One of the most important things on our computers is the display and video output. It’s terrible when games and video look terrible and pixelated. The main culprits being that videocards can stop working or drivers might not be up-to-date and providing the best sound. If this happens, it is highly aggravating. In most cases it is just a quick fix. Here are some steps you can take to get your computer video back to peak performance.
Fixing Video Problems
If the PC display is not working correctly, the very first step is to double check all of the monitor connections. It may seem basic, but you would be suprised how often it is overlooked. Check that monitors are correctly connected and powered on. You have probably done this, then you should also make sure the videocard is properly seated in the computer. If the videocard has completely failed, your PC probably won’t boot at all. The next biggest cause of video problems (besides faulty equipment) are the video drivers or lack thereof.
A computer relies on videocard drivers to have properly functioning display and output. If these drivers get deleted, become damaged or go out-of-date then your PC could suffer from loss of video quality. In this situation, you will need to download video drivers.
Updating Your Videocard Drivers Drivers
The old and slow technique is to identify your videocard, then trawl around the manufacturer websites searching for the right driver. Some manufacturers, like Nvidia, provide update software with the hardware. This is still not the best method for updating drivers. We prefer to use driver management tools. This software will check a huge database of files and will automatically update your PC with the best drivers. The great thing about this software is that it’s not limited to video drivers. You can update any and all of your drivers in a few minutes.
Using driver management software will definitely boost your entire system performance. You can fix video performance, audio quality, increase responsiveness and much more. If you have never tried a driver management program, then you should download it right now. You can find out more about how to update videocard drivers here.