How To Update Graphics Card In Your Windows 10 PC

Whether you are watching images/videos, playing games, or running apps on your Windows 10 PC, it’s your system’s Graphics card behind it. Therefore,  for all these to function properly, your Graphics card driver has to be up to date at all times. Moreover, if your Graphics card is not functioning properly, it may also lead to the much dreaded, Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).


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There are three easy methods by which you can keep your Graphics card up-to-date. Let’s see how.

 

Method 1: How To Update The Graphics Card In Your Windows 10 PC Via Device Manager

 

Step 1: Press the Windows key + X together on your keyboard > select Device Manager from the context menu.

 

Win + X Device Manager

 

Step 2: Device Manager window > expand Display adapters > double-click on the Graphics card listed > in my PC it’s Intel(R) HD Graphics 520.

 

Device Manager Display Adapters Expand Graphics Card Double Click


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Step 3: Graphics card properties dialogue > Driver tab > click on the Update Driver button.

 

Graphics Card Properties Dialog Driver Tab Update Driver

 

Step 4: Next > click on Search automatically for updated driver software.

 

Search Automatically For Updated Driver Software

 

This will search for the latest driver online and update automatically if available. If it’s already updated, it will show a message ” The best drivers for your device are already installed” and you are good to go. But, if it does not show up any drivers due to an error, try the 2nd method.

Method 2: How To Update The Graphics Card In Your Windows 10 PC Manually

 

Step 1: To find the Graphics card model > right-click on Taskbar > select Task Manager from the context menu.

 

Right Click Taskbar Task Manager

 

Step 2: Task Manager window > click on Performance tab > on the bottom left of the screen > click on GPU 0 > on the right side of the pane you can find the Graphics card model.

 

Task Manager Performance Tab Left Gpu 0 Right Graphics Card Model

 

Step 3: Now, open Google.com > search for Graphics card name followed by “driver download“.  For instance, I searched for Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 driver download. Click on the first result.

 

Google Search Graphics Card Name Driver Download 1st Result

 

Step 4: It directs you straight to the driver download page of your Graphics card model. Click on Get started and your drivers will automatically get updated.

 

Graphics Card Driver Download Page Download

 

And you are done! Your Graphics card will be updated now and you should now be able to watch your videos or play your games happily.

Method 3: How To Update The Graphics Card In Your Windows 10 PC Using Auto-Detect

 

Step 1: In this case, you can use the below links for the Graphics card makers that automatically scan and find the latest driver for your Graphics card.

 

Intel Driver Assistant & Support Assistant
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/

NVIDIA Driver Scan
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/Scan


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AMD Auto-Detect and Install:
https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq

 

Step 2: Choose the one that applies to you. For my PC I used the Intel Driver Assistant and Support Assistant.

 

Intel Support Page Download

 

 

These tools will look up for the latest drivers for the related Graphics Card on your PC and download the drivers for you.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “How To Update Graphics Card In Your Windows 10 PC”

  1. This cam be a problem with the game. You can try the below solutions as per a forum:

    1. Restart your device and reenter the game.
    2. Make sure your game is updated to the latest version. You can find more information about how to check for updates and update your game in the relevant article.
    3. Make sure your device software is updated to the latest version.
    4. Delete the game from your device and redownload it from the corresponding application store. Don’t worry: your game progress won’t be lost as long as your device is connected to the internet.
    5. Make sure your device meets the minimum system requirements.

    If the problem persists, please contact the customer support. Provide the following information if possible:
    – What actions crash/freeze your device (opening the friends list, harvesting corn from fields, etc.).
    – The first time you noticed the problem (after updating the game, reinstalling it, etc.).

  2. Hi, Brand new computer. I like the game Township, when I bring it up, the screen is black and I can
    hear the game playing in the background. I have not not any problem with any other game, but I
    don’t want the other games i.e. Farmville, and it’s like. What do you think it is? I was thinking it was the graphic card but I don’t know, I give up!

    I hope you can help!
    Thanks!
    Grace

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