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Drivers are software that are usually hardware specific. In other words, you need the specific driver for your exact hardware. It's always a good idea to check the manufacturers website for driver updates, and use the latest drivers.

All video drivers I know about are backwards compatible, that is, they will run older video apps just fine. Problems occur when your hardware or drivers are too old, and you are trying to run newer apps. Then you must upgrade one or both depending on the situation.

As a rule of thumb, it's always better to max out on RAM before upgrading other hardware. That alone may giver your video performance the boost it needs. If you go for a new video card, make darn sure you're getting one that is compatible with your machine.
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