Interesting, perhaps try reinstalling the drivers then? It may be worth a shot to look in event viewer at the times of these CTDs to see if any errors coincide with graphics driver errors and not .dll files associated with .Net. I am and have been running Nvidia Graphics drivers version 466.11 and have not once got a CTD with graphics drivers errors of any kind. And that is a pretty significant step back from 471.96. I have crashed to desktop in the past because of mods though, particularly the FBW mod but the current dev version seems stable now.
I don’t believe my ‘cure’ was just due to a driver install per se, as I had unsuccessfully tried several drivers before (always using DDU in safe mode). I think there’s something about 471.96 that helped me.
Just downloading WU6 so I expect it all to go wrong again…
Yep, depending on your hardware it may very well be, a certain hardware combination perhaps. I mean, reading the full release notes for the 471.96 is there anything listed in there regarding support or enhancement for MSFS? Hopefully WU6 don’t give you any issues. I still can’t get the update on my end here. Will wait an hour or so and try again.
Can you clear out all the events in event viewer, then reboot your PC, then run the sim and when it crashes to desktop make note of all the events in event viewer at the time of the crash? Surely there will be more than the one event you posted.
Yeah the TAA needs enhanced for sure or even just some variables exposed that we can then edit in the User config or even in the game settings. TAA is pretty robust in terms of configurability. I stay away from the overclocking all together. But I have an FTW version graphics card from EVGA which is factory overclocked so I then just use EVGA precision and select that Boost Lock Feature witch prevents the card from down-clocking and perhaps increases stability.
Quick update following World Update 6. I did start getting CTDs again. This was possibly due to the offscreen terrain pre-caching (which I have on Ultra) working my 2080TI too hard. Anyway, I seem to have cured it by under-volting the card. I have it locked at 925 mv which gives me a locked frequency of 1830 MHz and (it seems) to be back to 100% stability.
I know just enough about drivers to update them using Windows 10 “Update and Security” and/or “Device Manager”.
Reading this and other Nvidia driver posts, I looked for the version in my Laptop with a RTX 3070. I find it is a 188.8.131.5280 from 6/9/2021 and see no indication of a newer version available. Plus, that numbering format doesn’t even match that of the 471.96 or 457.30 being discussed???
FYI, I have been getting CTDs lately for the first time since I started using MSFS almost a year ago.