1070 amp extreme ctd on every loading nvlddmkm

like the title said.

When I load into a standard airport chances are high it loads in, but ctd on loading on any flight with modded scenery like aerosoft or so.

Seems like nvlddmkm error is a graphic driver crash. I´ve got the latest nvidia driver.
The error message coming up on ctd also says it might be due to a overclocked GPU. Well the 1070 amp extreme is overclocked by stock so what am I supposed to do?

Moved to Community Support-CTD help.

edit: I reverted my Nvidia driver from the actual one to 516.94 and the major ctd on loading are gone.

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intressting, because some users here reported that popup. seen the nvlddmkm error in log, but tried reverting the driver without success.

So, may be good to link the topics.

I still have CTD during loading screen on Steam. I tried repair, changed to 516.94, DDU driver. It worked for me before 517.48. But the installation to 516.94 with DDU did not work. Can someone help pls?

latest is 517.48 … why DDU should be necessary, I will never understand :wink: … simple download the driver from nvidia page, and install ( may be choose ‘completely resinstall in installer’ ). If you will have more comport, then install also GeforceExp and you will be noticed about new versions ( but dont forget to disable Auto-Optimization in GFE ).

Related to your CTD more infos are necessary. Since when it happens, what you changed, what is the message from windows event log ( the same nvlddmkm as from OP ? ), main infos about your system , what you tried already ( e.g. cleanup some files, etc ) , have you DX12 selected in-game ?,… just info that we can get an idea.

As I mentioned before, after installing version 517.48 I can’t get to the main menu anymore. Before that it worked. I’ve tried with and without MSI Afterburner (even before the CTDs). I just updated my Nvidia driver and after that I get the crashes mentioned.

What I’ve done:

  • Scan & Repair on steam
  • DDU with versions 516.94 and 517.48
  • all programs closed
  • RAM tested
  • Adjusted virtual memory
  • sfc scannow
  • SSD checked
  • all games work fine except for MSFS 2020

My system:

  • i7-12700K
  • 32GB 3200MHz DDR4
  • 850 watts be quiet! straight power 11

Windows Event Viewer:

Faulting application name: FlightSimulator.exe, version:, timestamp: 0x00000000
Faulting module name: FlightSimulator.exe, version:, timestamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Error offset: 0x0000000001a1263e
Faulting process ID: 0x4a24
Faulting application start time: 0x01d8d5b64e086f7b
Faulting application path: D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\FlightSimulator.exe
Faulting module path: D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\MicrosoftFlightSimulator\FlightSimulator.exe
Report ID: 5592c1a3-66e3-4aa3-9539-17ed26c4b15a
Full name of the faulty package:
Application ID relative to the faulty package:

thanks for good infos :slight_smile:

At first the question: if you had former in game the DX12 setting choosen, then you should revert that

Otherwise I have currently only the usually cleanups in mind ( AppData : DCE, Scenery * , content.xml , rolling.cache ) , may be additional the Shaders ( windows cleanup , and may be additional the nvidia caches AppData\Local\NVIDIA\ * Cache)

And yes, allways try without any other tools running ( e.g. Afterburner ).

If all will not help, try to set a fps limit in nvidia control center ( a low value, e.g. 30 ).

And to be sure: you get that popup about " graphics device has encountered a problem " , or not ? Because then the other topic is better because other reasons are possible too then ( from xmp mode , or the need to disable HAGS, but not for all users it worked ).

PS: a note, 850W and a 3090 can be a bit edge case

Thank you for your quick reply.

I have the following folders in the following path AppData/Roaming/MSFS:

  • DCE
  • SceneryCache
  • SceneryIndexes
    Should I now delete the files in these folders?

and the following files:

  • Content.xml
    Should I delete these files?

In the AppData/Local path I have the following folders:

  • NVIDIA → DXCache (folder), GLCache (folder), NvBAckend (folder), accounts (file)
  • NVIDIA Corporation → Folders: GfeSDKm, NVIDIA GeForce Experience (->CefCache), NVIDIA Notification, NVIDIA Share, NvNode
    What should be deleted here?

What do you mean by shaders (windows cleanup)?

Unfortunately, the FPS limiter doesn’t work either.

I know an EVGA RTX 3090 is tight at 850W. That’s why I use undervolting with Afterburner.

these folder I remove from time to time :slight_smile:

also the content.xml . Rolling.Cache I do currently no longer use, but you can remove the file. MSFS recreate this.

only these Cache folders ( the content in it ).

if you start windows cleanup you get then a choice for directx-shadercache.
For win10 is simple in explorer on C: drive press right mouse and choose cleanup. In win11 I learned it is moved into the global cleanup dialog ( Issue with graphic card - #15 by BravoMike472413 )

And dont forget the DX12 setting in UserCfg.opt … there are reports where users run into same issue if they had DX12 enabled in-game settings.

And also in case of win11 try to disable HAGS ( extended graphics settings ). In win10 its per default off.

EDIT… and we forgot the most important test → the safe mode ? Have you tried to start in safe mode already ?

Nothing worked for me :frowning:

Thanks to @MichaMMA i was able to solve this issue, nvlddmkm, by removing the XMP profile for the RAM in the BIOS, i was at 3200 Mhz, now i am at 2400 Mhz and everything is working.
Don’t know if it was mentionned above…
But this issue can be caused by several others problems…

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hmmm… yes… you can try xmp mode too, otherwise only idea for now is to revert to an more older nvidia driver.

But allways test with empty community folder and / or force the safe-mode ( Stuck on a Loop! Can't get game started - #7 by MichaMMA )

Thanks, but nothings works…

I’ve tried two more options, but no luck:

  • Run as Admin
  • FastLaunch

Again 4 times ctd on second loading while trying to load into addon scenery. (Tried multiple airports)

Driver version: 516.94

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