nvdisplay.container.exe causing high CPU load

The most up-to-date Nvidia graphics driver, model 430.39, might trigger high CPU utilization on some techniques it’s put in on.

Nvidia launched the graphics driver 430.39 final week; the brand new WHQL driver provides help for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, comes with new or up to date recreation profiles, and features a new characteristic to merge two portrait screens into a 3rd panorama monitor.

Reports counsel that the brand new graphics driver is causing high CPU load points on some techniques it’s put in on. A thread on the official Geforce discussion board highlights the problem and means that the problem dates again to as early as mid 2018. The most up-to-date situation has one thing to do with Telemetry accumulating, apparently.


The high CPU load is attributable to NVIDIA Container, or nvdisplay.container.exe which can decelerate the system due to the high load.  The course of seems to be chargeable for different high load situations.

Nvdisplay.container.exe was used initially by Nvidia to power the Control Panel.

You can confirm that the method is the trigger by opening the Windows Task Manager with the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Esc. You might have to change to the Details tab to find the method within the itemizing. It is a good suggestion to kind by CPU utilization with a click on on the header.

Günter Born suggests that nvdisplay.container.exe is used for accumulating Telemetry information. Our colleagues at Deskmodder present further data: the Nvidia driver creates the brand new folder DisplayDriverRAS which is utilized by nvdisplay.container.exe for extra Telemetry accumulating.



A repair is accessible; customers who can can also wish to think about uninstalling the Nvidia graphics driver 430.39 fully, e.g. using Display Driver Uninstaller, and putting in the earlier driver once more; this could resolve the problem quickly as nicely.

The precise repair requires elevated privileges. Here is what you have to do:

  1. Use Explorer to open C:Program FilesNVIDIA CorporationDisplay.NvContainerpluginsLocalSystem
  2. Locate the folder DisplayDriverRAS and delete it, e.g. by right-clicking on it and deciding on Delete.
  3. Navigate to C:Program FilesNVIDIA Corporation.
  4. Delete the folder DisplayDriverRAS.
  5. Kill the nvdisplay.container.exe course of (or processes) within the Windows Task Manager.
  6. Restart the pc.

Doing so mustn’t intrude with performance. The course of nvdisplay.container.exe nonetheless runs after the restart, however the high CPU load must be a factor of the previous.

Closing Words

The folder is created even in the event you select to install the display driver only utilizing the customized set up choice that Nvidia’s official driver installer helps.

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