Graphic card productions are a million dollar industry. There are several companies out there competing against each other to produce the current best graphic card. ATI Technologies is a company that has been know for good graphic cards and on board peripherals with games. It has been said that the biggest spenders of purchasing new products are the gamers. They will spend up to one thousand dollars for each upgrade. Some if the items purchase include: onboard ram-processor chips, motherboards, massive PSU power units, sound cards, peripherals, and graphic cards. Buy purchasing these products and spending the dollar amount that they do, they are what keeps the technical world moving. This is also why computer manufactures spend over a billion dollars in research and development for products in this area.
When you purchase an ATI graphic card, you will also get a GPU (Graphic Processing Unit). This is one of the basic features of a modem card. It is also a very important one. Over the years several improvements have been made to graphic cards, but the basic structure has remained the same. Meaning the part where Windows uses drivers to communicate with the computer system has not changed.
Even though improvements are made everyday there are still problems that can occur. Here are three problems that you might run into and their solutions following them. The first is Windows does not accept or recognize the hardware or software you just installed. Sometimes when you install a new product errors will happen. The solution to this problem is quite simple, just re-install the product.
Secondly, you might have a driver conflict error. These errors usually occur when you driver is out of date. You will need to visit the manufactures website and find the current updates for this product to download to your computer.
The third problem is that you might find your system is slowing down or even experience a system crash while you were playing a game on your computer. This is the result due to an old driver and conflicts between your system and it. You will need to update the graphic driver, along with the Direct X driver.
The expense and the need for graphic cards (especially if you’re a serious gamer) only makes keeping up with the necessary maintenance even more important. If you are having some or one of these problems do not delay, get your system back on track right away.