If you are having problems with DirectX, you may have to download new video card drivers. Since DirectX is fundamental to the workings of windows graphics, audio quality incompatibility with DirectX can cause video drivers to fail.
Troubleshoot DirectX problems
When you have video problems, first thing you need to do is check your DirectX. Here are some quick and easy things to check.
- Antivirus – malicious software can cause your DirectX to not work properly so run your antivirus software to make sure you computer’s free of malware.
- DirectX installer – if the problem is with the game, try reinstalling DirectX thru the game software.
- Update DirectX - go online to the DirectX website, and download the latest version of DirectX.
Update the Video Card
Sometimes video card manufacturers release updates to the video drivers to fix errors and incompatibility issues. These drivers are there to insure the video card is compatible with updated software and operating systems; therefore, checking for updates is essential for proper video graphics.
There are three major types of video cards ATI, Nvidia, and Intel. Each of these manufacturers offer free downloads to their updated drivers on their sites. Once you know which video card you have, go to the manufacturer website and navigate to the download links. Then select your video card and operating system from the list, follow the on screen instruction download and install the new video drivers.
Driver Update Software Fixes Video Driver Errors
An easier way to update your video card is with driver update software. With a few simple clicks, the software will scan your computer, list out of date drivers, download new drivers and install the drivers for you. In under two minutes, all the drivers on your computer can be updated and working properly.
Whether you decide to download your drivers manually or purchase driver update software, it’s a good idea to research your options before you go and download video card drivers without some advice.