[SOLVED] Noticing lag in games I suspect is due to Very High Power Usage

LordMikeus

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Hello wise people. I've been noticing lag in some of my games as of late. Even some I wouldn't expect to be too intense. I've noticed it most on WoW and on Call of Cthulu just tonight (Limited to 60fps as I try to stream it). I have graphics kind of high I guess but due to nothing seeming to be stressed, I can't figure things out. The only problem I can see is that Task Manager says power usage is Very High, despite CPU / GPU / Memory etc all being in perfectly fine states, never a high percentage. I've noticed the issue even when not gaming. Watching a stream on Twitch using Google Chrome shows Power Usage at Very High for Google Chrome.

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 52 °C
Matisse 7nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1333MHz (18-18-18-43)
Motherboard
Micro-Star International Co. Ltd B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) (AM4) 35 °C
Graphics
Dell S2716DG (2560x1440@59Hz)
2769M (1920x1080@60Hz)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Gigabyte) 54 °C
Storage
931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2DM162 (SATA ) 32 °C
465GB Western Digital WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 (SATA (SSD)) 28 °C
232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD)) 37 °C
931GB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB (Unknown (SSD))
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
Razer Nari Ultimate - Game

As it's not mentioned above, my power supply is: EVGA 650 GQ, 80+ GOLD 650W, Semi Modular, EVGA ECO Mode, Power Supply 210-GQ-0650-V3

I've not noticed any unreasonable temperatures myself. I don't really know how best to track down the cause of the issue either since nothing seems to stand out. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!
 

egantz09

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Did you update your gpu drivers recently? Any new software installed or windows update? Check for any new driver for amd ryzen.
 

LordMikeus

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I do think I recently updated my Graphics Drivers. I can't recall if the issue existed before then.
I also recently updated all my motherboard drivers but that was after I noticed the issue so don't think those caused it. I can't see any drivers from AMD Ryzen for my processor, only recommended download was Ryzen Master. I think most of it's updates were handled when I updated the Bios and other drivers using Live Update 6.
I don't think I've done any big Windows updates but I don't tend to notice the small security ones when they happen as it's relativly instant. Only new software I can think of is my nVidia Broadcaster which I use to stop background sound on my microphone.
 

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