2 months ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Well that's interesting; I haven't see that happen with others with the same hardware!


Please do a full **clean** re-install:

- move any valued save games elsewhere
- "uninstall" in Steam-CK3
- manually delete both the Steam/SteamApps/common/CK3 AND Documents/Paradox Interactive/CK3 folders
- re-install game in Steam, run a Steam Verify when done.
- add CK3.exe to the exceptions list of your antivirus app; ESPECIALLY if you have Windows Defender, add it to the Ransomware "Apps Allowed Through" list.
- start the game with no mods active and test

In particular make sure there are no files or folders left under either the Steam CK3 or Documents CK3 locations, before installing again.


If those don't help:
DXDIAG is a program you run from the Windows search box on the task bar. After running it will open a window and start collecting info with a progress bar in the lower-left corner. When it completes click the 'save all information' button and save it to a file then attach that file here.

Please attach here your Documents/Paradox Interactive/CK3/pdx_settings.txt .
From your Documents/Paradox Interactive/CK3/logs/ folder, attach here system.log , error.log  
2 months ago - AndrewT - Direct link
Right click on ck3.exe , properties, compatibility. Tick "disable fullScreen optimisations" untick every other box in that dialog, Apply and exit.
Then in the launcher Game Settings menu, select fullScreen display mode, Vsync off, refresh rate 60.

Is that any better?  
2 months ago - AndrewT - Direct link
I fear you have a driver or hardware problem then.

- uninstall the nVidia driver and all other nVidia software
- reboot
- install Sept 2022 by fresh download https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
- reboot again

If that still doesn't help, Please report the temperatures of your CPU and video (GPU)
1/ before starting the game up and
2/ after say 10 minutes' play.
If your PC's vendor has given you no way of reading temperatures, install
SPEEDFAN http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php  
2 months ago - AndrewT - Direct link
I am pretty sure that is the case, yes. FYI I have not seen any other such reports.

Can you contact nVidia support and run the problem by them? I believe some early builds of the 30xx series did have hardware problems.