Reasons a video card keeps crashing

What causes a video card to crash?

A video card is a hardware component that helps to send graphical information to the display device. Upgrading a video card will improve overall graphics and loading speed. To upgrade a video card, a proper video driver may be used. The function of the video driver is to generate and display images on the screen. A driver helps to manipulate and display moving images. A video driver supports the proper functioning of video card. For the functioning of a hardware component, a driver file is required. A video card allows a video to be processed and sent to a monitor or other display. There are several problems that cause the video card to crash. The main problem is due to incompatibility of the driver, virus issues, installation issues, etc.

A detailed description of reasons due to which video card keeps crashing and tips to resolve the issue:

  • Outdated drivers

  • Installation issues

  • Tips to solve these issues

Outdated drivers

The use of outdated drivers will cause problems. If you upgrade the Operating System then the driver will no longer work with the new Operating System, and as a result it causes the video card to crash. If the driver file is infected with viruses, it will cause the video driver card to crash. Harmful viruses have the ability to corrupt driver files and this results in the video card crashing.

Installation issues

This is one of the main causes of a video card crashing. The main problem is caused when you install a video driver from a non-genuine website. If there is a power failure during the installation, that will also cause issues with installation. If there is any pre-installed driver file existing on the system, then it will cause conflicts and it results in crashing of the video card.

Tips to solve these issues

For resolving the crashing problem with the video card, you need to install the proper driver. The selected driver will be compatible with the Operating System and thus you can avoid crashing problems. You need to install a antivirus program to remove harmful viruses from your system. You need to uninstall the existing driver files for avoiding conflicts.

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