NVIDIA GeForce 516.40 WHQL driver download & Discussion

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  1. cricket bones

    cricket bones Master Guru

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    I haven't tried rolling back yet, but Elden Ring crashes to desktop when I try to load my save with these.

    Edit to say it crashed twice (maybe shader compiling?) and then played fine after. Maybe a game bug, maybe my stuff, I dunno.
     
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  2. big ROBOT bill

    big ROBOT bill Maha Guru

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    How can I fix that Astyanax?
     
  3. Astyanax

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    Boot tab
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    Launch CSM = Disabled

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    Secure Boot Mode = Standard

    Advanced Tab
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    Security Device Support / Firmware TPM = Enabled
     
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  4. ManuelG

    ManuelG NVIDIA Rep

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    Do you have the MSI Afterburner overlay enabled? If so this is an old bug that only appears when MSI Afterburner overlay is enabled.
     

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    Thanks, I'll try those, but I seem to be in deeper now, I have tried to re-install win11 but now it says my computer can't support win 11 (this is after having had it going since it first came out). I have downloaded win10 onto a usb stick and will attempt installing that after trying your fixes :(
     
  6. OnnA

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    It's fine now with AB + RTSS
    Thanks :cool:

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    Note:
    If problems, then Reset settings = Fixed
    No problems with drivers since last September.... GJ Guys :p

    Note 2.
    If You can try to fix NV effects (sharpening +) for Forza H5, when enabled game crashes at start.
    Workaround: start game without it then set it in game, when leaving the game turn OFF all effects (not disable, OFF).
     
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    it might help to reinitialise the ftpm within windows 10 if you can get there.
     
  8. big ROBOT bill

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    So far so good thank you Astyanax, it's installing now XX
     
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    All games works fine exept Farcry 6 crashes and reboot my pc sometimes, strange behavior i think,dunno what cause it.
    Anyone know what the problem could be? needs help...(original game i bought)

    Windows 11 25400 could be a bug in this windows version
     
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    Getting artifacts in COD Warzone after playing 15min->
     

  11. Rogerbee

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    Revert back to the last driver that worked for you. No sense in dragging things out with this one if it's giving you grief. 512.95 is fine, go back to that and wait for the next WHQL driver.
     
  12. Darren Hodgson

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    I normally just update to a new driver by installing over the current one and have had no problems doing in this way in years.

    However, this new driver seems to have a surprising number of issues in the games I am currently playing. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is one that is currently broken with this driver but I also loaded up Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord for the first time in months and it seems that this has an issue with rendering the graphics. The benchmark runs in a tiny window in the top-left of the screen and when I start a new campaign I cannot see the character I am creating. So I quickly started the game, only to find that it too was running like the benchmark; a small window in the top-left with a weird semi-transparent look to whatever is being displayed there (it's really hard to make out what it is I am actually looking at).

    Thinking it was a driver install issue, I used to DDU to uninstall the driver and do a completely clean install of 516.40 but the same issue in both games persist.

    Normally, I have no problems with NVIDIA drivers other than the odd graphical bug that slips in from time to time (and which can sometimes take them months to fix) but this one has basically rendered two games I want to play as unplayable so these are easily the worst drivers I've installed from NVIDIA in years.
     
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  13. Cave Waverider

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    While I can't test Jurassic World Evolution 2, I don't have any of the issues you've described with these drivers (DDU and clean install) and Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. I'm on Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.739 right now, in case that matters.
     
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    Any issues with new branch/set of drivers usually seem to come from undocumented architectual changes/evolution, and as specific branch gets more and more releases all of that is usually resolved over time. Maybe thats why were getting .40 not .01 version and its maybe why it took so much time to iron out the problems... and why there are these new issues. I dont think this is even anything new. Its unfortunately to be expected.
     
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    Division 2, man, those bugs destroying my fun for the game. Damn it man.

    Why they cant fix that crash.
     

