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Installing Nvidia Video Drivers with the Clean Installation Option

Summary: Steps for installing Nvidia video drivers with the "Clean Install" option on your Dell computer.

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Low video frame rates (Frames Per Second = FPS), video frame drops, pixelated video, and discrete graphics processors (video card) not being detected.


Previous video driver installation conflicts, outdated driver versions, or corrupt driver files.


Video Driver Installation

If your computer is having video issues, using the "Clean Install" option when installing Nvidia drivers can help resolve these issues. This option is better than using a third-party solution or Dell SupportAssist.

  1. Download the latest version of the Nvidia video card driver that is available from either: Dell Support or External Link
  2. The following article can be used to identify what Nvidia card is installed in your computer: What Parts Are In My Dell System?
  3. After you download the video driver, Double-Click it to start the installation.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions until presented with the "Installation Options" window (Figure 1).
    Nvidia Graphics Driver Installation Options
    Figure 1
  5. Select Custom (Advanced) then click Next.
  6. On the next screen, you will be given a choice of components to install. These should all be checked by default, leave them all checked (Figure 2).
  7. Under the "Select Driver Component" table, check the box "Perform a Clean Installation," and click Next (Figure 2).
    Nvidia Graphics Driver Installation Options
    Figure 2
  8. Complete the installation and then restart your computer.

If you have further questions about this article, contact Dell Technical Support.

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25 Aug 2022



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