Desktop Window Manager High GPU Usage in Windows 10

why Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) make high usange gpu?

when I play games or are designing 3D (all games)
dwm.exe rises to 80% or more in the usange gpu column. and make extreme fps drop ...
this strange usually dwm.exe just make ram or cpu usange to be high,
but now they make my usange gpu high. but my CPU, RAM and DISK are normal.

can you advise on this?
windows and my n-vidia drivers are up to date.

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Hi Iksan,

Higher GPU usage is a good thing. It means nothings is stopping the GPU from performing at maximum level to give you the highest FPS it is capable of.

If you have other concern, please don't hesitate to post back.

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i mean is dwm.exe take 75% gpu usange... 

so... the render application or games only get less than 25% (cause all has taken by dwm.exe process)

that make me get a low fps and lagging.

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Let us run the System Maintenance troubleshooter on the computer and check if it helps. Follow the steps below:

  1. Press Windows and X key together and select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Troubleshooting.
  3. Click on View all option on the left side of the Windows.
  4. Click on System Maintenance option.
  5. Click on Next and follow the onscreen instructions.

If the issue persists, run your PC in clean boot. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install/run a program or an update.

You may also try turning off the applications that run in the background. To do so, follow these:

  • Go to Settings > Privacy > Background Apps and turn off "Let apps run in the background".

Do update us with the results.

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Hello Charalampos,

Are you experiencing the same issue as IksanBayuaji? I'll need more information to properly address your concern about high CPU usage issue with the Desktop Windows Manager (DWM). Kindly verify the following:

  • What is the make and model of your computer?
  • Are you getting any error messages?
  • Are you running a specific program when the issue occurs?
  • Have you installed the latest updates for Windows 10?
  • Can you tell me the current OS Build of your Windows 10 system? Click the Start button, type About your PC, press Enter, and then scroll down to Windows specifications to find this information.

In the meantime, I advise updating your device drivers especially your display adapter driver. Your display adapter helps normalize the CPU usage of WDM. If Windows can't find a new driver for your display adapter, you can check the device manufacturer's support website and follow their instructions.

We're looking forward to your response.

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hmmm thanks Devlin Sco.

but on the 3rd month after I asked this. (on march) I have justified the problem itself.
(because of the suggested

JR Julie Ram did not fully succeed) but I really appreciate it.

I analyze what's happening to my device, basically it's like when windows updates, I'm at that time in a less stable version of Build OS... and have an impact on my gpu performance.

the problem feels when I rendering pictures and videos or playing games.

in the event of renewal again, and I think it's stable I disable service windows update.

"ok i'm relieved, my windows have returned to normal",
after 3 weeks the problem reappears. performance of gpu and cpu i back garbled.

with the state of service windows update that I disable
windows can basically force download updates. (and restart itself)

yes since then I enable windows update service and always update my windows, but sometimes still, crashes between windows version and my gpu driver.

anyway thanks for your advice.


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Same problem on my system since i have installed RS4 (Win10 1803) , DWM GPU usage is around 15% to 40% (main GPU1: GTX1080TI , GPU0 GTX1070 not used here).

Task manager says the GPU is used in "3D" mode, even if i'm just displaying "flat" windows.

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Same problem on my system since i have installed RS4 (Win10 1803) , DWM GPU usage is around 15% to 40% (main GPU1: GTX1080TI , GPU0 GTX1070 not used here).

Task manager says the GPU is used in "3D" mode, even if i'm just displaying "flat" windows.

Ive got exactly the same, but only since the last update i think. Now my ASUS STRIX 1070 OC (GPU0) got used by 30-80% in 3D mode by DWM ( Size 61,0 KB (62.464 Bytes) last changedate 12.04.2018 01:34; Version 10.0.17134.1)

Ive got only taskmanager opened, tried with safe-mode startup and got the same result.

Is there ANY MS supporter with knowledge about this out there?

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i have also an Asus Strix 1070OC as GPU0 , but my monitor is on gpu1 and the GPU used is GPU1 (Gygabyte Aorus 1080TI).

I'm almost happy to see someone else with the eaxct same issue, that means this is clearly related to RS4, and not a malware.

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Same problem here... And I have a fricking Zotac 1080ti AMP extreme. The 3D usage is 100%. Not at all times but every 2-3 seconds. This happens whe im using youtube. And not only that... Search is not working... What a buggy update. 

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Same problem here. Strix 1060 6GB. Did a fresh install of Windows 10 and it fixed the problem. Until I started Forza 7. After that DWM started using more GPU in the background. It really ruins the gaming experience when you don't get that stable 60FPS in a racing game. Which causes me to sometimes hit people in the corners. Still no fix for this bull**it? It mostly uses GPU when moving the mouse. Which is ridiculous.

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