NVIDIA Control Panel keeps crashing on Windows 10

Your NVIDIA Control Panel crashing can be one of the most painful experiences on the computers that come with graphics card from NVIDIA. This is so because several useful controls can be toggled using the NVIDIA Control Panel. The causes for this issue could be – Toggling of Output Dynamic Range to be Limited, messed up the integrity of configuration for Power supply for the graphics card and more.

NVIDIA Control Panel crashes on Windows 10

The following methods should be highly effective to resolve NVIDIA Control Panel crashes on Windows 10:

  1. Toggle the Output Dynamic Range.
  2. Change Power Management and Vertical Sync settings.
  3. Reinstall the latest drivers.

The NVIDIA Control Panel takes a few minutes before it actually crashes. During this time, you could carry out these tasks.

1] Toggle the Output Dynamic Range

You could try to navigate to the following path: Display > Change resolution.

On the right side panel, scroll a little to find the Output Dynamic Range drop down.


Select Full from the drop down.

Apply the changes, and your problem should be likely resolved.

2] Change the Power Management and Vertical Sync settings

Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and navigate to the following path: 3D Settings> Manage 3D Settings.

For your processor on the right side panel, set the Power Management to be  Prefer Maximum Performance.

NVIDIA Control Panel keeps crashing

And for Vertical Sync set it to be Off.

Select the Apply button on the bottom right portion of the window and see if it helps.

3] Reinstall the latest drivers

Display Driver Uninstaller is a lightweight and portable software that helps you to uninstall and remove NVIDIA drivers and packages completely from the Windows system.

After that, you can download & install the latest version of the NVIDIA Graphics Drivers from nvidia.com.

I hope this helps you.

Related read: NVIDIA Control Panel Access denied.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.