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    I returned back to older 512.95 too, destiny2 froze after ~3hrs with these. Had to hard reset, was like my ram acting up, "robotrock sound freeze".. but no such thing with 512.xx
     
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  17. Mapson

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    Objective benchmark analysis of drivers from 442.59 to 516.40 using custom spreadsheet I originally created to objectively analyse raw benchmark data (see NOTE in footer).

    Raw benchmark data on the left is from historical and recent posts by LokkenJP over on Reddit (1070ti GPU, i7 4790K CPU, Windows 10). As with all data, results are system dependent and can be used as a general guide only.

    Summary columns to the right objectively highlight the highest performing driver for a given category (FPS, frametimes AVG 1% 0.1%) in the games tested. Each driver is given a point / score based on how many times it is selected as the highest performing for a given game and category (see NOTE in footer).

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    NOTE: Spreadsheet 'summary' columns on the right automatically select the highest performing driver for each game in each of the 4 categories ( FPS, frametimes AVG 1% 0.1% ). If a category result 'matches' across multiple drivers the higher driver number in the result is selected e.g. if 442.49 and 516.40 have matching FPS results then 516.40 is selected in the 'summary' list. FPS figure is the MEDIAN from the 3 raw benchmark data points.
     
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  18. GatitoMimosin

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    VERY BAD DRIVER fortnite with rtx look awful
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    backpack pacman is invicible with this driver
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    all drivers 515 516 betas have same error 516.40 vhql same error
     
  19. Darren Hodgson

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    I'm on Windows 10 21H2 due to the age of my PC (built in June 2013!). However, I reinstalled Windows 10 last week to repair some unfixable sfc /scannow errors that cropped up during the scan after one of the Tuesday cumulative updates but which did not otherwise affect the running on my machine. It was basically a reinstall from within Windows so I kept all my settings, apps and so on. It did fix all the errors though, including an issue I had with DISM where the scan would halt due to a "specified path not being found".

    I have hundreds of games installed across multiple drives totalling 12 TB+ and all of the ones I had been playing (which amounts to dozens since upgrading to a RTX 3080 graphics card last week and trying out every DLSS/RTX game I could find) were running perfectly on driver 512.95 apart from, bizarrely, the Disney's Speedstorm Closed Beta on Steam which just appears to start and then close without ever loading, despite numerous reinstalls and even moving it to different drives. That games gives an access violation error and still doesn't work on driver 516.40.

    Jurassic World Evolution 2 has invisible dinosaurs in the Viewer which is very similar to the start character editing mode in Mount & Blade II so it seems to be a similar issue in both games. I am not using any mods such as ReShader, RTSS is disabled for both games and I am not forcing any settings in the NVIDIA per-game profile either. It is very odd. I verified Mount & Blade II this morning and it returned one corrupted file (I haven't played the game in months) and redownloaded it. However, the same issue occurs so it was not related to the file corruption.

    P.S. I just started watching a walkthrough of Mount & Blade II on YouTube and realised that the issue I am having even affects the main menu screen as mine appears black whereas the actual game should shows some realtime graphics here. It is uncannily similar to the issue in Jurassic World Evolution 2 though as the dinosaurs are invisible in the viewer and when I load up my save game, all I can see is the landscape and water but only the edges of some of the buildings and other scenery. It is really weird how this got broken prior to this driver being shipped.

    Most games seem to be working fine with 516.40 but I have not tested all the ones I played on 512.95 so it is possible there may be other issues. Incidentally, I *never* do clean installs usually; I normally just install the new driver over the old and have never had any problems doing so. I only did a clean reinstall of 516.40 after I came across the weird issue with Mount & Blade II but it may be that issue is related to something else although I have no idea what if it isn't the driver.
     
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  20. NiColaoS

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    Guys, can I ask out of topic? I downloaded 21H2 but lost my USB driver. Can I install windows within SSD if I mount it? Will it work?
     
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