Nvidia says there is a fix for a problem that was recently found where having Discord open in the background slowed down some graphics cards. A tweet from the company says that the patch will automatically download when you log into Windows, so you won’t have to download a graphics driver or other software update manually.
A recent update to Discord may have caused the problem, which affected systems with cards like the RTX 3080 and RTX 3060 Ti. It stopped GPUs from reaching their maximum memory clocks by about 200MHz. That made it slower to play games, which isn’t great since Discord is meant to help you talk to your friends while playing games.
GeForce users can now download an app profile update for Discord. This resolves a recent issue where some GeForce GPUs memory clocks did not reach full speed w/ Discord running in the background. The update automatically downloads to your PC the next time you log into Windows. pic.twitter.com/89nwugWQFF
— NVIDIA Customer Care (@nvidiacc) February 3, 2023
According to Nvidia, the fix comes as an app profile update. Before now, it was possible to apply it manually, but the process wasn’t straightforward and involved downloading a profile manager and exporting, editing, and re-importing profiles.