Is It Safe to Update Graphic Card Drivers?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Nobody Famous, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Nobody Famous macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2007
    I'm running BootCamp on my 20" iMac and I just happened to notice several "updates" for my graphics card. My question is simple and twofold: Is it safe to download and install the most recent driver(s); and, should I do an install on the Mac OS side and then seperately on the Windows partion?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2007
    You will not be able to update your Graphics driver on the OSX side - that is all handled automatically through Software Update.

    As for the Boot Camp side, go ahead and update as you wish - you'll probably have to do it manually through Control Panel as the update packages don't seem to work all that well...
  3. Nobody Famous thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2007
    I'll give it a shot - thanks for taking the time to reply!
  4. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    How exactly does that work?
  5. Jimmdean macrumors 6502

    Mar 21, 2007
    The ATI installation package will unpack the file, but it will not install it due to not recognizing the hardware. You have to use the "update driver" button on the Device Manager page for the display adapter and browse to where the files were unpacked - usually C:/ATI
  6. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816


    Apr 12, 2007
    I think it's safe... I always use the Omega Drivers anyway, and they haven't gotten me into any trouble.

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