How to speed up Nox emulator and improve the performance in Windows 10

NOX is one of the best android emulators ever, which is basically designed to afford PC users the opportunity to enjoy Android gaming experience on their PCs. Almost all games and applications in the Play Store can be installed and played on NOX Player. However, many users have still stated on forums that Nox is laggy and runs slow on PC or laptop.

Do you want to know why is Nox so slow and how to speed up NOX emulator? Depending on your system’s (PC) configuration, space, specs, settings, you will get to a lot of problems while using Nox and playing games on it.

Thus, if you are facing any form of lag while running NoxPlayer on your PC, this tutorial will be showing you some of the most effective troubleshooting fixes, to resolve the lag and improve the performance of NoxPlayer.

NoxPlayer is slow! How to speed up Nox emulator and improve the performance in Windows 10

Method 1. Download the latest version of Nox App Player

First of all, make sure that you have the latest version of Nox App Player installed on your Windows PC. And we recommend you using the latest version so that you can get the best performance.

You can download the latest version of NoxPlayer from this site (Windows only).

Method 2. Disable antivirus software

Some users may experience some emulator lags and don’t know how to fix it. There is one possibility for this problem that NoxPlayer conflicts with the Antivirus software on your computer. Hence, you must disable antivirus software to speed up NoxPlayer. To do that, follow these steps:

1. Double-click the icon that represents your antivirus software like AVG, McAfee, Avast, Norton, etc.

2. Go to your Antivirus dashboard, click on the Real-time protection tab and turn off it

3. Moving on, press Ctrl + Alt + ESC to open Task Manager.

4. Go to the Process tab and select on the Description tab, end all the process which are related to your antivirus program.

Method 3. Reconfigure the RAM and CPU Allocated to NOX

There are many in – NoxPlayer settings such as allocating more processor, more ram, changing the DPI settings, and more for Nox App Player to run more perfectly.

Step 1. Reconfigure the CPU and RAM assigned to NoxPlayer

1. Launch Nox App Player and click the “Settings” button on the upper right of NoxPlayer.

2. Select Performance settings and choose the number of CPU and Memory.

3. Click on Save settings and restart NoxPlayer

If you are still facing lags, you can change the graphics rendering mode (under Advanced settings).

Step 2. Enable High FPS Mode (120FPS)

1. Open Nox App Player and click the “Settings” button on the top right-hand corner of the home page.

2. Select Game settings and enable High FPS mode (120FPS).

3. Click on Save settings and restart NoxPlayer.

Method 4. Enable VT to get better performance

Virtualization is one of the best methods to improve the performance of your system a lot. Here are the steps to enable the Virtual Technology setting on your system:

1. First, you need to check your Windows 10 computer virtualization is enabled or disabled. To do that, download LeoMoon CPU-V to detect your CPU’s capability. Then check result it supports virtualization

2. Enter into BIOS by pressing Delete/F2 continuously while booting the computer.

For example: Desktop: DELL press ESC, others press F12 / Laptop: Lenovo THINKPAD press F1, others press F2

3. Go to Advanced > Processor > CPU > Virtualization or Virtual. Once booted in BIOS, it will display the main screen.

4. Set the VT option to Enabled.

5. Press on the F10 button to save. Then exit.

You may also like: How to enable Virtualization (VT-x) in Bios Windows 10

Method 5. Clean Up Disk Space on NoxPlayer

Clean up disk space can help NoxPlayer to have better performance. Here are the steps to clean up disk space on NoxPlayer:

1. Click the Multi-drive icon on the desktop of your PC or launch Nox App Player and click Mul-drive on the toolbar.

2. Tick the instance that you want to clean and then click the Cleanup button.

3. Or you can clean up the disk while NoxPlayer is running, click the Settings button on the upper right and click Clean & Backup. Select Clean up to clean up disk space.

See more: How to Clean up Cache to make Nox App Player run faster

Method 6. Switch to the high-performance processor

Switch to the high-performance processor can help you speed up, use NoxPlayer without lag and black screen problems. Check this method if you have Intel Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA/AMD Discrete Graphics at the same time.

