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how often do you update your graphics card driver?

#21JudgmenlPosted 10/10/2013 5:18:53 PM
Kokuei05 posted...
From: Judgmenl | Posted: 10/10/2013 7:45:27 PM | #019
AMD doesn't support the 4xxx series anymore so not in a year or so.

This. I use unofficial drivers though with updated dx9 drivers and etc they include in the newer drivers but never in the legacy.

Do these add any new features or optimizations that are noticeable?
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#22AlleRacingPosted 10/10/2013 5:20:17 PM
Reaper_Minion posted...
I update as soon as GeForce Experience gives me a notification. I used to be more careful with drivers, but I stopped caring too much because I haven't been experiencing any issues as of late.


I think most driver updates still improve the performance of my card on at least some games, so I usually update. Never had a problem yet, and if I do, it's easy enough to roll back.
#23JudgmenlPosted 10/10/2013 5:54:57 PM
Well that really worked well. I might as well just uninstall my driver and reinstall because crap's corrupt now.
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#24JKatarnPosted 10/10/2013 5:57:23 PM
Rarely, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I would rather have stability than a few extra fps here and there (which is why I will probably stick with 314.22 for at least another few driver releases).
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#25LoshadtPosted 10/10/2013 6:03:33 PM
I avoid updating until there's a strong reason to, usually necessity.
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#26MC RaZaRPosted 10/10/2013 7:27:01 PM
I update when the latest stable driver is out and I'm aware.
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#27ZukkusPosted 10/10/2013 7:31:43 PM

I went 9800 to 460, where I'm at now. About due for an upgrade, though.
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#28MaximoomPosted 10/10/2013 7:34:06 PM
When I clean my pc, occasionally.
#29jake-sfPosted 10/10/2013 7:36:34 PM
I never do.


I get the latest when I first install my computer, thats it. Almost EVERY time I have updated them later, it caused issues, small ones, or big ones, often needing to do a system restore. And thats with Nvidia cards. It also (last I tried) never really did a "good", "clean" install. And maybe I just never knew how to do one, because it just never works right.
#30cainism25Posted 10/10/2013 7:49:35 PM
well i have battleifeld 4 pre-ordered, so for the beta I have been using the bf4 recc drivers by Nvidia.

I only upgrade when the driver has been updated for a specific new game i need it for.
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