The latest GeForce Drivers (430.39) added support for GTX 16-Series laptops as well as the recently released GeForce GTX 1650, among other improvements. However, it is also causing issues for many users in the form of CPU usage spikes up to 20% and more. Thankfully, there is a hotfix that has been deployed by NVIDIA.
If you updated to the GeForce Drivers version 430.39, then your PC might be slowing down thanks to a nasty bug which spikes processor usage under Windows. Manuel Guzman, Software QA at NVIDIA, acknowledged the issue after multiple users reported it, some even reporting CPU usage spikes of 30%.
Thankfully, NVIDIA has deployed a hotfix for the issue. It is version 430.53 and you can download the Hotfix right here. The changelog for this hotfix reads:
- Fixes higher CPU usage by NVDisplay.Container.exe introduced in 430.39 driver
- 3DMark Time Spy: Flickering observed when benchmark is launched
- BeamNG: Application crashes when game is launched
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Freezes when launched in SLI mode
- Desktop flickers when videos are played back on a secondary monitor
At the time of writing, this hotfix driver didn’t automatically download via GeForce experience for me. This also isn’t the first time that GeForce Drivers has caused some issues for users. Personally, I would always wait at least a week before installing a new driver to avoid any possible issues, but I am sure those with a GTX 1650 wouldn’t have wanted to wait anyway.
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