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this is nvidia driver issue, its called TDR, if you check event viewer you will see driver crash, have been posted on geforce forums by alot of people including myself and nvidia is investigating the issue.
AnnatarRCJ 1 posts
I'm going to bump this thread as well. I only bought this game today, and as an AMD user, both CPU and GPU (Ryzen 7 3700x & RX 5700 XT respectively), I easily meet the system requirements to run the game. Benchmarked at avg 74 frames on max settings, and the GPU at highest gets to 70 degrees Celcius (so no problem component-wise). All my drivers are up-to-date and have tried verifying files, yet every 25-40 mins (roughly) the game crashes back to the desktop. Usually, when a game crashes, a pop-up usually comes up to state the game has crashed and gives you the option to see the logs or send a crash log file to find the problem. But I do not get any notification, and it is as if I forced quit/closed the game back to the desktop, but it randomly does so whilst mid-game. It's strange because throughout playing, there is no frame drops, no jitters, nothing to suggest that my system is having difficulty running the game. I originally thought it was just me, but after a quick search on google and the forums, it seems that this problem is far from uncommon, even for those with far beefier rigs than my own.
larrykop1967 65 posts
I've had a few crashes in the last 2 days, each time it was a Ubisoft Connect error and i clicked send report, i didn't update from 1.02 to 1.04 and played offline until 1.10 patch, the game didn't crash once, mine must be something related to online with connect, when i restart the game plays fine for a few hours, then a random crash.
Ubisoft Support Staff Ubi-Viral 103 posts
@michalinos1390 The issue this error relates to is very complex and difficult to fix as it can have different causes. W would advise trying a clean install of the GPU driver. If this does not fix the issue please contact the manufacturer of your GPU directly as they are better suited to provide support for this particular error.
@michalinos1390 i'm on 1080 Ti, i noticed it happens more frequently when the GPU clock boosts above 1850 Mhz, below 1850 Mhz it happens every 1-2 hours, above it, i will happen in the first 10 mins, while this is not an indication, but this is at least my observations, something is wrong with GPU boost that crashes the driver, first set of 3000 drivers had a problem with boosting too high, then nvidia released a fixed driver which screwed GPU boost and lead to these TDRs.
i had my GPU OCed to 2 GHz, after installing 3000 series drivers, i cannot OC anymore or a sudden crash in games, so i set it to default for now, my GPU now boosts around 1870 Mhz and TDRs still happening but less frequent, i could play for 1-3 hours without any TDRs now.
Some other people with 3000 series cards downclocked their GPUs and had less frequent TDRs, that is the only thing that helped for now.
Cheetah25 3 posts
Please don't move this problem to the GPU manufacturer.
Fact is: I was able to play Valhalla for like 50 hours without crash before 1.0.4 came out. With 1.0.4 it started crashing once every 1-2 hours, with 1.1.0 it crashes every 15-30 minutes ... and all with the same nvidia driver 45x.x. I only updated drivers as the problem became annoying, but it did not fix anything. So please do not blame nvidia or amd for this ... please fix your game we payed a lot of money for.
I am using a RTX 2080 Super from MSI.
@cheetah25 Its true.
I dawnclocked the graphic card from 1980 MHz to 1800 Mhz and tried many different driver versions from 457.30 to 460.89 and nothing help . The game crashed still randomly with nvlddmkm not responding.
Sometimes the game crashed without any error - Just close to desktop and thats all.
I tried play in offline mode tried sync time in windows, reinstalling uplay/game/windows updating everything and nothing helps.
If this is a game problem the game need patch. If its a nvidia driver problem ubisoft should tell nvidia about it and cooperate to fix this problem.
Its not a cheap game and now is unplayable because of constant crashing. I dont care its game / nvidia / or denuvo problem . We buy the game and we should play without visiting a forum. Now its impossible.
Cheetah25 3 posts
and still ... it can't be a solution, that the customer has to downclock its hardware ... you can't expect people to make this extreme changes to their hardware just to make ubisofts faulty software work.
Any other game, even from ubisoft, works flawlessly with the newest nvidia driver and my GPU ... except AC Valhalla ... it is ubisoft software related and I expect them to fix it.
1.changing ubisoft launcher to offline mode helps a lot . Errors are less frequent but still exists. Twice less
2.The game have big problem with minimize it (alt+tab) when i play the game a try to look at discord or anything in windows it crashes moore often.
Someone should add this problem to next upcoming patch wishes.
BTW my friend finish the game with gtx 1080 and had many critical crashes only with AC Valhalla (crashes that force PC to shuddown and start again ).
This game really need a lot of fixes. I dont care who is guilty nvidia or ubisoft. I expect a patch that solve our problem or new driver.
i'm angry because no one from ubisoft answer here. It looks like they dont care and players should fix this for themselfs .... funny
@ubi-orion we are all waiting to solve this / plz add the problem to fix wish list into next patch.
"this is nvidia driver issue, its called TDR, if you check event viewer you will see driver crash"
" Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and was recovered"
Playing offline help me a lot after 15 hours no crash. It looks like is a denuvo problem or something releated to online features.
I think offline mode will not solve the problem for 100% but its something.
Btw when playing offline i got 3 moore skills in the tree. Wyen i switch to onlone the 3 nodes are dissapeared. Strange