If you are using an NVIDIA graphics card and are on a 32-bit operating system, we have some bad news for you. The company has just announced that by the end of April, support for 32-bit systems will end and users will have to get an upgrade in order to get driver updates for their cards.

If you are a gamer, then you are probably already using a 64-bit version of Windows. If that’s the case, you have nothing to worry about. However, if you are on 32-bit Windows, you and a good number of people will not be able to update your drivers, which will bring about two problems. The first is that your graphics card will not be optimized for the latest games and will not benefitĀ from the performance boost of older games. The second is that you will not be protected from any exploits or security breaches that might affect your graphics card.

Support for cards in both the GTX-series and Fermi are the cards that will stop receiving support. Systems that will be affected by this decision are 32-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Linux and FreeBSD. Make sure you update your Windows to 64-bit before the end of April.