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New nVidia drivers causing problems?

Since updating to nVidia graphics drivers version 440.97 for my GTX-970, I am getting roughly half my normal frame rate in game and have had several graphics related errors and crashes. Is anyone else having such problems?

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  • Dante.1508Dante.1508 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2019

    Have you tried rolling back? i'm using older drivers and its seems to be running fine.. I'm on 436.15 on GTX 1060.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 28, 2019

    there was a period back few years ago nVidia driver's quality control was so bad that people were reluctant to do automatic update

    it is set to manual update like every other program on my PC
    i feel there really isnt much need for driver update after a year buying your card, unless you are going to play the latest AAA titles

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  • Jimbru.6014Jimbru.6014 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 29, 2019

    Since making my original post, I have (not in order):

    • Tried three different sets of nVidia drivers.
    • Rolled back my whole computer via System Restore to before my problems started which was around 10/25/19.
    • Uninstalled and reinstalled GW2 entirely.

    Still, I am getting single digit FPS in Lion's Arch, half normal FPS anywhere else, huge ping, and my CPU is staying pegged at 100%. And all this is ONLY happening in GW2; nothing else is affected. If anything, it's gotten worse since I started trying to fix it. I'm thinking something is rotten with the holiday updates.

  • Did you use clean install for the Nvidia drivers?

  • Jimbru.6014Jimbru.6014 Member ✭✭✭

    Yes I did. I also checked for malware. Nothing. No idea what's going on. I've submitted a ticket.

  • Hey there,

    I got the same issues. Mainly on maps like silver wastes or auric bassin (but not only) and with a character wearing a high detailed skin like the Ice Encasement Outfit.
    I tried to lower details from ultra to high and also to low. changed anti alias settings but nothing really worked for me.
    It's is pretty anoying to be not able to play proper. Like Jimbru I haven't had these issues before and was playing on maximum settings.

  • godofcows.2451godofcows.2451 Member ✭✭✭

    I have the newest drivers and I am not having any issues on it even in gw2. It's a very decent release imo.

  • I just updated last night, and no issues, at all...not even disconnections (knock on wood).

    In fact, I now have a better experience (audio, colors, fps) since the last Win10 update messed with some aspects of GW2.

  • Jimbru.6014Jimbru.6014 Member ✭✭✭

    It actually turned out to be a hardware issue. The driver update was a coincidence and a red herring.

  • Clyan.1593Clyan.1593 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 4, 2019

    Hey, i have exactly the same problem. A brand new rig:

    Intel i7 9th gen (8 cores, 8 threads)
    Asus prime z370-p mainboard
    3.60 ghz / max 4.90 ghz
    Win 10 pro 64 bit
    Nvidia rtx 2080
    16 gb ddr4 ram
    1tb hdd
    1tb ssd
    500 gb ssd

    I tested on dark souls 3 aswell and everything is perfect.

    In the first few hours everything was fine, but then my pc crashed and i had to restart. That was after i installed the newest nvidia driver and newest win 10 upgrades. Restarting worked, tho i had no signal on my monitor anymore. I did a few different things (removing bios battery and so on) until it worked again. I dont know what caused the problem to be honest, however when i finally had everything running again my fps in guild wars had dropped to 14 on average in lionarch. Its terrible in other maps aswell. (Before crash it was 40-60).

    I have the same symptoms: graphiccard cpu spikes to 100% and stays there. I know that gw2 isnt optimized very well, but this results seem a bit extreme...

    Please help, im quite frustrated with this since the rig is roughly 2 days old. What was your solution?

  • Make sure game is running on Nvidia gpu. I don't know how it happened, after a driver update I was getting same issue, turns out game was running on integrated intel gpu lol

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  • Clyan.1593Clyan.1593 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 5, 2019

    @Shura.4280 said:
    Make sure game is running on Nvidia gpu. I don't know how it happened, after a driver update I was getting same issue, turns out game was running on integrated intel gpu lol

    You mean in the nvidia programm settings? It's already set on my graphiccard. There is a second option, but its the same. And i tried both, nothing helped.
    As I said, in the performance tab the graphiccard spikes up to 100% and stays there, so I assume the GPU is in use when playing GW2, they just dont seem to like each other.

    Or is there another option you are talking about?

  • @Clyan.1593 said:

    @Shura.4280 said:
    Make sure game is running on Nvidia gpu. I don't know how it happened, after a driver update I was getting same issue, turns out game was running on integrated intel gpu lol

    You mean in the nvidia programm settings? It's already set on my graphiccard. There is a second option, but its the same. And i tried both, nothing helped.
    As I said, in the performance tab the graphiccard spikes up to 100% and stays there, so I assume the GPU is in use when playing GW2, they just dont seem to like each other.

    Or is there another option you are talking about?

    Yeah, what I meant - make sure it's actually running on Nvidia, not integrated. But seems you're all set, so really dunno the issue, weird

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