If this happens, it's safer to stick with the default open source driver Nouveau.
It's also often not enough to simply install the drivers that came on disk with the graphics card or to just find and download current drivers.
Alternatively, you can use the device manager to check if there are problems with any of your hardware devices.
In many cases the answer to this is yes, however in some cases the manufacturers no longer make the Drivers available so you need to use a Driver Update Tool to install the missing Drivers.
However, the caveat here is that its driver software isn't opensource, which leaves many Linux users frustrated or forced to compromise.
AMD's driver support lags behind Nvidia in terms of gaming performance, but AMD's graphics driver support is friendlier to open-source, as it offers both a higher-performing, closed-source Catalyst driver and an opensource Radeon driver.