Downloading new driver for GPU

By dfolsom77
Jan 24, 2007
  1. Ok this may be one of the stupidest questions on here but I want to make sure I do this right.

    When downloading the latest driver for my GPU do I need to uninstall the old drive or is the new driver more like a patch where I dont have to do anything other than download?

    Thanks in advance for the help. Dont laugh to hard at me
  2. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Cant help it Ha Ha

    It's not stupid just says nothing.
    What is a GPU ?
    Do you really think you supplied enough information to get replys.
    So try again and do it right,lol.
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    99% of the time you don't have to, as long as you haven't changed the GPU, but just want to update the driver. The new driver should overwrite the old one.
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    What the hell is a GPU ? I want to check mine for new drivers.
    Please and thank you.
  5. dfolsom77

    dfolsom77 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Zipperman it is another term a graphics card or video card take your pick.

    Jesse thanks for the help.
  6. retroman

    retroman TS Rookie

    Graphics Processing Unit, methinks.
  7. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    To be more precise, GPU refers to the actual Graphics Processing Unit on the graphics card, but some people use it as a synonym for 'graphics card'.

    You're welcome!
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