NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 531.26 Released with Fix for CPU Usage Bug

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NVIDIA users can now update to the new GeForce Game Ready 531.18 WHQL driver without worrying about the possibility of constant, high CPU usage during idle. As noted in a new support document that NVIDIA published today, green team has released a new hotfix display driver that addresses higher CPU usage after exiting a game, a problem that has been referenced by many users who opened up their Task Managers and found the NVIDIA Container process consistently using 10% or more of their CPU for no real reason. The hotfix also includes a fix that stops random bugchecks on certain notebooks with GeForce GTX 10/MX250/350 GPUs.

From an NVIDIA support document:

GeForce hotfix display driver version 531.26 is based on our latest Game Ready Driver 531.18.

This hotfix addresses the following issues:

  • Higher CPU usage from NVIDIA Container might be observed after exiting a game [4007208]
  • [Notebook] Random bugcheck may be observed on certain laptops with GeForce GTX 10/MX250/350 series GPUs [4008527]

Click here to download the GeForce hotfix display driver for Windows 10 x64/ Windows 11 x64

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