NVIDIA graphics cards with Discord performance issues and solutions
If you're using an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card and have recently seen your gaming performance suffer, your Discord chat client may be the culprit. In a recent support page posted on the NVIDIA forums (via Tom's Hardware), the company admitted that a new update to Discord caused the NVIDIA graphics card's memory clock to fail to reach full speed when users launched the game with Discord running in the background.
The good news is that NVIDIA is aware of this rather strange bug and is working on a software update. The bad news is that there is no word yet on when this update will be released. However, NVIDIA graphics card users can actually fix this Discord bug manually if you feel comfortable digging into the text file and making changes.
The following programs are available directly from NVIDIA:
- If you haven't already done so, download the NVIDIA program GeForce 3D Profile Manager and open it.
- Then click the "Export SLI Profile" button in the Profile Manager.
A file explorer window should appear. Select a location to export and save the NVIDIA Profiles text file.
- Use Notepad or a similar text application that does not use formatting to open the text file you saved.
- Here's the tricky part. Do a search for the "Discord" section. Add a new line and enter the following text (as shown below): Setting ID_0x50166c5e = 0x00000000
- Save the edited NVIDIA Profiles as a txt file.
- Open GeForce 3D Profile Manager again and click the Import SLI Profiles button.
- A file explorer window should appear again. Select the updated "NVIDIA Profiles.txt" file and click the "Open" button.
- Finally, you can now close the GeForce 3D Profile Manager application.
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