If you're encountering problems with your game, it's essential to make sure your operating system and GPU/video drivers are up to snuff. Outdated drivers and operating systems can cause a slew of issues that can put a damper on your gaming experience.
Don't assume that new PCs are exempt from this concern, as updates are regularly rolled out, and even fresh-off-the-shelf machines can have outdated drivers and operating systems. While some games and programs might chug along just fine with older drivers, it's worth noting that certain games/programs can still be plagued by problems stemming from outdated drivers.
How do I update my GPU/ video card drivers?
- Press Windows + R.
- Type ""DxDiag"" click OK.
- After the DirectX Diagnostic Tool loads, select the Display tab.
The video card's name and manufacturer are listed in the Device section. The current driver version is listed in the Driver section.
Visit the driver manufacturer's website to obtain the most up-to-date driver. Contact the driver manufacturer for assistance with updating the driver. If your PC is under warranty, contact the manufacturer.