398.18 HOTFIX

GeForce Driver 398.18  was released June 7, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows.

  • Fixes Black Screen when booting Windows after installing 397.93 display driver

Some issues reported with monitoring programs. We removed MSI Afterburner long ago as it has not been updated for a long time.


DOTA 2 Vulkan may glitch, use DX11
GPU Power Setting GPU to maximum power fixes many recent games
Gears of War 4 See the workarounds on the developer’s site
GTX 1070, GTX 1080 See the page on GTX 1070 & GTX 1080 VRAM
Doom game may crash with HDR enabled
Rise of the Tomb Raider game may flicker with DX12
GTX 970 4096MB See the page on the GTX 970 VRAM problem
GPU Power Setting GPU to maximum power fixes many recent games
CUDA NVCUVENC was deprecated with R337 branch in favor of the NVENC
Dark Souls 3 Fermi cards should use 314.22
Cellfactor: Revolution Game abends to desktop
Frontlines: Fuel of War PhysX Error


Lots of problems installing this driver can be fixed by removing the old driver in safe mode then installing the new one after rebooting.

If you need to revert back to a previous driver release you can remove the NVIDIA driver from the control panel and you will need to reboot. The the desired driver can be installed which will require another reboot. Use the driver defaults. Use in-game settings to adjust the performance or FX.

Never force game option with the driver. Use in-game options only. We see so many try to get features of games that do not have intrinsic ability. Always use in-game options and use driver defaults from a clean install.


Forums galore are flooded with problems, none of which are reproducible by us. If the games are not working properly, backup and install Windows fresh. One of the best new features of Windows 8 and above is the Refresh Windows. This preserves libraries but its otherwise the same as a clean install. Drivers are hard to debug at the best of times.

With all the problems we have found; it clearly demonstrates that WHQL is rather pointless from a gaming perspective. No wonder our site is so popular.


Contact us if your have driver issues. Fee Liable.