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How to Fix “GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements” in Modern Warfare 2

Are you getting this error in Modern Warfare 2, “Your GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements for running Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”?

Here’s the second part of the error, “To ensure best performance and functionality, go to the manufacturer’s website to download and install the latest drivers”.

The minimum GPU driver that you need to have is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470.

If you don’t meet the minimum requirement, the game won’t be able to start.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “Your GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements” in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2).

Why am I getting a GPU driver version error in MW2?

Your GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements

You’re getting a GPU driver version error in MW2 because your driver version is outdated.

Another reason is that your GPU does not meet the minimum requirements for the game.

The minimum GPU requirement for MW2 is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470.

If your GPU is outdated, Modern Warfare 2 will not support it.

Hence, you’ll get the “GPU driver version” error when you start the game.

How to fix “GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements” in Modern Warfare 2

Nvidia GPU update

To fix the “GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements” in Modern Warfare 2, you need to update your GPU (graphics card).

After you’ve updated your GPU, restart MW2 and the error will be fixed.

How to update your GPU (Nvidia):

  1. Download the GeForce experience app: https://www.nvidia.com/en-sg/geforce/geforce-experience/download/ (for Nvidia graphics cards).
  2. Sign in or create a new Nvidia account.
  3. Click on “Drivers” > “Check for updates”.
  4. Click on “Download” to update your graphics card.

How to update your GPU (AMD):

  1. Go to https://www.amd.com/en/support and download the “Auto-Detect and Install for Windows® 10/11” tool.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to update your graphics card.

Alternatively, you can manually update your GPU on the Nvidia or AMD website.

To do so, you need to know your GPU version.

To check, use the Windows search bar and search for “System Information”.

Expand “Components” and click on “Display”.

Next to “Name”, you’ll see the name of your GPU.

After you’ve updated your graphics card, try launching MW2 again.

Further reading

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