How to fix 100% usage on idle GeForce GPU?

Boot Your Device to Safe Mode

Safe Mode can help you recognize if your issue persists in it by running the least drivers. If your GPU usage looks normal in Safe Mode, it is likely that some programs or drivers cause 100% GPU usage.

Step 1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog.

Step 2. Type msconfig and click OK.

Step 3. In the Boot tab, check Safe boot and hit OK.


Turn off Backgrounds Software

At times, a few background software might also cause high GPU usage. For some less intense games, you can try enabling all high-processing GPU usage background apps. If you wonder how to fix high GPU usage by turning off background software, try the following steps.

Step 1. Type msconfig in the search bar to run System Configuration.

Step 2. In the Service tab, check Hide all Microsoft services, tap on Disable all and then click on OK.

Step 3. Under Startup, click the blue font Open Task Manager.

Step 4. In the Startup interface of Task Manager, right-click each item and select Disable.


Reinstall Your Graphics Card Driver

For game players with high-powered graphics cards, keeping the drivers up-to-date is the most important to maintain the system.

Step 1. Type Device Manager in the search bar and hit Enter to launch Device Manager.

Step 2. Click on Display adapters.

Step 3. Right-click your graphics cards and select Uninstall device.

Step 4. Check Delete the driver software for this device and click Uninstall to confirm this operation.

Step 5. Once the driver is uninstalled, the operating system will automatically install a new one for the graphics card.


Update the Graphics Driver

Likewise, updating the graphics drivers also works fine to address some graphics-related issues such as 100% GPU usage.

Step 1. Open Device Manager and click Display adapter.

Step 2. Right-click the graphics card and choose Update driver.

Step 3. Hit Search automatically for drivers.

Step 4. The operating system will look for, download, and install the latest version of drivers for you. All you need do is to wait patiently.

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