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Help => Off-Topic Help => Topic started by: Mark85 on July 03, 2017, 02:22:21 pm

Title: Nvidia Driver Question?
Post by: Mark85 on July 03, 2017, 02:22:21 pm
I have Nvidia Geforce GTX 850m what would happen If I download a way higher version of my driver from here
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx

I'm asking because I don't want to break my computer
Title: Re: Nvidia Driver Question?
Post by: PeXXeR on July 03, 2017, 02:35:18 pm
jesus man, are you new with PC's ? ALWAYS update your GPU drivers, BUT MAKE SURE ITS FOR YOUR MODEL VIDEO CARD !
Break my computer he says.. hahhaha, man I remember myself being like that a long time ago.
Title: Re: Nvidia Driver Question?
Post by: PlasmoidThunder on July 03, 2017, 02:36:47 pm
If by "way higher" you mean something more powerful that your GTX 850M, then it simply won't work because that's not the graphics card you have installed.
If you mean a newer driver version for the GTX 850M you have, then it should work fine.
Title: Re: Nvidia Driver Question?
Post by: Gennos on July 03, 2017, 02:51:10 pm
computers don't work that way.
the drivers installation file contains specific info about the gpu it will work with. so if you install a driver for a gpu that your system don't have, it won't work.
although there are some people who managed to soft mod quadro drivers on a geforce card... but that is entirely different and can't happen by accident.
Title: Re: Nvidia Driver Question?
Post by: YugaCurry on July 03, 2017, 02:51:46 pm
jesus man, are you new with PC's ? ALWAYS update your GPU drivers

This is not true.

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34/~/how-often-to-update-graphics-card-display-drivers
Title: Re: Nvidia Driver Question?
Post by: PeXXeR on July 03, 2017, 03:44:36 pm
I call that BS, always update to the stable versions of drivers, fuck me, I even sometimes update to the beta ones.
I use an AMD card,(and AMD is well known for its stable drivers..HAHAH) but I have had Nvidia gpus before.

If there's a new version of drivers for  your GPU always update. The gpu drivers packed in with some of the GPU's are ancient, sitting on them is straight up a bad idea.

This aint the voodoo days man.
Title: Re: Nvidia Driver Question?
Post by: 2Dee4ever on July 03, 2017, 04:33:03 pm
One person mentioned it, auto compatibility detection when installing.
Download Geforce Experience. Problem solved.