This is, admittedly, a minor issue. But in my experience, minor issues that crop up with computers ultimately lead to MAJOR ones later. So I'm going to try to nip this in the bud before it becomes a problem.
First off, it isn't my computer that the issue is with. It's my Partner's computer, a Dell Laptop. I believe it's an Inspirion 15, 3000 series, and he uses Win 8.1. The issue started cropping up very recently; the screensaver -- he uses "3D Text" -- started being super choppy and laggy. It doesn't do this when in preview mode, only when the actual screensaver is running. And because it lags while running, there's a delay in returning to the desktop too.
Any idea what might be causing this, or how to fix it?
UPDATE: Computer no longer enters screensaver mode AT ALL. As I thought, this "minor" issue has become a major one.
UPDATE 2: Apparently the slowness is starting to affect the normal functions of his computer as well, not just his screensaver ad coming back from it. I'm not sure what, though, since he's too panicked to tell me exactly how. He's set the screensaver to "Blank Screen", and it's still lagging while coming out of screensaver.
Edited by DariRyu, 28 June 2017 - 08:11 AM.