my laptop is an alienware 17 r5 which has an i9 processor and an nvidia gtx 1080 graphics card. i put a new nvme ssd in my laptop on june of last year and i installed windows 10 build 1809 from june until recently i have been constantly updating the nvidia driver whenever a new version is released and sometimes i skipped a new version and i installed the next new version. i always pick the clean install option in the setup of the driver when i want to update the nvidia driver after that i started to read the release notes of the nvidia driver and i kept on reading things like some games are crashing and fixed game crashes. that worried me so i looked more into it. i found out that some crashes are caused by something called dxgi_error_device_hung and that happened because the nvidia driver clashed with directx12 and that causes games that use directx12 like shadow of the tomb raider, gears 5, the division 2, witcher 3 and red dead redemption 2 to crash. i also saw https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/a...-fix-or-are-the-games-api-just-broken.430313/ which complained about stuttering in directx12 games recently i installed nvidia driver version 441.87 and i was worried when i did that. i tested a bunch of games and they were ok but i don't want to have to keep on testing a bunch of games each time i update the nvidia driver i need to understand more about the issues that are happening. those problems only happen in games that use directx12 and old games that rely on directx11 and under are unaffected by those issues and will always run ok regardless of the nvidia driver version? also some people say that if your computer is stable then don't update the drivers. thus does that mean i should not update the nvidia driver if i don't need to? i don't think that i am benefiting by updating the nvidia driver. the new drivers contain tweaks for games and also the optimized game database in geforce experience is updated. i don't play the games that get tweaks and i don't use optimize game in geforce experience. so is it ok if i stop regularly updating the nvidia driver and i update less frequently?