Fix? Nvidia Video Lag & Micro Stutter in Windows 10


I’ve been having this huge video lag/micro stutter problem on and off for months now, and the only way to make it go away is to reboot my machine. It seems to be a totally random occurence too; sometimes it happens, sometimes not.

Strangely, it doesn’t happen when I’m using the integrated Intel GPU – it’s only a thing when I output the video using the NVidia card which is a GTX 1060, 6GB. No amount of “research” or driver updates has fixed this and I’ve wasted countless hours trying to find an answer.

Anyway, this fix has worked for me every single time I used it, and it only takes a few seconds with no reboot required (I stumbled on it by mistake after Windows update kept aggravating me for the umpteenth time…)

  • Ctrl + Alt + Del
  • Task Manager
  • Cortana
  • End Process

If you have this problem, I really hope it helps you out. After all this time, it wasn’t Nvidia causing the issue; it was Redmond all along. I just wish they gave a sh!t – at least pretend to look into it.

The above video is what the stuttering looks like; the fix is included in there too if you’d rather watch than read.


Young is a Jack-of-many-trades. He's lived/worked on several continents for all sorts of companies (and has had his own too.) He meditates with origami and likes coffee, though he really should lay off that stuff.

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