Installing Video Drivers in Toshiba® Satellite A500
What are the guidelines for installing video drivers in your system?
The Toshiba Satellite A500 is one of the laptops from Toshiba. We have options for Intel Core i3 and i5 Dual-Core processors. You could choose one of the three processors based on your requirement .They are the i3-330M, i5-430M, and the i5-520M.Three options for graphics cards are also available. They are GMA HD with integrated GPU, a NVIDIA GeForce 310M with 512MB, or a GT 330M with 1GB.The RAM memory is 8GB of DDR3 and the hard-drive is up to 640GB of storage capacity. It has got genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit. This also supports Bluetooth which could only be activated through software or a key combination. It also has got 16.0 inch display with HD resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Video drivers are software which supports the video cards of your system. Without drivers, the system might not be able to detect the hardware connected t o it. You could install the video driver using the driver CD attached with your system. It is also possible to download the drivers from official website of Toshiba.
Following are the tips to install the video drivers in Toshiba Satellite A500 and the thongs to keep in mind whole doing so:
- Uninstall the current drivers
- Choosing the right drivers
- System free from virus
Uninstall the current drivers
Before trying for installation always uninstall the current video drivers within your Toshiba Satellite A500. If you are installing new drivers over the old ones then the files of the old drivers could be left around and would cause problems. Try to use Driver Sweeper and ATI’s Catalyst in installer which would try to eliminate these issues. So it is better to uninstall the old drivers .You have to click ‘Start’, then go to ‘Control Panel’ and then click ‘Add/Remove programs’ respectively. Your video card drivers will be listed there. You should choose them and then click ‘Change/remove’ button.
Choosing the right drivers
Toshiba Satellite A500 video drivers are customized by the manufacturer of that laptop for that specific model. Always try to get those display drivers from the manufacturer of the laptop. If you have got NVIDIA GPU or ATI in your laptop, then you can try the Omega drivers. They are usually more recent drivers available from the laptop makers so they are worth to try. Usually video cards are connected in the motherboard. You have to check its details. Right click ‘My computer’ and select ‘Properties’. In ‘Device manager’ tab you have to click on the ‘plus’ sign to the left of ‘Display adapters’. The name of the driver appears would appear and then. Make a note of it. Then search for the drivers in their company website. You could download them. If you are not trying the right drivers then they won’t work and sometimes it might affect the other programs also. So make sure that the driver is compatible with the hardware part also.
Before starting any installation you always try to clean your system from the unwanted viruses. They are also some form of programs or software made by human beings. They could harm your computer and also other programs. They might also cause corruptions in your drivers and they won’t work. So you should use strong anti-viruses to remove them and update them at proper time. You should choose the authentic websites only. Otherwise they might cause viruses and wrong driver downloading.