Reproduction: The title is a bit mysterious, so to see what my issue looks like, run "Furmark", or "BOINC" (gpu accelerated) and then start opening Windows. Everything becomes slower, windows parts get drawn slowly, and so on.
- Opening a new Explorer takes a lot longer.
- You almost see the window get drawn slowly.
The question is: What can cause slow window/elements draw speed, and how can one track and solve this issue?
When does it happen: When I heavily multitask. When I boot the PC, it's snappy. Even if I put load on it, it does not slow. Only if I start to work on a project with 3-4 kind of loads open.
- RAM usage is normal, around ~15GB used out of 24GB.
- CPU is mostly idle / ramping up and down; i7 4770HQ with HT enabled.
- Temperatures are fine, no throttling.
- GPU1 and GPU2 are both idle, both receive very low load.
- The integrated GPU has 128MB dedicated VRAM, 2GB shared, but it's ~10% filled.
- Storage: 2x240GB SSD; 1x1TB 7200rpm 2,5 in bay; 1x2TB 7200rpm external USB3 dock; 1x1TB 7200rpm 2,5 in enclosure; (take that, mac users)
- CPU: i7-4770HQ - stock values - HT enabled.
- RAM: 2x4GB + 2x8GB DDR3.
- Motherboard/model: ASUS G750JZ
- GPUs: Intel HD 4600 (512MB ASUS TurboMaster) + Nvidia GTX880M (4GB vram)
OS: Windows 10 - 10.0.16299 Build 16299
Thought maybe it's Chrome and Vivaldi (and the other Chrome/Blink engine apps) that fill up the VRAM and then cause slowdown, but as I said Task Manager comes back without any proof. Games also run just fine while this happens, so there is no noticeable 3D performance loss coming out of the situation.