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Windows 7: Please explain nVidia nvvsvc.exe and nvxdsync.exe processes.

23 Sep 2011   #1
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 
Please explain nVidia nvvsvc.exe and nvxdsync.exe processes.

I don't understand. Do these processes have anything to do with actual functioning of the driver?
I have 2 nvvsvc.exe processes, and 1 nvxdsync.exe process.

What exactly are the 2 nvvsvc processes for? What do they do?
I guess these are both necessary for nVida advanced features/effects?

What exactly does the nvxdsync.exe process do?
I can't figure out how to turn it off. How do you turn it off?


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23 Sep 2011   #2
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

I have both of these running, and I only want/need/have the driver installed myself. Why do you want to turn them off?

"Provides system and desktop level support to the NVIDIA display driver"

Leave it alone IMO. Or turn it off (just Disable the service, which AFAICT is responsible for both running) and let us know if you suffer any consequences from it.
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23 Sep 2011   #3
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Are they causing any problems? Are you running out of memory or your cpu is too slow to handle two small files running in the background? If not please leave them alone. nVidia wouldn't have put them there if they weren't needed.

TheHunter from guru3d posted this,"its also for gpu idle states aka power management, DPC latency issues and few more things." and another user from the same thread said the control panel had issues w/o the service.
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23 Sep 2011   #4
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

There's no problem. It doesn't matter how much memory you have. If I don't need a program, then it doesn't need to run in the background. Which one are you referring to? I can't tell what anything is for.

I'm pretty sure one of the nvvsvc.exe processes is necessary for functioning of graphics features. But I can't tell if the other one is just meant to run the nvxdsync.exe. Nor does there seem to be a way to disable the nvxdsync.exe process.
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23 Sep 2011   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If my understanding is correct. nvxdsync.exe allows access to the control panel & settings, as well as applying them to profiles etc.


I would leave it alone.
If its a matter of trying to reduce memory & resource useage, it only uses about 7mb of memory.
If thats a issue, there are much bigger issues present to worry about.
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23 Sep 2011   #6
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson
Which one are you referring to? I can't tell what anything is for.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crimson
What exactly does the nvxdsync.exe process do?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87
TheHunter from guru3d posted this,"its also for gpu idle states aka power management, DPC latency issues and few more things." and another user from the same thread said the control panel had issues w/o the service.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster
.....If that's a issue, there are much bigger issues present to worry about.
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23 Sep 2011   #7
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If my understanding is correct. nvxdsync.exe allows access to the control panel & settings, as well as applying them to profiles etc.


I would leave it alone.
If its a matter of trying to reduce memory & resource useage, it only uses about 7mb of memory.
If thats a issue, there are much bigger issues present to worry about.
Like what? It's not really a matter of anything that opening/running something that is unnecessary.
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23 Sep 2011   #8
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Like what, what?

Jeez, if power state management, control panel function support & latency control is unnecessary to you then by all means disable it and end the QQ.
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23 Sep 2011   #9
crimson

Windows 7 Retail
 
 

Like bigger issues to worry about that Wishmaster stated. I never said any of that was unnecessary. I was asking a question regarding 2 processes.
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24 Sep 2011   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

After re-reading my post, it seemed it may have come off as rude. If so, did not mean it in that way.

I only meant...

Those 2 processes are needed in order to take advantage of everything the driver is capable of.
The resources the consume is very little & should have no major impact on overall PC performance.

If they are & its come down to needing to disable things such as this to gain more resources, due to things being slow overall for example, then there may bigger problems such as...

Hardware upgrades needed, more RAM and/or faster CPU, a virus, or any other number of issues that could be causing the PC to be slow.



If on the other hand, your merley asking what they are for, they are needed and best left as they are.
Theres really nothing to be gained by disabling them, other than crippling the driver.


Some users tend to over tweak things, and disable services which ends up actually cause more harm than good, with no gains for the most part to insignificant gains at best.

I used to do the same thing, BTW.

Now if you really dont care about all of those settings, and truly do not want those services running...
You can un-install the Nvdia control panel and use the driver from Windwos update.
Or perhaps install just the driver from the package, but I believe it will install those services still.

It should be a basic driver from Windows Update, without anything extra.
But you will loose out on the advanced features for Gaming and Video Rendering.


My advice, install everything but the 3D drivers and leave the services enabled.
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