Nvidia new driver makes gears 5 crash and not work

I have a 1050 to and i keep getting a fatal error then game crashes and i have no sounds

1 Like

Use the driver from August 27th. My buddy was crashing with the new ones and this driver is working fine.


Good to know, i did download it but not installed yet. I will hold off for now.

1 Like

Having issues with the GRD that was just released and the previous one as well. Game crashes to desktop within 10 minutes into a game. At this point, I’ve spent more time trying to troubleshoot the the issue than play lol.

1 Like

Yup that’s the fix for now I went to nvidia and got me the August 27th driver of 2019 for the gtx 1080 ti ppl get this old driver back if ur screen turns off u get no signal and gives errors and crashes from there new driver on September 10th And for sure bro I will report to this bug to ngridia

No, not everyone.

only people who have the capacity and know how to report valid and actionable feedback should do so, with crash dumps and system info provided

There are people across the entire 10 series line without issues. Some people for whom it was fixed in 436.15 are still enjoying the game with 436.30, while others the issue is returned.

Actional application dumps, and those willing to provide PIX traces are going to be the ones most helpful to identifying a problem.

Not to mention there are now RTX users also reporting crashing, who weren’t on previous drivers.

Keep in mind a windows update dropped at the same time, so everything is on the table right now.

I never had issues before with this bs game beside high ping in gears 4 I had 40 now 150 to 200 and had other annoying issues but with this new drive nope it crashes my system bad went back to the old one works good with all those annoying issues but miner issues this game is a failed since day one coalition didn’t work with nvidia closely and not to mention how do ryzen cards do almost as good as the 1080 ti and 2080 ti and those ryzen cards aren’t even top of the line we need a driver to optimize the game better fix high ping especially fix the new driver and the a button constantly rolls the auto aim in game is bad ppl don’t land shots and get kills u can’t push ppl because walls bounceing is bad asf the game is to slow I cn go on for ever I don’t why I bother with gears anymore but I’m hopeing cliff comes back to the gears franchise

They aren’t ryzen cards, they are radeon’s, and they do well against the Geforce line because currently a specific performance optimization that would let RTX and Pascal cards perform a bit better is forcibly turned off and ignored if manually enabled.

you need to stop running off on tangents though, the performance of Geforce products is fully in TC’s ball court right now.

Ryzen Radeon who care clearly I’m a nvidia user I don’t really keep up with amd cards or CPU’s the fact is coalition don’t care much for the pc community haven’t u played gears of war 4 well if u had u would know so C ur way out of these convos if u don’t have a solution on how to get these lames at coalition or nvidia to fix the dam game or any solution to current issues happening now then bounce foo nobody asked you for a AMD Trivia lol

Same. I played all last night on Versus and Escape with no crashes using the new driver. 1080 Ti overclocked.

Weird driver issues.

1 Like

Whilst you are technically correct, that didn’t make a difference when this was happening to gears 4. Nvidia got all the info they could possibly ask for. From myself personally and several friends who experienced the issue.

Social media outrage is the only way anything gets achieved online these days. It’s sad, but true.

1 Like

Putting it bluntly, nvidia was struggling against a windows platform schedule that was unforgiving, they’d get a toolchain update every 6 months and then have to start regression testing all over again.

now that microsoft have finally relented and settled in to yearly big updates the debugging of their drivers won’t be disrupted so much

thats not to mention the other tools now at hand, there is a factor that has not been pinpointed yet, which those who are unaffected either do not meet, or have circumvented through other means.

this seems different to the issue that 436.15 heavily mitigated though.

I hear what you’re saying, but that isn’t why people were rightfully annoyed.

They claimed it was fixed ages ago for gears 4 and removed it from their bug list. TC did the same.

Then a day before gears 5 released they fixed it for gears 4. They already said it was fixed though, so why did they release a real fix?

I’m a programmer myself. I get that these things are hard. That was never the problem. Blatantly lying about it and treating us like morons as a result was the main issue.

Sure, it made the game unplayable for a lot of of us, but pretending it was fixed and refusing to listen to people reporting that it wasn’t fixed was scummy.

1 Like

my understanding of the chain of events was that the issue was not just one specific issue, but several of increasingly degree’s of difficulties to reproduce and correct,

the issue that was just fixed in 436.15, typically manifested as a soft hang, where the user could kill the process, or a crash to desktop. Typically a symptom of a race condition that while reproduces widely in the wild, becomes increasingly difficult to do it in a lab. Originally it was hard lockup or bsod if im not mistaken and this one was at a particularly difficult region to just go in and make changes to without needing a half year of QA.

Something else that is a factor is that dx12 presents the perfect storm scenario, where getting just a single thing off timing can hang the process = The driver is now required to exception or reset when a null shader presents itself for example.

Another problem is that Microsoft have screwed with windows 10 further and don’t even keep the TDR dump files handy for sending off to nvidia/AMD

Yes, I’m fully aware of the technical complexities involved in fixing it, no-one said it was easy to fix, not sure why you keep rabbiting on about the complexities. I followed and did my upmost to help get the issue resolved, from the first day it happened for years. I don’t need schooling on the issue, I’m aware.

You completely overlooked my last post. That was not the point. The point was lying about fixing it and having the audacity to completely ignore any and all future bug reports on the issue, letting them know that it was in fact not fixed.

As I said before, I’m a computer programmer who has made several types of application. Games, applications, server backends, etc for multiple platforms. I haven’t developed a graphics card driver, but that is not relevant here.

Users do not care about how hard something is to fix. They just want it fixing. You could go on for days about how hard and complex something is to fix, they do not care, and shouldn’t have to. If you pay for a product, it should work. Having the game unplayable for a large percentage of the PC population is unacceptable. regardless of any reason.

I’ve worked for several large companies and you can be sure that we didn’t get to hide away from bugs and pretend we fixed them. If we even attempted such a thing, we would be absolutely grilled by our customers. We spent an inordinate amount of time fixing some extremely complex issues that our users reported, because we owed them a working product.

Also, it wasn’t a soft crash/CTD for most users. We had our entire PC lock up and had to force power it off.

I’m done repeating myself, I’ve made the above point about three times now, and if you want to keep glossing over it, go ahead.

Sucks man! I’m running a GTX1080 with no issues since the driver before this latest one. I couldn’t play 4 for like 2yrs let’s hope they get everyone working this time around. I can say Gears seems to hate overclocks so if you have any I’d revert to stock clock and try.

I have the same problem, It crashed on act 4. Seriously those online magazines, influencers saying that is a well optimized game, they don’t know nothing, they just played a little bit of hours or whatever. I’m a huge fan of Gears of War, I bought a Xbox 360 and later Xbox One only for this game, and now with Gears of War 4 and 5 issues on PC it makes me angry with Microsoft. The lack of compromise of make at least a well optimized game, is disgusting. I’m gonna upload later a video showing this issue.

I’m using AMD radeon r9 200 series and during the tech test the game never crashed once!

But since playing the game today (as I bought the standard edition) it’s already crashed multiple times. The first crash was a black screen and the crashes after that was my pc shutting down and restarting :confused:

So I then did a Windows update and every other update I could and it still crashes :c whyyyyyyy

1 Like


TC what are you doing…

1 Like

I also got a MSI GTX1080Ti but I did a whole 1-50 horde yesterday on the new driver without a single graphical issue, no artefacts, no stuttering, freezing or crashing.

1 Like