NVIDIA Releases Hotfix to Resolve Chrome Instability
John Williamson / 5 years ago
NVIDIA has just launched a long overdue Hotfix to remedy an issue with the latest 353.30 graphics drivers. Using this specific revision alongside Google Chrome often caused desktop freezing, blue screens of death and other stability problems. According to NVIDIA, the Hotfix specifically addresses:
- Chrome Crashes/Freezes/TDRs
- Delays when starting or switching apps & games with GSYNC enabled
While this is excellent news for NVIDIA customers, it is considered to be a temporary solution until the next fully featured driver arrives. NVIDIA’s release notes clearly state, “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.”
I would only recommend downloading this Hotfix if you are desperate to try out the latest drivers and unwilling to roll back to a previous version. While the situation is far from ideal, it’s commendable that NVIDIA are looking to resolve serious bugs in a timely manner and prevent any negative murmurings about their driver quality.
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