Nvidia releases GeForce Game Ready 531.26 HOTFIX driver

NVIDIA has released the GeForce Game Ready 531.26 HOTFIX, which is based on the GeForce Game Ready 531.18 WHQL driver and mainly fixes some issues. The GeForce Game Ready 531.26 HOTFIX fixes 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]

GeForce Game Ready 531.26 HOTFIX

Regarding the GeForce Hotfix fix program, NVIDIA stated that this is a way for NVIDIA to quickly release driver fixes to users. These drivers are essentially the same as previously released versions, with a small number of additional targeted fixes. The main areas fixed are based on user feedback and NVIDIA’s speed of repair. These fixed items will be merged into the next official driver version, and the patch driver will be removed. The NVIDIA engineering team requires a lot of additional work to provide value to users, and NVIDIA will continue to try the Hotfix method to see if people like this idea.

NVIDIA suggests that although many users may be willing to try this GeForce Hotfix fix program, it is still safer to wait for the next official version of the WHQL driver. After all, the GeForce Hotfix fix program is a test version. If you do encounter the above issues before the next official driver version is released, you can try installing the GeForce Game Ready 531.26 HOTFIX to solve the problem.