. Download and install Nvidia GeForce Experience software from the official website of Nvidia.com.
For downloading, create an account and follow the prompts to install it. Sometimes, GeForce Experience gives you a notification and redirects you to the download page like this:
Download and Install Nvidia GeForce Experience
  1. For manually checking, go to the Drivers tab.
  2. Select “Check for Updates.” If an update is already in process, then skip this step.
  3.  Click on the “Download” button under the option of ‘Check for updates.’
Check for updates
  1. Select your installation type. Here, custom installation will allow you to choose to remove specific components, including audio driver, USB-C driver, or PhysX System Software, as well as perform a clean installation option.
Select your installation type
  1. The driver is ready to install.
Driver is ready to install
  1. Once you have done it, you will receive a confirmation. Just click on the “Close” option and restart your PC.

Method 2: Updating Nvidia GPU Drivers Manually

If you’re annoyed to create an account or make a login, then don’t worry at all! Try Method 2 to update your Nvidia GPU’s drivers by following these simple steps:

  1. Visit Nvidia’s driver download page.
  2. Complete the dropdown list to match your graphics card. Keep that in mind specify if you’re accessing a desktop or notebook GPU in the heading of “Product Series.”
Product Series
Note: In the “Download Type” section, gamers will write the “Game Ready Driver,” while artists, photographers, and other creatives will choose “Studio Drivers.”
  1. Tap on the “Search” option.
  2. Select the “Download” button. It will go to your downloads folder.
Select the “Download” button
  1. Open the launcher in your downloads folder.
downloads folder
  1. Select “OK.”
Select OK
  1. Here, wait until the driver is extracted.
Driver is extracted
  1. Tick on either both the driver or select any one among these two: NVIDIA Graphics Driver and GeForce Experience, and NVIDIA Graphics Driver. Now, click on the “Agree and Continue” option.
Select Agree and Continue
  1. Choose the installation type you want. The “Express” option gives recommended choices, while the “Custom (Advanced) allows you to choose components as per your need. Select the “Next” option.
Select the Next option
  1. Here, wait for the installation to complete.
Wait for the installation
  1. Now, restart your PC to complete the installation.
Restart your PC

Reason to Update NVIDIA

Added support and improved gaming performance.
Fix graphical issues.
It will protect your system from threats.
Support for advanced technologies, like ray tracing or DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling).

But, if you choose to skip updating your Nvidia drivers, you may face troubleshooting issues:

Nvidia Driver Update Black Screen: Quick Fixes 2023

Have you ever faced a black screen after installing the Nvidia graphics driver in Windows 10/11? If Yes, don’t worry at all! Here are the quick fixes you can follow easily.

  • Reinstall the driver from Nvidia’s official download website while safe mode is running on Windows and re-install the driver.
  • Run the hardware and devices troubleshooter in order to resolve hardware failures. To enable it, you need to do 3 simple steps.
  1. Go to Settings and select the Update & Security option.
  2. Navigate to the “Troubleshoot” heading and scroll down to select Hardware and Devices, then click on the “Run the Troubleshooter.”
  3. Here, wait until the process is finished and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the significant actions.
  4. Update the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) that will fix bugs and support newer models of CPUS or graphics cards.
  5. Clean installing windows and re-install the Nvidia graphics card driver.

Why I Can’t Update My Nvidia Driver?

Nvidia drivers fail to install due to interference from Windows security protection or an antivirus app securing your device. In addition to that, accessing an outdated Nvidia GeForce client, downloading an incompatible graphics card driver, having connection issues, or running an outdated operating system.

FAQs

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[wps_accordion_item title=’Q1: How do we fix Nvidia drivers not downloading on Windows through GeForce Experience?’ open=’no’ icon=’plus’ ]Ans: Follow these steps:
● Searching for “GeForce Experience” in Windows Search.
● Click Settings
● Select the “General” tab.
● Scroll down and check the box for “Automatically download driver updates and let me choose when to install.”
● Close the Nvidia client and relaunch it.
● Now, click on the “Drivers” tab.
● Select the “Check For Updates” box and load the latest update.
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[wps_accordion_item title=’Q2: Why does the NVIDIA driver keep failing to install Windows 10?’ open=’no’ icon=’plus’ ]Ans: It happens in Windows 10 due to the block of the antivirus program. Turn off the program and re-install your Nvidia driver again. To disable Windows Defender, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection> Virus & Threat Protection settings and deactivate it.[/wps_accordion_item]

[wps_accordion_item title=’Q3: How to delete or uninstall all Nvidia programs?’ open=’no’ icon=’plus’ ]Ans: Here’s how to do it:
● Run Device Manager in Windows 10/11.
● Expand Display adapters while right-clicking your Nvidia driver and selecting Uninstall device.
● Choose “Uninstall.”
● Then, reboot your computer.
● Click “Win + R” to open the Run window, insert appwiz.cpl, and select “Enter.”
● Now, right-click the program associated with Nvidia and click on Uninstall. Repeat this process to uninstall all Nvidia programs.
● Then, restart your PC.
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[wps_accordion_item title=’Q4: Is it OK to not update Nvidia drivers?’ open=’no’ icon=’plus’ ]Ans: No, you must update your drivers whenever possible because outdated graphics drivers can cause weak performance and stability issues, etc.[/wps_accordion_item]

[wps_accordion_item title=’Q5: How can Ubuntu Linux install the Nvidia driver?’ open=’no’ icon=’plus’ ]Ans: Follow the steps to install Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04/ 17.10 / 18.04 / 18.10 / 20.04 / 22.04 LTS:
● First, update your system running an apt-get command.
● Now, install Nvidia drivers through the GUI or CLI method.
● Go to the “Software and Updates” app to install the Nvidia driver via the GUI method OR type “sudo apt install nvidia-driver-535 nvidia-dkms-535” at the CLI.
● Reboot your system.
● Check and verify drivers are working smoothly.
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[wps_accordion_item title=’Q6: Is it safe to update Nvidia drivers?’ open=’no’ icon=’plus’ ]Ans: Absolutely Yes! It is always advised to keep all your drivers updated, like the Nvidia driver update, for the seamless functioning of your computer. Additionally, it improves system stability, boosts PC performance, and fixes bugs and errors in your computer.[/wps_accordion_item]

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