Here are some reasons to NOTE: Updating the graphics driver is not required even though a newer version is available.If there are no issues with the performance of your system, software, and graphics hardware, then updating the graphics driver is not recommended.You must specify the operating system and version in order to search for a matching driver.

Now that the reasons to install/reinstall or update a graphics driver have been covered.

Let us explore the available methods for locating a compatible driver on the AMD website and understand when and why to use each method.​ NOTE: AMD also provides drivers for other non-graphics products it designs such as: RAID, motherboard chipsets, and audio.

Reinstalling an existing driver: To troubleshoot driver related issues by reinstalling the existing driver, it is recommended to uninstall the problematic driver first.

However, before beginning the uninstall process it is recommended to ensure that Windows is up to date.

Another possible reason is that the graphics hardware or operating system has reached end of life and support has been discontinued.

More information can be found in the following KB article: GPU 125 If a driver is not found using the first method, you have an option to search for a compatible driver using the selector menu on AMD's driver download page.

After you obtain the information about your AMD graphics product, for step by step instructions on how to use the driver selector menu to locate a matching driver, please refer to: How to find the latest drivers for an AMD graphics card NOTE: If you are unable to find a driver by selecting your combination of AMD graphics product and operating system from the menu, it may be due to compatibility issues, such as the graphics hardware not meeting all the requirements of the operating system or vice versa.

More information can be found in the following KB article: GPU 125 This section provides information on how to install, reinstall, or update the AMD Catalystâ„¢ graphics driver and best practice procedures to consider when performing these actions.

Information on how to use the AMD Driver Download page is covered in the next section of this article.