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Question !!!SERIOUS HELP!!! with system slowdown/micro stutters

Jun 26, 2020
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When I open a program such as CCleaner, Norton, Rekordbox and a few others etc. it appears the computer drops to a low frame rate and my mouse will lag for a few seconds and sometimes skips across the screen, windows appears to slow down like a lag spike, its odd and lasts for a few seconds and then go back to normal speed operation. I assumed it was because of hardware acceleration but none of the apps have it an an available option. When I look under processes and performance tabs, I don't see anything spiking that would cause a system slowdown, what could cause this? I have the newest drivers for GPU, mouse, keyboard, motherboard, LAN, audio and all the latest windows updates installed as of 6/26/20. Here is a small video I made showing the lag.

https://linustechtips.com/main/uploads/monthly_2020_04/Stutter.mp4.e548f42c3acae8a18ca8bf4a42727ac7.mp4

My specs:
Windows 10 Pro Version 2004
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
ASUS ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (BIOS v2010)
32GB DDR4 3600mhz G.Skill Trident Neo Z
RTX 2070 Gigabyte Aorus OC (451.48 driver)
ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB
Samsung 850 Evo 2TB
EvGA SuperNova 850 P2 Platinum
NZXT Kraken X63
Razer Viper Ultimate
Xtrify M4
Glorious Model 0-
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 1440p 27”
Dell SE2719HR 1080p 27”

Things I’ve tried
  • 4 different mice (issue continues)
  • Tried monitor at 60, 120, 144, 165hz (issue continues)
  • Reset all BIOS settings to default (issue continues)
  • Cleared CMOS (issue continues)
  • Clean boot (issue continues)
  • SAFE MODE (NO ISSUES EVERYTHING WORKS)
  • Updated to latest GPU drivers (issue continues)
  • Updated to latest motherboard drivers (issue continues)
  • Updated to latest Windows updates (issue continues)
  • Formatted 10 times (issue continues)
  • Checked process manager and see no RAM/CPU usage spikes (issue continues)
  • Disabled all startup apps (issue continues)
  • Swapped GPU (issue continues)
  • Installed Windows 10 Pro on 2 different SSD’s (issue continues)
  • Checked motherboard and processor temps, no alarms (issue continues)
 
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Jun 26, 2020
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Can anyone help me figure this out as I also believe it causes input lag within games, I just can’t figure out what is causing the slow down in windows desktop opening these applications, it’s driving me nuts.
 

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