keystrokes and mouse clicks lag after PC has been on all night.


Thready

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Windows 11, version 10.0.22631 Build 22631
System Model X570 Phantom Gaming 4
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor, 3701 Mhz, 12 Core(s), 24 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P4.30, 2/23/2022
GPU Nvidia RTX 2070 with latest Game ready driver 555.99

RAM: 32 GB 3200
C: drive is NVME Gen 3

I'm having a frustrating problem that just cropped up a few weeks ago and I don't know how to go about diagnosing it. I leave my PC on all night to take care of iDrive and Synology backups. I've had this routine since September 2023 with no problems. I only ever restart my PC for updates or hardware and software changes, etc. Never because the performance goes bad.

Every morning when I come to my PC, I start my writing project for the day in MS Word. My keystrokes are laggy. My keystrokes freeze and then a second later everything I typed during the freeze shows up. When I'm editing a photo in Lightroom, my mouseclicks and scroll wheel freeze and then it's like they rush to make up for the freeze. I do macrophotography and I have to scroll in to see detail and it's frustrating because the scroll will take a half second to get there. With Lightroom, there is a standard preview where when you scroll in, it shows the detail better. It usually takes tenths of a second. Now it takes a whole second.

I check my task manager and everything is normal. There isn't anything taking up a disproportionate amount of resources. My RAM is only using 8 GB and my CPU is about 10%. Nothing is ever going up to 100%. My Malwarebytes is not running a scan. There is no heavy ethernet activity.
My cooling is fine. I run a large air cooler and I don't OC my CPU. My cooler ramps up during heavy activity and ramps back down like normal. My GPU fans ramp up during games or heavy editing and ramp back down fine. There's not a lot of dust in it. I dusted it this spring.

I don't have a lot of startup programs other than lightweight stuff.

I included a tasklist that I copied and pasted from CMD. "tasklist /FO csv"

One thing I thought it was, was maybe a Battlefield 2042 problem. I played Battlefield 2042 yesterday and this happened today. I'd have to test that out over a week though, playing it one day, not playing it the next, and seeing if the problem changes. Some people said 2042 has a memory leak issue, but I'm not educated enough in that to know if that's it.

I don't even know how to go about diagnosing this issue. One time, with a different issue, someone asked if my RAM is compatible with my motherboard. I've had the same RAM for 3 years. I bought it right after covid prices went back down. It's been fine. I even tested it with memtest and there were no problems. I don't know what an incompatibility would bne in the first place. I got it from Newegg and it's normal consumer RAM, not server RAM.



Any ideas on how I can diagnose this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all.
 

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    Me
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    Ryzen 5 3600X
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    ASROCK Gaming 4 Phantom Z570
    Memory
    32 GB 3200
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    RTX 2070
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    Asus MX27AQ
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Try clean boot state.

 

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    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
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    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
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    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
I turn my PC off at Night, and my TV.
 

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Overheating can also cause this problem.

Install all Windows updates.

See installing the newest or oldest version of graphic card driver helps.

Scan for malware infections with MalwareBytes.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Could it be the CPU is thermal throttling due to high temps because the thermal paste has dried out? What does the temperature and utilization for the CPU look like?
 

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    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
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    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Stock
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    Stock
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    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender that came with Windows
Could it be the CPU is thermal throttling due to high temps because the thermal paste has dried out? What does the temperature and utilization for the CPU look like?
In HWMonitor, all the temps for CPU readings have a MAX under 70C. And just now I finished a 30 minute game of Battlefield
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Me
    CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600X
    Motherboard
    ASROCK Gaming 4 Phantom Z570
    Memory
    32 GB 3200
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 2070
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus MX27AQ
    Hard Drives
    Too many to count!

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