What should you know about the client server runtime process high GPU?

20 April 2021

The client server runtime process is one of the important processes that plays a crucial role in the operating system and is widely used for various purposes. The client server runtime process is documented by crss.exe in Windows operating system and it handles the graphical subsystem which includes managing Windows, drawing stuff on screen and other related functions. The crss.exe also handles the task of shutdown process and the console windows, both of these functions are critically related to operating system. The crss.exe also does the job of launching the conhost.exe process whenever it is essential.

The various tasks and processes use different system resources and this usage of resources is vital in establishing the seamlessness and overall productivity of the system functioning. The processes use crucial system resources like CPU, memory, disk, network and GPU amongst others. One of the ways in which you can check the client server runtime process high GPU usage in Windows is through the task manager. The task manager allows you to check GPU use in great detail and incredible accuracy.

The Windows uses the new features provided in the Windows display driver model for pulling the information directly from video memory manager and the GPU scheduler in the graphics kernel of the WDDM, which do the allocation of resources. This provides precise data, irrespective of API applications, which access the GPU like OpenGL, Microsoft DirectX, Nvidia CUDA, and AMD Mantle amongst others.

What to do in case of high GPU use by client serve runtime process?

The client server runtime process high GPU use can have an adverse impact on the system performance and cause productivity issues. It is also possible that other processes might be making high use of the GPU. There are various reasons behind high GPU use by client server runtime process. It could be due to some of the background activities performed by the operating system which might be the reason behind the high usage of the GPU. For example some of the background activities that might be impacting the system includes windows defender scanning the system and files for the updated definitions, additional updates that have been downloaded and need to be installed or the indexing is doing the sorting of the files.

You can try different fixes or solutions for addressing this issue. Some of the things that you can attempt is checking for system updates through update and security and if there are any pending updates then you must download and install them following which you would need to restart your system. You must also try to restart the graphics driver to see if it solves the problem of high GPU usage. Go to the device manager, then click on display adapters, go to properties, then click on the drivers tab and finally roll back the driver if that option is available. You must also update the graphics driver software from the specific vendor's website to have the latest driver and the features that it provides.