1. NVIDIA graphic cards drivers

Here are the steps to enable the high-performance NVIDIA graphics card drivers.

1. First, download and install NVIDIA Control Panel if you don’t have.

2. Right-click on your Windows desktop, then select NVIDIA Control Panel from the context menu.

3. Navigate to 3D settings > Manage 3D settings. Switch to Global Settings tab, select the High-performance NVIDIA processor in the drop-down menu of Preferred graphics processor. Click Apply to save changes.

If you only want to activate the higher performance graphic card for Nox App Player, switch to the Program Settings tab, click the drop-down menu underneath Select a program to customize and select Nox App Player.

In the drop-down menu of “2. Select the preferred graphics processor for this program”, select “High-performance NVIDIA processor”. Click Apply to save changes.

See also: How to Fix NVIDIA Control Panel Missing in Windows 10

2. AMD graphic cards drivers

Here are the steps to enable the high performance graphics card for AMD PC with 2 graphic cards:

1. Install AMD Catalyst Control Center. If you don’t have the “Catalyst Control Center”, you need to update AMD driver and make sure to install it this time.

2. Select Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings on the left side Navigation panel, locate NoxPlayer and set its Graphics Settings to High Performance.

3. Click Apply to save changes and then restart your computer.

Method 7. Change Nox to High Priority

Changing Priority of Nox can help the OS to allocate more resources like RAM, Memory, etc. for the emulator. By default, Nox emulator runs on “Normal” priority mode. So you will have to set the priority of Nox to “High” mode which will help the system to give more resources to the emulator. Also, it helps a lot to fix lag and boost FPS in Nox emulator.

Here are the steps to change the priority of Nox App Player:

1. Open Nox App Player.

2. Start Task Manager.

3. Switch to the Details tab, find the Process related to Nox App Player. Change its Priority as High.

Method 8. Adjust power plan setting

Adjust your power plan setting to speedup Nox App Player. Here are the steps to change to High-Performance mode:

1. Go to your Control Panel and search Power Plan in the search box.

2. Choose on the Power Option and set the power plan to “High-Performance” mode.

3. Click Save to save changes.

Method 9. Install Smart Game booster

Razer Cortex: Game Booster improves your PC performance by managing and killing processes and apps you don’t need while gaming (such as business apps and background helpers). This frees up valuable resources and RAM needed for Nox App Player and smoother gaming performance.

To improve the performance of NoxPlayer, follow these steps:

1. Download and install the Smart Game booster on your computer. Visit this page to download Smart Game booster .

3. Scan your computer for the first time.

4. Once the scanning finishes, it will list all the outdated settings.

5. Enable the featured settings.

Method 10. Update your outdated drivers to the latest version

Make sure you frequently update to the latest drivers version if available. Upgrading your outdated graphics drivers helps to reduce most of the rendering lags in Nox App Player.

There are so many software available on the internet which helps to update all your outdated drivers to the latest version by just clicking the Update All button. You can try Driver Easy, which is free and always update their driver’s database every week.

To update all your outdated drivers, follow the steps below:

1. Download and install Driver Easy on your computer.

2. After installation, run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and checks the outdated drivers.

3. Once the scanning is completed, click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the driver that are missing or out of date on your system.

Method 11. Upgrade your computer

Upgrading to a computer with more RAM and faster CPU (with hardware-assisted virtualization) can boost Nox performance significantly.

Nox App Player will work on systems that fulfill the minimum systems requirements.

  • Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor: Multiple core processors which support VT-x or AMD V Virtualization Technology, better performance with this function enabled.
  • Video: The higher performance the better.
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • At least 1.5 GB of free disk space under installation path (for saving the data of the apps/games you may install) and 300MB under system disk
    Internet: Broadband internet connection.

In this video, we are gonna show you how to speed up Nox App Player in Windows 10:


Fixing Nox emulator lag is very easy and simple. You can fix lag in Nox App Player just by following the above-mentioned methods. If the above methods did not work for you, then you should upgrade your computer a little bit.


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