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What Is Nvidia Drivers and How to Update

The NVIDIA Driver is the software driver for NVIDIA Graphics GPU installed on the PC.

What Is Nvidia Drivers

The NVIDIA Driver is the software driver for NVIDIA Graphics GPU installed on the PC. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device.This software is mandatory for most operating systems to take full advantage of the advanced features of the video card (GPU), including setting the acreen resolution, and number of colors to be displayed.It is the collective name of Nvdia series graphics driver.

NVIDIA check before installation

Check your graphics card installation.Before you are ready to install the NVIDIA graphics driver. Need to check whether your NVIDIA card is firmly installed in the case?Is your GPU fully inserted into the PCI-E slot? Have you properly connected the power cord to the NVIDIA GPU?Make sure that the monitor must be connected to the graphics card.This step is believed to be easy by most people, but often many people tend to forget to insert the monitor upright, which is very important.Most motherboards have an HDMI port, if it supports this feature, it allows you to use the video output of the CPU.However, the motherboard port will not output video from your graphics card. Therefore, if you do not make sure that your monitor is connected to a port on the GPU, you will not get any advantage of installing a graphics card.Remove all video card drivers previously installed.

How to install Nvidia Drivers

1 .Quit all Adobe applications currently running on the desktop.
2 .Confirm your driver type. There are two types of drivers to choose from: "Standard" and "DCH".
3 .Open the NVIDIA driver download page.
4 .Choose the product type, product line, and product that match your GPU.
5 .Select the type of Windows driver that matches the type you determined in step 2.
6 .Choose the download type that best matches the product type you selected in step 4:
For Quadro GPU, please select "Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE)".
For GeForce or TITAN GPUs, please select "Studio Driver (SD)
7 .Choose the appropriate language.
8 .Click Search to go to the corresponding page, and then click Download to get the driver installation program.
9 .After downloading the driver installation program, double-click the installation program .exe file to start the installation.
10 .When the "User Account Control" dialog box appears, click Yes.
11 .Click OK to accept the default extraction path.
12 .If prompted, you can choose to install the driver with or without the GeForce experience, then click Agree and Continue to enter the "Install" option.
13 .Click Next in the "Install" option.
14 .After the installation is complete, clicking Close will close the installer.
15 .Even if there is no prompt, you should restart the system.


How to uninstall nvidia drivers

1 .Open the control panel, find "Uninstall a program" under the program, and click Open.


2 . In the uninstaller window, find "nvdia graphics driver", and then right-click. Click "Uninstall" in the pop-up menu.


3 .After clicking, the uninstall program will pop up. In the uninstaller, click "Uninstall" at the bottom right to uninstall the NVIDIA graphics driver.


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