Rhino 7 freezing with textures, materials, raytracing .. very random

Hi, I am having a random freezing problem sometines with textures, rendering, editing materials, etc. After freezing I have to force shut down my notebook. No way to close / reopen rhino. Just upgraded to rhino 7 but same happened in 6. No 3rd party plugins … sys info below.
Any help would be very appreciated.

Rhino 7 SR6 2021-5-7 (Rhino 7, 7.6.21127.19001, Git hash:master @ aec74c050f3ca28ab3cfd6882e9453a52366a9b7)
License type: Educational, build 2021-05-07
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 5.9Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [98% battery remaining]

Hybrid graphics configuration.
Primary display: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (Intel) Memory: 2GB, Driver date: 5-19-2016 (M-D-Y).
> Integrated graphics device with 2 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port
Primary OpenGL: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (NVidia) Memory: 2GB, Driver date: 5-17-2018 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 389.34
> Integrated accelerated graphics device with 2 adapter port(s)
- Video pass-through to primary display device

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: NVIDIA Corporation
Render version: 4.6
Shading Language: 4.60 NVIDIA
Driver Date: 5-17-2018
Driver Version:
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 2 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.6.21127.19001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.6.21127.19001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.6.21127.19001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.6.21127.19001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.6.21127.19001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”

update your drivers for your intel and your nvidia. Both of which are below our recommended spec of 4gb of vram. Even at it’s best this machine will struggle with gpu tasks. However, the driver updates will help.

intel updates here- (use the scanner tool) - https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

nvidia updates here -(use custom/ clean install) - Download Drivers | NVIDIA

Thanks Kyle, that is strange as it was working fine until going from win 7 to win 10.
At the moment it is freezing while navigating inside the render tab, ground plane tab or even a color wheel tab (are these gpu related?) … not running raytrace mode at the moment.

win 10 is more gpu intensive Afaik… someone smarter may have better info. However the bigger issue is most likely the older graphics instructions of your old drivers.

In Rhino 7 all thumbnails are rendered essentially with Raytraced. In Tools > Options > Cycles ensure you are using CPU (it should, but just to verify). Other than that Raytraced is now on CPU. That is probably also very slow if your machine has still a GT 540M, which is wrt rendering prehistoric.