Well, this question is basically simple and also could be pretty tough because updating driver is pretty simple, but sometimes it does not bring any significant improvement to our PC or we could called it as useless. There are so many companies that provide a monthly update for their products that bring so many improvements, but we actually do not see that is improvement. I remember when I updating my GPU driver to the latest and suddenly my old software and games are not working anymore. I am so angry that time because I really need that app and I have to reinstall the driver to make it work again. But, actually I really recommend you to upgrade of your driver always to up to date for one reason, security. Sometimes there are some vulnerabilities that could lead the users or people use that bug to steal our information data and everything information that we have in our computer. This could be dangerous if you use your laptop or your computer for doing of your work. There are also other reasons that I would tell you why we should upgrade of our PC drivers.


You feel that the performance of your system is not that good in comparison with your friends who is having the same hardware, then the problem might be in the driver. When you bought your computer, it actually comes with the early generation of their software and you really have to upgrade it because it might bring some problems on the performance. Some problems like internet connection dropping issue and lags are the problems that coming from driver problem. I am really sure the problem would be solved if you update of your driver. it is not always make that effect, but at least it brings some improvements that make your system better.


This is probably what most people are looking for, the performance. I still remember when I first bought my laptop. I got really big problems on playing Skyrim. The laptop is could be considered as graphic design laptop, so the specs is not the problem since its coming with Nvidia GPU. I found the problem where located on the GPU, unlike the other drivers video drivers are really important because it would bring improvement for newer games. New games will use newer system or new improvements and that is why our system need to adapt with it, but sometimes it fails to recognize that new system because the driver is too old. If you are gamer, you probably have to do it because it would boost the performance on gaming better. The performance boost itself could be around 20 or 40 % and its really matter for getting better or more FPS.

Where To Get The Drivers?

You actually does not need to really confuse about this case because Windows would automatically install the generic update for your drivers. Once you connect to the internet, it searches the right driver for your system. It is really good, but sometimes it brings some problem on the performance and stability. In order to fix it, you have to find the manual driver and then reinstall it. This is where you should know where to get the right one for your system. The easiest place to find it is on the manufacture website. They usually provided all the right drivers based on your system, so this place should be one your number one place. If you think the driver is too old, then you should go the each one manufacture of your hardware. For GPU you could go to the AMD or Nvidia website and for processor itself, it could be from AMD or Intel.

Which Drivers Should I Upgrade?

I cannot specifically pick the right one, but the most important should probably the GPU, CPU, and the audio. Those are three things that you should really take care first, then you can move to the next one. If you are gamer, the first thing that you have to do is upgrading the GPU because that is where your games would depend. Remember not to fix the problem that is not exist. Means that if there is nothing wrong to your system do not upgrade your driver because the most important thing is not pick the latest one, but pick the right one. If you feel the performance and stability is already good, then you should stay with it until you find the right way to update it. Remember that new update might bring some new problems, so be aware on choosing the right one for the system. It should matter to upgrade it to the latest, but do not fix the problem that never exist.