How do I reset my GPU? (Windows 10)
You can reset your GPU in a Windows 10 computer by uninstalling it and letting your computer install it back. The graphics card on your PC may be causing problems because of certain errors or an outdated version of the card.
How to reset the GPU on your PC:
- Click on the “Start” button that is usually located in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- From the pop-up menu, click the “Control Panel” button from the list of options.
- In the “Control Panel” window, choose the “System” option. A “System” window will appear on the screen.
- Click the “Device Manager” button on the top left corner of the System window.
- In the “Device Manager” window, double-click on the “Display Drivers” option.
- From the list of options, right-click the “Graphics Card” option.
- Select the “Uninstall” option from the menu. A pop-up window will appear on the screen asking if you are sure that you want to uninstall the graphics card. Click on the “Confirm” button.
You will be prompted to restart your PC. When you restart the computer, Windows 10 will reinstall the driver after detecting the latest version of the graphics card. This will eliminate the errors in your GPU and reset it to the factory settings.
How to reset graphics card MacBook Pro?
You can reset the graphics card on your MacBook Pro by shutting it down, restarting, pressing the Power button and holding some keys of your Mac’s keyboard. You will need to reset it because of the pixelated screen of your MacBook Pro.
How to reset a MacBook Pro’s graphics card:
- Shut down your MacBook Pro.
- Press the “Power” button of your MacBook Pro. Before the grey-colored screen appears, press and hold the keys labeled “Option”, “Command”, “P” and “R” on your MacBook’s keyboard. Note that you will need to press these keys simultaneously immediately after pressing the “Power” button.
- Once the MacBook Pro restarts and you hear the startup sound, release the keys. This will reset the PRAM of your MacBook including the graphics card and some other system preferences. You can change the settings by going to the “System Preferences” and restoring the required versions.
How to reset the GPU in BIOS?
You can reset the GPU in BIOS by enabling BIOS caching that copies the video BIOS from ROM to the RAM of the computer. Resetting the GPU in BIOS is required because of poor video experience. It happens because BIOS caching is disabled on the graphics cards of your PC.
Here’s how to reset the GPU in BIOS and enable BIOS caching.
- Shut down and restart your PC. Start resetting your GPU in BIOS by pressing the “Pause Break” key on your PC’s keyboard. You will see a message box asking you to press ‘’’’ to enter setup.
- Press the “ key twice as requested to enter the BIOS setup. From the menu, select “Advanced Chipset Features” and press Enter. You will need to use the directional pad on your keyboard to navigate between the options.
- Select the “Video BIOS Cacheable” option from the list of options that appear on the screen.
- Press the “+” and “-” keys in order to change the BIOS settings to “Enabled”.
- Press the “F10” key on your keyboard followed by the “Yes” button. This helps to reset the GPU in BIOS.
How to reset an overclocked GPU?
You can reset an overclocked GPU by resetting the afterburner settings to the default options. An overclocked GPU leads to glitches in the computer screen. Your computer may even crash if you don’t reset the GPU back to the safe levels.
You can reset an overclocked GPU by following the steps given below:
- Turn ON your Windows computer as you normally do. If you are unable to boot into Windows in normal mode, switch to the “Safe Mode” option and follow the next steps.
- Click on the “Start” button and open the list of programs of your PC’s GPU.
- Find the overclocked programs and reset their core slider.
- If you have an MSI Afterburner installed on your computer, click on the “Reset to Defaults” option.
How to reset graphics card to factory settings AMD?
You can reset the AMD graphics card to its factory settings by choosing the “Factory Settings” option from the AMD control panel. If you are having problems with the AMD drivers that are installed on your PC, you will need to reset the graphics card to factory settings.
Here’s a step-by-step process to reset the AMD graphics card on your PC:
- Right-click on your desktop and choose “AMD Radeon Settings” from the list of options. This opens the “Radeon Settings” window on the screen.
- Click the “Preferences” tab to display another list of options.
- Choose the “Factory Settings Default” option and you will be prompted to confirm your choice.
- Click on the “Yes” button. The computer screen may turn blank for some time. There is no need to panic as the computer takes some time to reset the graphics card back to the factory settings. Once the screen is restored, close the “Radeon Settings” window. This will reset the AMD graphics card on your PC to factory settings.
Does an AMD factory reset delete everything?
An AMD factory reset doesn’t delete everything on your PC. Resetting an AMD to factory settings will delete all the previously installed versions of AMD software and drivers.
In addition to this, you cannot restore the older versions of the software and the drivers once the AMD has been reset to the factory defaults.
After you reset the AMD to its factory settings, your PC will need to be restarted for the changes to take effect.
How to reset graphics card to factory settings NVIDIA?
You can reset the graphics card to factory settings in NVIDIA by simply changing the setting in the dedicated control panel of the NVIDIA graphics card. You will need to do this if you are having trouble loading the screen of your PC with full resolution and/or the gaming performance is poor.
Here are some steps to reset the graphics card of NVIDIA to factory settings.
- Click on the “Start” button located in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- In the pop-menu, you will find a list of installed programs. Choose “NVIDIA Control Panel” from the list to open the control panel window.
- Click the “3D Settings” option on the left side of the Control Panel window followed by the “Manage 3D Settings” option. This opens the 3D Settings window with the various settings for the NVIDIA graphics card.
- Select the “Global Settings” option from the 3D Settings window.
- Click on the “Restore” option at the bottom of the screen of your PC. Click on the “OK” button if your PC prompts you to do so. This will reset the NVIDIA graphics card to its factory settings.
You can also reset the NVIDIA graphics card in your computer to its factory settings by following three simple steps.
- Right-click on your PC screen and select “NVIDIA Control Panel”.
- Select the “Manage 3D Settings” option.
- Click on the “Restore Defaults” option located in the upper right corner of the “3D Settings” window.