Fix Nvidia Drivers December 2018 Issues

Users with a Nvidia 1060 drivers have experienced issues with the new driver for their card that was released on 12/04/2018. Other users have reported similar errors.

Nvidia 417.22 1060/1070/1080 Frame Rate and Performance Issues

It isn’t a rare occurrence for a company to release a driver that works well for 95% of users, but has some errors for a few users.

The new driver, Version 417.22, has been reported to:

  • Lock the clock speed of 1060/1070/1080 cards at 600mhz
  • Games capping at 30fps
  • GeForce experience crashing

If you’re having these issues with your computer and you have an Nvidia card, follow our troubleshooting guide below.

Nvidia Driver Support Errors

If you have Driver Support installed, your Nvidia driver should automatically roll back to a safe version when a new version is considered buggy or misbehaving.

We also have unlimited tech support with a subscription, so if you’re still experiencing these issues, please reach out to our tech support team through the application.

If you’re running Windows 10, make sure your operating system is also updated. You can do this by navigating to your Windows bar and typing in “Update.”

If you’re already fully updated in Windows 10, try checking your Nvidia Control Panel -> Manage 3D Settings -> and change your Power Management Mode to “Prefer Maximum Performance”.

For non-Driver Support users, if crashing is still occurring, you may want to follow some of the intricate and in-depth guides below.

Some of them may not work and could possibly harm your computer, so if you’re not comfortable changing your system files, it’s not recommended that you try this method.

If you find that you are still experiencing crashes we have some other tips that we recommend attempting ONLY if you are comfortable with Healy Involved Intricate processes.

Please attempt these steps at your OWN RISK.

  • Many of the driver crashing issues are caused by Windows TDR issues. You can read about it on the GeForce forum HERE.  This is from 2009. This Windows TDR issues affect both Nvidia and AMD cards.
  • Because this issue can be caused by a variety of issues it’s difficult to say it is from one specific source. However, editing the Windows Registry may be a resolution.

If you’re still having issues with frame rate or with driver performance, you may need to roll back your driver to a previous version.

Rolling Back Nvidia Drivers

If you’ve recently installed Nvidia Driver version 417.22 and you’re having frame-rate issues in games or video playback, you may need to roll your Nvidia driver back to the previous stable version.

If you’ve tried everything above, try reverting to 417.01 using the following guide.

If you installed your current driver without first uninstalling the previous version, you can simply roll back your driver to the previous version using these steps:

  1. Click your Start -> Click Control Panel -> Click System and Security > System.
  2. In the left pane, click Device Manager
  3. Double-click on Display Adapters
  4. Double-click on your NVIDIA GPU
  5. Select the Driver Tab
  6. Click on Roll Back Driver

Uninstall the Current Driver

When you installed your current driver, if you first uninstalled the previous driver you won’t be able to roll back.

In this case, follow the same steps that you previously used to uninstall your Nvidia driver. Once complete, you can then download and re-install the recommended driver.