Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G Downloading new graphics drivers for security reasons

Kalach Member Posts: 17 Troubleshooter
edited September 26 in Aspire Laptops


I have usually had newest graphics drivers for my Acer Aspire 7 A715-72G. But one day they both crashed and decided to try out OEM drivers.

After some reading i figured out there have been lost of security enhancements for Nvidia and Intel drivers, as well as for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers.

As Acer hasn't updated their OEM for almost 6 years. Would it be wise to go to a newer driver version which is stable on my Acer Aspire.

On the other hand, I have seen people have said that newer drivers could pull more power out of my laptop which I don't want to and if somebody could tell me how could I test my power consumption to see if the newer drivers from Nvidia and Intel are troublesome.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in Advance


[Edited the thread to add model name to the title]


  • Hi @Kalach as a general rule, equipment has a period of improvement through its drivers but there is an update ceiling that limits the electronics of the device itself. From that moment on, new drivers are not created because they would not provide any improvement. This usually happens. with equipment that has already been manufactured for a few years, as is your case.

    The alternative is to go to the device manufacturers and check if they have recent versions that may provide security or incompatibility improvements in cards installed in models from other brands.

    Anyway, please wait for more responses.

    All the best.


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