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hello all,

I've just seen over on the steam discussions page that nvidia have released a hotfix driver that apparently addresses this issue;


NVIDIA's notes re the hotfix driver:

"GeForce Hotfix display driver version 445.98 is based on our latest Game Ready Driver 445.87.

A GeForce driver is an incredibly complex piece of software, We have an army of software engineers constantly adding features and fixing bugs. These changes are checked into the main driver branches, which are eventually run through a massive QA process and released.

Since we have so many changes being checked in, we usually try to align driver releases with significant game or product releases. This process has served us pretty well over the years but it has one significant weakness. Sometimes a change that is important to many users might end up sitting and waiting until we are able to release the driver.

The GeForce Hotfix driver is our way to trying to get some of these fixes out to you more quickly. These drivers are basically the same as the previous released version, with a small number of additional targeted fixes. The fixes that make it in are based in part on your feedback in the Driver Feedback threads and partly on how realistic it is for us to quickly address them. These fixes (and many more) will be incorporated into the next official driver release, at which time the Hotfix driver will be taken down.

To be sure, these Hotfix drivers are beta, optional and provided as-is. They are run through a much abbreviated QA process. The sole reason they exist is to get fixes out to you more quickly. The safest option is to wait for the next WHQL certified driver. But we know that many of you are willing to try these out.

These HotFix drivers represent a lot of additional work by our engineering teams, I hope they provide value for you. We’ll try it out and see if people like the idea and want us to continue.

What's New:

This Hotfix driver addresses the following:

  • Notebooks with Maxwell generation GPUs may experience higher GPU utilization during game play leading to reduced battery life and higher temperature
  • Fixed an issue where the shader cache was sometimes incorrectly purged on app launch
  • Some games may appear very bright when HDR is enabled
  • [F1 2019]: Game may randomly crash to desktop
  • [Overwatch]: Improves game stability
  • Fixes driver installation issue on Colorful GeForce GTX 1650"

I'll either install it in the morning when I have more time to race/test or wait for the next full driver release.

hope this helps


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7 minutes ago, TheRichie2k19 said:

Hi All,

Just a quick update.

The latest NVIDIA driver has been released ver: 446.14

I've raced around in F12019 for an hour now without any problems. 


Hope you're all staying safe & happy racing!


Does seem to have rolled the hotfix of 445.98 into 446.14 @BarryBL

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