How to Enable the NVidia FPS Counter – Easy Guide

There are many ways to display your PC game’s FPS, but in this post, we will focus only on the NVidia FPS Counter, which comes prepacked with GeForce Experience software. To use the NVidia FPS Counter, you should have an NVidia graphics card, and GeForce Experience installed on your computer.

Before I show you how to enable the FPS Counter, I highly recommend you go ahead and download the latest drivers for your NVidia graphics card. You can do that directly from the GeForce Experience software. Once you’ve installed the latest drivers, follow the steps below.

Step #1: Open GeForce Experience Software

Find the shortcut of the Geforce experience software, right-click on it and choose run as administrator.

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Step #2: Navigate to the Settings

Look for General settings and click on it, then look for In-Game Overlay and click on the settings button.

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Step #3: Enter HUD Layout Setting

Now you should be able to see a list with several different options. Look for HUD Layout and click on it.

How to find HUD Layout settings in Nvidia GeForce experience software on Windows 10 in 2021.

Step #4: Enable the FPS Counter

By now, you can see the FPS Counter option. Click on it, and then on the right side, you should see 4 boxes. These boxes demonstrate the position of the Nvidia FPS Counter on your screen.

Choose your FPS Counter desired position on screen and click back and exit.

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That’s it. You just enabled the NVidia FPS Counter overlay on your computer. By now, once you start playing your favorite game, you should see the FPS Counter on your screen at the position that you previously chose. If your FPS is low, you may consider following my Windows 10 debloat guide, which will help you increase your FPS.

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How to disable the NVidia FPS Counter?

1. Open the NVidia Geforce Experience Software
2. Navigate to General Settings -> IN-GAME OVERLAY -> Settings
3. Click on HUD Layout
4. Turn off FPS Counter

Is NVidia FPS Counter the best FPS Counter available?

There are several better options to display your frames per second than the NVidia FPS Counter.

I did everything you said but still no FPS Counter. Help??

Make sure to restart your game. The settings won’t apply to a game that was running while you changed the settings.

NVidia FPS Counter not showing on some games?

It happens that sometimes the NVidia FPS Counter will not show up on all games. To fix that, you have to add the game’s main executable file to the “Manage 3D Settings” section of the NVidia control panel.

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