Overwatch 2019: How To Fix Rendering Device Lost Problem (For Nvidia And Other GPUs)

Posted: Jul 25 2019, 6:09am CDT | by , in How To


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Overwatch 2019: How to Fix Rendering Device Lost Problem (For Nvidia and Other GPUs)

In this article we mention several ways to fix rendering device lost problem in Overwatch game.

Millions of people play Overwatch daily. Overwatch has become one of the most popular first-person shooter games. However, recently there has been a spike in reports about a problem that has plagued Overwatch for a long time. The problem is the rendering device lost problem. The error is very common for the people who use Nvidia RTX graphics card.

Rendering device lost problem results from timeout detection recovery incident while playing the game.

Here are some of the best ways to fix rendering device lost problem.

Remove Overclocking

If you have overclocked your hardware or software, make sure to reset everything to factory default speeds. Overwatch is notorious for not being amiable to overclocking.

Update/Roll Back Drivers

You should try to update your drivers. If your drivers are already updated, or if updating them doesn’t resolve the problem, try to roll back your drivers. It’s a well-known fact in the Overwatch community that rendering problems for NVidia users started coming regularly after the 417.22 patch. If you installed this or any other patch and started getting the rendering error, it’s a clear sign that you should roll back and wait for the most latest update.

Change Settings

Your driver should be clean. There should be no older, outdated files related to your driver. Because having older files causes conflicts. I’d recommend doing a clean driver install by running DDU. Install the latest NVidia driver. Now follow the steps below to tweak your settings.

Right click on your desktop and click on NVIDIA Control Panel

Go to Manage 3D settings.

Go to Program Settings tab.

Select the game to change the graphics processor under “Select a program to customize”.

Select “Prefer maximum performance” graphics card under “Power management”.

Turn Threaded optimization off

Turn Triple buffering off

Set Vertical sync - off

Set Maximum pre rendered frames = 3

Renaming .EXE Trick

Renaming the .exe file of Overwatch is also a known solution for rendering device lost problem. Here is how to rename the file.

Open Overwatch installation folder

Right click the Overwatch application file and choose the rename option.

Rename the file to OverwatchTest

Now double click this renamed file to launch the application.

Clean Install Windows

Installing a clean Windows from scratch may sound like a lengthy solution, but it has worked for a lot of Overwatch players. Installing a new operating system will take care of any hidden or unknown performance issues that could be triggering the rendering problem.

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