Nvidia’s new GeForce 430.39 GPU driver causes unusually high CPU load, hotfix driver out now

Nvidia’s latest GeForce 430.39 is allegedly causing unusually high CPU usage for some GeForce users, prompting Nvidia to push out a hotfix to tackle the issue pronto.

The GeForce 430.39 WHQL driver originally arrived on April 23rd and provides performance optimisations for Mortal Kombat 11, Anthem, and Strange Brigade. If you planned to pick up Mortal Kombat 11, it stands to reason you probably updated to this graphics card driver in order to benefit from the best possible performance.

Unfortunately, Nvidia began receiving reports of high CPU usage across a wide range of PC configurations shortly after, setting alarm bells ringing at the GeForce HQ. Fast-forward six days and Nvidia officially acknowledged the issue and has now issued a hotfix which should rectify the issue.

“We have been able to reproduce the bug consistently now and are currently testing a fix,” said Nvidia’s Manuel Guzman.

The aforementioned GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 430.53 has subsequently been released and is available to download right now. Nvidia’s official support site still lists the GeForce 430.39 driver as the latest version, so you’ll presumably need this driver before you install the hotfix on top of it.

You can grab Nvidia’s Geforce 430.53 hotfix from here.

The hotfix driver addresses the following issues:

Fixes higher CPU usage by NVDisplay.Container.exe introduced in 430.39 driver 3DMark Time Spy: Flickering observed when benchmark is launched BeamNG: Application crashes when game is launched Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Freezes when launched in SLI mode Desktop flickers when videos are played back on a secondary monitor

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