im in need of updating my 9600gt but i dont really know how. i tried updating my 7600 before but i dont think it worked. so im just want to know a step by step process on updating my 9600gt driver.
Go to your control pannel. Uninstall the old drivers. then restart and install the new ones thats pretty much about it.
Being a 9600, aka nVidia, just install the new drivers. It removes all prior versions anyway, it removes them the same was as it would if you used Add & Remove Programs, just shells the uninst.exe
but when i tried updating my 7600, i checked the version. istalled the new driver. but it still read the old driver.
Well, are you sure you didn't just reinstall the same version ?
Are you sure you know how to read nVidia's driver versions in the Device Manager? Its not how you may think :P
Using the image attached as reference, my current driver version is (old and outdated OMFG!) 178.13
You read the driver version from the highlighted numbers, and move the decimal place 2 places. In this case, from 1.7813 to 178.13
From what I remember, the rest of the numbers since I've had a 6600 GeForce and 8800GT haven't ever changed, only the last 5 change, and the first of the last 5 rarely change (this case being '1')
alright i updated the driver like 4 times. i downloaded the program. ran the installer and restarted my computer but it still reads it as the origional version. what am i doing wrong?
First, download & install a driver cleaner.
This is a great one:Guru3D - Driver Sweeper .
Then, go to add/remove programs & uninstall the video driver.
Restart the pc & boot into safe mode.
Run the driver cleaner & select Nvidia display drivers to remove any old registries.
Install new drivers.
Follow this method & you will never have any problems.
^ Seconded. That's exactly what I do every time. I also use Driver Sweeper.
I tried DS once, but it doesn't seem to work on 64bit lol