Nvidia Issues Fix for Windows 11 22H2 Lag and Stuttering Bugs

Nvidia Windows 11 issues quashed
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Nvidia has responded swiftly to a cacophony of complaints regarding PC gaming performance in the wake of the big Windows 11 22H2 feature update earlier this week. Nvidia emailed Tom’s Hardware to say that the issue(s) behind the various lagging and stuttering problems discussed across the internet recently has been fixed by a newly available Beta update. Without getting into underlying technicalities, the Nvidia GeForce Experience software was the culprit of the widespread woe.

In a support article dubbed ‘Lower performance after upgrading to Microsoft Windows 11 2022 Update,’ Nvidia describes the Windows 11 22H2 issues and puts forward a solution for the lag and stutter-filled gaming issues.

At the time of writing, there are two methods to apply the fix provided by Nvidia, though it does require installing ‘Beta’ software for now. First, you could manually download the Nvidia GeForce Experience v3.26 Beta installer from here (opens in new tab) (direct link to the executable), then proceed to installation. Alternatively, you could fire up the GeForce Experience app you already have and apply this update. Please note that if you follow this second method, you will have to go into settings and select ‘Enable Experimental Features’ in order for the built-in updater to see and apply the Beta.

Nvidia Windows 11 issues quashed

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If you aren’t keen on installing Beta software, Nvidia says it will provide a non-Beta version of Nvidia GeForce Experience 3.26 in the coming week. The new GeForce accessory app will be delivered alongside a new GeForce Game Ready Driver in the week starting Sept 26.

At this stage, occasional gamers may just want to wait a few days for the non-Beta update and new driver, as most would want to grab these updates anyway.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • Mandark
    I’ll wait for the non beta down
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  • ThatMouse
    Why not just uninstall GeForce Experience? It has a long history of problems and is not needed.
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/geforce-experience/14/
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  • TechyInAZ
    I haven't had issues with GeForce Experience in a long time.
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  • ssj3rd
    GeForce Experience? Never installed this garbage.
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  • kiniku
    ThatMouse said:
    Why not just uninstall GeForce Experience? It has a long history of problems and is not needed.
    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/geforce-experience/14/
    What problems are those? I've used it for many years and I like how it provides driver alerts and can optimize for particular games.
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  • 10tacle
    kiniku said:
    What problems are those? I've used it for many years and I like how it provides driver alerts and can optimize for particular games.

    Same here. I first started using it back in 2014 or so when running 970s in SLI (EVGA SCs). I continue to use it because I like the semi-transparent (non-intrusive) performance overlay for MSFS and racing sims for monitoring GPU temps as well as monitoring the % of GPU usage in heavy scenery. It blends in well with the cockpit gauges. It also makes quick work of taking videos and screenshots. Anyone who calls it garbage has clearly never used it (or doesn't know how to).
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  • CelicaGT
    kiniku said:
    What problems are those? I've used it for many years and I like how it provides driver alerts and can optimize for particular games.

    I've had issues with the overlay in some games, but that's not something unique to GE, Steam overlay causes the same issue in the same games, Xbox too. My only real "objection" to it is the required login for driver updates. The terms of service clearly state that it collects personally identifiable information about both the customer and the customers system. I know they are likely just using it for internal marketing but it should be anonymous and well, didn't they just have a data breach? Yes, I know customer data was not reported as leaked but it goes to point. Not that I'm not hard against such information gathering but they don't need personally identifiable information for marketing, and definitely not to notify of a driver update. Ones information is never secure in the hands of a third party, ever. Anyways, as far as what GE DOES provide, I just don't use any of it. Its optimizations left a something to be desired when I did try it. I got better results myself although the settings descriptions it provides can be very helpful even if generic. The system monitoring is less detailed than I prefer and I have Afterburner running anyways for GPU undervolt/overclock and Ryzen Master for CPU/memory stuff. Freestyle is cool and I was excited to use it but the overlay issue reared up which was disappointing, so I just uninstalled, maybe I'll try ReShade one day idk. Anyways glad to see Nvidia got this fixed tout suite for those who do use it.
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  • LastStanding
    CelicaGT said:
    I've had issues with the overlay in some games, but that's not something unique to GE, Steam overlay causes the same issue in the same games, Xbox too. My only real "objection" to it is the required login for driver updates. The terms of service clearly state that it collects personally identifiable information about both the customer and the customers system. I know they are likely just using it for internal marketing but it should be anonymous and well, didn't they just have a data breach? Yes, I know customer data was not reported as leaked but it goes to point. Not that I'm not hard against such information gathering but they don't need personally identifiable information for marketing, and definitely not to notify of a driver update. Ones information is never secure in the hands of a third party, ever. Anyways, as far as what GE DOES provide, I just don't use any of it. Its optimizations left a something to be desired when I did try it. I got better results myself although the settings descriptions it provides can be very helpful even if generic. The system monitoring is less detailed than I prefer and I have Afterburner running anyways for GPU undervolt/overclock and Ryzen Master for CPU/memory stuff. Freestyle is cool and I was excited to use it but the overlay issue reared up which was disappointing, so I just uninstalled, maybe I'll try ReShade one day idk. Anyways glad to see Nvidia got this fixed tout suite for those who do use it.

    Obviously, the required login is to eliminate, or drastically reduce, just ANY GPU from using its software.

    You fear telemetry/spoofing/tracking?!

    Well, stop using MS, Google, Apple, etc.
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  • jp7189
    LastStanding said:
    Obviously, the required login is to eliminate, or drastically reduce, just ANY GPU from using its software.

    You fear telemetry/spoofing/tracking?!

    Well, stop using MS, Google, Apple, etc.
    How does requiring a login accomplish that? I used to use GE until they started requiring a login. I uninstalled it and never looked back, but I'm comfortable tweaking my own settings anyway and I have apps I like better for gathering GPU data.
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  • alceryes
    LastStanding said:
    Obviously, the required login is to eliminate, or drastically reduce, just ANY GPU from using its software.

    You fear telemetry/spoofing/tracking?!

    Well, stop using MS, Google, Apple, etc.
    Unless you use the features of the software, and value those features more than the potential issues with the software, extra resources used by the software, and telemetry tracking in the software, then I would say just uninstall the software.

    Just because it's very difficult to 'detach oneself' from the tracking and telemetry gathering of big corporations, because of the ubiquitous nature of their goods and services, doesn't mean we shouldn't care about our personal metadata (e.g. was it collected legally, who collects it, for what purpose was it collected, how is my data protected from illegal or careless dissemination, is enough of my data stored in one place to identify me specifically, etc.).
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