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How to Check Your Graphics Driver Version?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by AndyL, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. AndyL

    AndyL Notebook Enthusiast

    Feb 12, 2008
    This may seem like a stupid question, but, how do check the version of your graphics card driver? When I look at device manager it says driver version: but from what I have read on other threads I expect to see something like 169.## or 172.##. Also what is the most stanle driver for the 8600GT (GDDR3). Thanks for any help.
  2. lozanogo

    lozanogo Notebook Deity

    Nov 15, 2007
    Download RivaTuner, open it and look at the bottom part, over there you can read your driver version.
  3. Manic Penguins

    Manic Penguins [+[ ]=]

    Jan 31, 2008
    Get into Device Manager, click +Display adapters, double click you graphics card, click the Driver tab, look for Driver Version and the last 5 numbers will show ya.

    For example the last five on mine are 1.7431, so I've got 174.31

    Theres probably an easier way but thats how I do it :)
  4. ScifiMike12

    ScifiMike12 Drinking the good stuff

    Jul 17, 2006
    If you're using a Nvidia graphics card, you can right click the desktop and click on the Nvidia Control Panel. In it, if you click on System Information (or whatever it says in the lower left hand corner) it'll show you clearly what driver version you are using.

    BTW AndyL, you're using 1.5663 -> 156.63.

    Time to update them drivers...:rolleyes:
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