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Desktop feels laggy and chrome very slow

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So, I have a question:
Since Turtleguy found out about the workaround, what Do we do now? I mean Nvidia keeps asking to update to the newer version, do we notify Nvidia? or what?
Thanks
Fab
 
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For me the nVidia driver fix, is only a part of the fix.
My mac was already slow before the update to 10.13. And now still is after the nVidia fix, altough it's not as slow as without the fix.

Any ideas?
Yea it's definitely not 100% fixed. It just reduces the lag a little bit. Wonder what the rest of the lag is caused by...
I have noticed it slows down over time. After a few days of uptime everything is much slower.
 
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I was getting shutter while switching workspaces while chrome was active on one desktop. I don't see any shuttering problem with Firefox. Disabling the GPU acceleration on Chrome fix the issue. At least I don't have to go back to Sierra now.
Well that was a gold nugget. Thanks. Did you ever get any further than just plain switching off GPU acceleration?
 
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It's a problem with the NVIDIA drivers for 10.13.3 (156/157)! If you install the 10.13.2 drivers (106) using the backwards compatible tool linked below, then everything goes back to normal. No Lag.

Driver versions can be found here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/nvidia-drivers/

1. Install the latest driver (156/157)
2. Use the `Webdriver All Versions.app` to install 106 driver
- If you need a DL link for the app, here it is https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hI4dqVZ621fPeKR6YFoLFQGD-ciiZ3xO
- Open the app, choose „Webdriver neu installieren“ („Reinstall web driver“), choose the old webdriver *.pkg file – the app installs the old driver.
3. Restart the app
4. choose „Vorhandenen Webdriver Patchen“ („patch existing web driver“)
– click through, choose „Rechte bereinigen“ („correct permissions“) enter admin password
5. Reboot using the button on the app (takes a few moments)

Credit to: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-13-3-update.243852/page-13#post-1677090
I love you dude, life saver
 
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Only the .104 webdriver runs well on my setup (10.13.3 supplemental update).

.106 onwards is laggy
 
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I have very laggy almost unusable box after the 10.13.3 supplemental update with the current 387.10.10.10.25.158 with an Nvidia 980TI (see my side specs)
 
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I can't believe this is so bad. smdh. I should've stayed on 10.12. And to think the only reason I updated was to be able to use my Apple Watch to unlock my computer and THAT DOESN'T EVEN WORK HALF THE TIME!!. Thanks for the temp fix @turtleguy. I was able to downgrade and patch .106. Still slightly laggy but a lot better than .158. The only trouble now is that when Nvidia fixes this terrible issue I won't know because the driver thinks it is up to date thanks to this patch. I'll have to keep an eye out every week now.
 
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