Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Flash A Nvidia Video Card

"Flashing" an Nvidia brand video card involves updating not the card's device driver, but the card's "firmware." Firmware is similar to the BIOS on your computer--it is the main program that runs the actual card. This is as opposed to the driver, which is just the program that lets the card interact with Windows. You can quickly flash your Nvidia video card by downloading an officially sanctioned Nvidia add-on to your computer.


1. Open your Web browser and go to the "Nvidia System Tools with ESA Support" website.

2. Check the "I have read and agree" box and click "Download Now" to download the add-on's installer file to your computer. When the download finishes, double-click the file. Click "Next" to install the add-on.

3. Restart your computer. This is necessary to complete the installation of the add-on.

4. Right-click on your desktop. Select "NVIDIA Control Panel" to open the NVIDIA computer software on screen.

5. Select the "Update Firmware" option from the Nvidia Control Panel. The Nvidia Control Panel will check to see if any firmware updates are available. If there are, your computer will download the updates and will automatically "flash" your video card.

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