For Mac OS X, this is generally not an issue, as the drivers are updated automatically.
However, on Windows PCs (running XP, Vista or Windows 7) there are two issues: First, the generic drivers that ship with Microsoft OS updates are buggy and slow.
A customer recently (2009) asked me about reinstalling Windows XP.
After saving their data, inserting their re-installation CD and reinstalling Windows XP, a lot of things that used to work, didn’t work.
Firefox and some plugins use your graphics card to help speed up the display of web content.
Graphic cards are also used by advanced web features like Web GL. Some possible search terms are the name of your computer manufacturer (such as Dell or HP) or generic terms like "update", "maintenance" or "driver". If there is no update tool, no updates available, or if the updates don't solve your problems, continue to the next section.
Video Bios Shadow Video Bios Cacheable System Bios Cacheable C8000 xxxxx Shadow **Try disabling these values** Peer Concurrency PCI Streaming Assign IRQ To VGA **Must be enabled** VGA Palette Snoop **This must be disabled** Reset Config Data Enable ESCD Power Management **Try disabling this** Virus Checking **Try disabling this** AGP Aperture set this to 64MB.Unless the re-installation CD (or DVD) handles this for you, you’ll have to do this yourself. The drivers are most likely available for download from the website of the manufacturer.For the purpose of this article, we’ll use Dell as the manufacturer. It’s a bit of software written by the people who make the hardware.With a database of over 11 million drivers, you can quickly identify every Video Card device driver made after 1994.We highly recommend downloading the driver installer for all Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users.