CPU: R5 5600G
GPU: XFX RX 7900 XTX
RAM: 16 GB 3600 MHz Crucial CL 18 RAM
Problem Number 1: GPU under-utilization
This is the lesser of the two problems I am encountering with my new purchase. I am playing minecraft and my computer is stuck at around 200 FPS when clearly it can do more. None of the three above listed components are stressed or hitting the limit. GPU is around 15% utilization, CPU is between 20 and 50% and RAM is only 50% utilized. I have no idea what the reason for this is but this is nowhere close to the biggest problem.
Problem Number 2: Intermittent Peripheral Lag
For whatever reason, whenever there is a load on my GPU, there seems to be a intermittent yet persistent peripheral lag. Mouse cursor would freeze, keys would miss inputs or repeat last inputs, and so much more… This problem seemed to get worse after I did my routine Furmark stress test for ~12 hours.
Troubleshooting Steps Tried:
1: Get a new 7900xtx (This is how I isolated the fact that stress tests are causing this) also note: my old 1070 also had the input freeze problem and yet my older RX 480 (4GB) and Ryzen IGPU had neither of these problems.
2: DDUing my GPU drivers. (I have done this multiple times all cards having this issue, my GTX 1070, my first and second RX 7900XTX)
3: Updating my BIOS
Please I want these problems out of my life, it is seriously annoying not only to gaming but also my browser experience.
Edit 1: The intermittent Peripheral Lag is probably caused by lack of RAM…
I have a stupid habit of keeping an inordinate amount of tabs open in Firefox, the specific instance of modded minecraft is sustaining the ram usage above 15 GB, that is what caused the sustained intermittent peripheral lag. The lag also significantly lessens when I play in fullscreen.
This however does not explain the peripheral lag I get while only a browser is open, so the problem persists.
Edit 2: There is also now a crashing issue that occurs when I try to open the game, the blue screen error codes are not always the same, will keep testing once I have time next week. Does anyone have a good suggestion for a real game-like load to put on my GPU that isn’t furmark? I want to redo my stress tests.