How to Resolve NVIDIA Container High CPU Usage Problem in Windows Computers

Everyone who buys an Nvidia graphics card needs software to run it properly. While the most important part is the driver, there are also many additional services and processes used by other programs that are related to GPU performance. For this reason, you can find many related entries in the Task Manager.

NVIDIA Container is an important process related to the GPU drivers and helps other related tasks run smoothly. If some of these components fail for some reason, in some cases the CPU usage of the process can increase significantly.

What causes high CPU usage in NVIDIA containers?

Driver updates: New NVIDIA drivers caused problems for everyone and it was only after returning to older versions of NVIDIA drivers that the problem stopped.

Additional software: GeForce Experience software is often cited as the main cause of this problem, and it is probably a good idea to get rid of it, as it does not offer any critical features.

How to solve the NVIDIA Container High CPU Usage issue?


Restart NVIDIA services

  1. Press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the RUN dialog box.
  2. In the RUN dialog box, type “services.MSC” and press Enter or press OK to open the Services panel.
  3. Scroll down and find “Nvidia Display Container Local System” in the list of services.
  4. Right-click on it and choose “Stop” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Then right-click on “Nvidia Display Container Local System” again and select “Start” from the drop-down menu.

Install the old Nvidia graphics card

  1. Press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the RUN dialog box.
  2. In the RUN dialog box, type “devmgmt.MSC” and press Enter or press OK to open the Device Manager section.
  3. In the Device Manager window, click Display Adapters to expose the graphics drivers.
  4. Right-click on the graphics driver and choose Uninstall Device from the drop-down menu.
  5. Confirm the prompts to confirm the uninstallation of the graphics driver. Wait for the uninstall process to complete.
  6. From there, navigate to the Nvidia website.
  7. Enter the correct data and information about your video card and click Search.
  8. Select from the list of available drivers and click Download.
  9. Save and open the downloaded file to run it. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the driver.

Uninstalling the GeForce Experience

  1. In the search bar at the bottom left of the window, type Control Panel.
  2. Click the Control Panel result to open the Control Panel panel.
  3. Make sure that View by is set to Category.
  4. On the Programs tab, click Remove Program.
  5. Scroll down and find GeForce Experience in the list of programs.
  6. Right-click on GeForce Experience and select the Uninstall/Change tab.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the program.
  8. Reboot your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

The NVIDIA Container Runtime is a GPU-enabled container runtime compatible with the Open Containers Initiative (OCI) specifications used by Docker, CRI-O, and other popular container technologies. It makes it easy to create and deploy GPU-accelerated container applications on desktops, in the cloud, or in the data center.

NVIDIA Container is an important process related to GPU drivers - it helps other related tasks run without interruption. NVIDIA Container's high CPU usage is probably due to faulty drivers. Installing an older version or update may help solve the problem.

  1. Open Device Manager again and expand Display Adapters.
  2. Right-click on the GPU and select Uninstall Device.
  3. Select the Uninstall driver software for this device check box.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.
  5. Visit the official Nvidia download site.
  6. Go to the "Old Drivers" section.