One day my Computer started being extremely slow when opening a new tab, playing videos and games, etc. but it would start up just fine and work okay-ish when working within the same document or browser tab without switching.
After running memtest I concluded it must be my Memory which I promptly switched out but to no avail. I just formatted, reinstalled Windows 10, downloaded HWMonitor and noticed the following -
My CPU clock speed is extremely low. This is not exclusive to Idle mode and actually stayed at 800 MHz max even when trying to play games etc.
Now I'd like to know the reason for that before going out and buying a new CPU only to realize it was the Mainboard or a software issue all along. Is there anything I can do or diagnose further? My power settings are "balanced".
Thanks in advance!