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Why people always say dont use the driver that come with a videocard


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Why people always say dont use the driver that come with a videocard because I brought a GeForce 8800GTX 768MB and it came with a disc that contains a driver
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Hi. I have actually never heard that before... Sure, Windows installs drivers as part of the "Found New Hardware Wizard", but those are really basic drivers, and you won't get the best performance from them. Drivers from the manufacturer are designed to bring out optimal efficiency within the card. If we didn't need those drivers, then they wouldn't give them to you. In fact, let me give you an example... Updates come out for drivers often, almost always to fix little bugs they caught with the last version(s). Updated drivers can prevent overheating, decrease the amount of resources needed to perform tasks, and also add new capabilities for your card, such as the ability to watch Blu-Ray DVDs, etc.

Now, some people might say that they won't install from the CD, but they would rather download and install the latest drivers from the card manufacturer's website instead... That's fine, as long as it's the whole package, and not an incremental patch, which would only install the "fixed" or "optimized" features. You would need a full driver package in order to install or reinstall. See documentation provided for details on what the package includes.

In short, anyone who told you that probably just prefers to use drivers from the manufacturer online, and not from the CD. I don't see how not installing manufacturer drivers for the card could possibly be beneficial.

Please note that I am open to new theories, and I could be wrong, however, I'm pretty sure I'm steering you in the right path. I suggest using the manufacturer's drivers and ignoring what you have been told otherwise... If you don't mind me asking, who told you that you don't need manufacturer drivers?

Edited by Facedown98, 17 July 2007 - 09:20 PM.

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thanks anyways i just saw that on newegg from a post of this guy
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I see. Well, as I said above, I suggest installing and updating those drivers, and if you have any questions, let us know :whistling:
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thanx
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