NVDisplay.Container.exe causes high CPU usage [EXPERT FIX]

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage

The NVDisplay.Container.exe is associated with NVIDIA graphics card drivers, however, many users reported that NVDisplay.Container.exe causes high CPU usage. This can be a big problem and cause performance drop and extra strain on your PC. However, there’s a way to fix that.

How to fix NVDisplay.Container.exe high CPU usage?

1. Kill the NVDisplay.Container.exe process in Task Manager

  1. Open Windows Explorer: press Windows Key + E.
  2. Go to Program Files.
  3. Locate and select NVIDIA Corporation > Display.NVContainer.nvidia directory nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage
  4. Locate and right-click the DisplayDriverRAS.
  5. Select Delete.
  6. Go back to the NVIDIA Corporation folder and locate and delete the DisplayDriverRAS folder under it.delete folders nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage
  7. Exit Windows Explorer and go to Task Manager. You can open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  8. Go under the Processes tab, locate the Container.exe process and terminate it.end task nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage
  9. Close Task Manager.

2. Install older NVIDIA drivers

  1. Open Run dialog box: click on Windows Key + R.
  2. In the dialog box, key in devmgmt.msc and click OK.devmgmt.msc nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage
  3. In the next window (Device Manager), locate Display Adapters and click on it to expand underlying options.
  4. Right-click on the NVIDIA graphics driver and select Uninstall device.uninstall device nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage
  5. Confirm action as prompted.
  6. After uninstalling the drivers, go to the download website of NVIDIA.
  7. On the displayed window, fill in the required information (driver version and computer OS among others) and click on the Search.search driver nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage
  8. Select the appropriate option on the list of search results.
  9. Click on Download and follow the prompt commands to save and install the driver.download nvdisplay container exe causes high cpu usage
  10. Restart computer.

3. Use third-party software for drivers

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Most of the time, the generic drivers for your PC’s hardware and peripherals are not properly updated by the system.There are key differences between a generic driver and a manufacturer’s driver.Searching for the right driver version for each of your hardware components can become tedious. That’s why an automated assistant can help you find and update your system with the correct drivers every time, and we strongly recommend DriverFix. Here’s how to do it:

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  2. Launch the software.
  3. Wait for the detection of all your faulty drivers.
  4. DriverFix will now show you all the drivers that have issues, and you just need to select the ones you’d liked fixed.
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There you go, these are quick and easy solutions that can help you fix NVDisplay.Container.exe  high CPU usage. Usually stopping the problematic process is enough, but if the problem keeps appearing, we advise you to try an older version of Nvidia drivers.

Feel free to try both of these solutions and let us know in the comments section if these solutions were helpful to you.


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