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Should I update my video card driver?

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2 years ago#1
Perhaps a dumb question to some, but I'm completely new to the world of computer gaming. I have a GTX 770 and nvidias site tells me that my driver is outdated a new one is available. Are there any cons to updating? Should I?
System: Windows 7 Gigabyte GA-78ZX-UD4H Intel 4770k 3.5gz 8GB Ram MSI GTX Geforce 770 OC 2GB AC FC: 4012-3656-4495
2 years ago#2
The cons of updating are occasional hiccups with some games or the drivers just being derpy. However, the newest driver has been fine in my experience
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2 years ago#3
Sometimes new drivers can introduce new bugs or give you less FPS. Sometimes new drivers will fix bugs and give you more FPS. Sometimes it wont even do anything noticeable. It's up to you, you can always rollback to a previous version.
2 years ago#4
I've been getting BSOD's with every driver since 314.22, so I'm still sticking with that one.
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2 years ago#6
Yes, update. Most updates will increase performance in games, and the chance of an error is really low.
2 years ago#7
Generally speaking, yes. If you have problems, roll back to the previous version by reinstalling it with the original EXE, not through windows.
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2 years ago#8
I have a 670, and 314.22 has been treating me well also.
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