Can you manually update video card drivers

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Razeus, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Razeus macrumors 601

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    On my Macbook.

    Back in my PC days, I used to have to manually update my video card drivers ALOT due to the many games I played on it. I know that Apple has the update software feature, but I never seem to see any video card drivers for the 9400/9600 chip. Can I update this manually from the Nvidia site? Or trust that Apple will update drivers when they feel the need. BTW, I'm not having video issues on the OS X, but just wondering.
     
  2. Biolizard macrumors 6502

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    The video drivers are written by Apple, and Apple only. The reason you never see them in Software Update is that they're normally delivered with 'point' or 'dot' updates (e.g. 10.5.7) and you'll often see people speculating as to whether such a release will include updated drivers for their cards.

    That's only relevant for the Mac side, mind. If you boot camp, go right ahead and download drivers from nVidia/AMD for your Windows install.
     

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