FPS drops, crashes & BSOD: Windows 10 patch causes problems

The Windows 10 updates for Patch Day in April 2021 not only brought improvements but also various problems. Among other things, users report on frame drops, crashes, and blue screens (BSOD) in connection with games. Only an uninstall seems to help.

As can be read on Reddit, the voices of errors in the latest Windows 10 patch, which appeared in the form of the KB5001330 update on April 13, 2021, are mounting. This is still available for download for Microsoft Windows versions 20H2 and 2004 and is causing (slight) excitement, especially in the gaming community. After installing the update, some users experience a drastic reduction in frames per second (FPS). There is also talk of lag and faltering image reproduction. The problems seem to have been increasing since the end of March.

Windows problems with VSync and Nvidia graphics drivers

According to Ghacks, the errors could be due to several causes. The published Windows 10 updates, starting with KB5000842 (March 29), are said to continue to have bugs in vertical synchronization (VSync). Patch Day in April is only likely to have increased the number of users affected. Likewise, compatibility issues between the KB5001330 update and the current are Nvidia Game Ready driver in version 466.11 can not be excluded. Especially when this is obtained directly via the driver installation of the Windows update service and GeForce GTX / RTX graphics cards of the 2000 and 3000 series are used.

In the event of a strong FPS minimization, crashes or even blue screens (BSOD) while playing games, only uninstalling the KB5001330 currently seems to help. This can be initiated via the update history of Windows 10. Players who have not yet performed the latest update should keep their distance for the time being. In many cases, the installation of the patch currently fails anyway because it is aborted prematurely with the unresolved error codes 0x800f081f, 0x800f0984 or 0x800f0922. You can find more information in our Patch Day overview.

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