If you’re an avid gamer and recently upgraded to Windows 10 (KB5001330 and KB5001337), then you noticed that the frames per second (FPS) were less.
Games like Overwatch that usually get 180 FPS saw a dip of up to 40 to 45 FPS when using VSync.
Because of the problem, games couldn’t run smoothly on PCs. The motions weren’t smooth – they were frustratingly choppy and slow.
In some cases, the problem caused various error messages such as 0x800f0922, 0x800f081f, and 0x800f0984. Users also reported a blue screen that led programs to crash on machines with Nvidia GeForce.
Although the issue wasn’t widespread, it affected a significant portion of Microsoft’s customers. Note the organization still hasn’t shared the exact number.
People first started discussing the glitches on Reddit about a week ago. They were complaining about the random stutter, significant performance drops, sharing discord, amongst others.
To resolve the issues, gamers had to result to some painstaking and time-consuming methods such as:
- Uninstalling then reinstalling the updates
- Multiple graphic driver re-installations
- Reinstalling the antivirus a couple of times
- Deleting VSync
Microsoft has, however, acted swiftly and reverted to the most current working code via the Known Issue Rollback (KIR). The corporation has worked on the server-side updates and pushed out an emergency fix.
Note, however, that it might take up to 24 hours for the resolution to work.
In addition, since this is a server-side fix, you will not get an alert to install the fix. The process will be automatic. Therefore, ensure that you turn on your Windows update for the solution to work.