For some reason, Windows processes can start consuming more system resources than they should. We found that one of the system processes causing problems today is gfxui.exe. It is associated with Intel GPUs, so computers with other graphics cards are unlikely to encounter high CPU load from gfxui.exe.
Statistically, problems with this process usually occur on PCs and laptops with two video cards, namely Intel HD and NVIDIA/AMD video cards.
What causes high CPU usage of the GfxUI.exe file?
The main cause of this problem is the GFXUI.exe file. This GFXUI.exe file is sometimes corrupted and this error occurs. GFXUI.exe is actually related to the Intel Graphics integrated card. On computers or laptops that do not have an integrated or dedicated graphics unit, this problem usually does not occur. Especially on computers with an Nvidia or AMD graphics card, this problem occurs very often.
Intel processors with an integrated graphics card, such as the Intel HD 500 or 600. They also suffer from corrupted internal files and malware in the system. So now we will try to solve this problem so that you don’t have to worry anymore.
How to fix high CPU load with GfxUI.exe?
Search for viruses and malware
- Open the Windows Security program by launching it from the Start menu.
- Go to Virus and Threat Protection -> Scanning Options.
- Select Microsoft Defender Offline Scanning -> Scan Now.
Updating or resetting graphics drivers
- Open the Device Manager.
- Expand the display adapters.
- Right-click on the Intel driver and select Properties.
- Then go to the Drivers tab and select Reset Drivers.
Reinstall the graphics driver
- Open the Device Manager by finding it either from the Start menu or through Win + X -> Device Manager.
- Then expand Display Adapters, right-click on the Intel driver and select Uninstall Device.
- Check the Uninstall driver software for this device option and click Uninstall.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are worried because you see an error message related to Gfxui.exe, don't worry because it has nothing to do with malware. It is a legitimate file from Intel Corporation and is contained in the Intel Graphics Properties component.
- Reboot your system.
- Stop or restart your processes.
- Update the drivers.
- Check for malware.
- Power options.
- Find specific instructions online.
- Reinstalling Windows
- Update the Intel video card driver.
- Reinstall the Intel graphics card driver properly.