Hey guys, new user here. So if im posting this in the wrong place please just let me know, or if the mods want to move it thats fine too!
I recently just bought a computer, and spent some money on it and for it to lose performance in a month is disheartening. Some of the main specs are as follows::
Intel i7 7700 Quad Core 4.2Ghz
16gb of Ram
If you need anymore info please let me know...Now to my problem...
When I first got the computer it was working beautifully. I downloaded RainMeter to keep an eye out the usage of the computer and it was NEVER over 20% Either CPU usage or RAM usage...Then all of a sudden like 3 days ago everything just started to slow down. I use video editing software and JUST MOVING THE CURSOR makes the CPU usage jump to 80% ( this did not happen previously). Certain games I was playing on MAX MAX MAX settings no longer run as smoothly. My ram and SWAP?? Usage is up to like 70% when preciously it was at like 30%.
No matter what I had open, what I was doing it was never NEAR 80% now it jumps to just random intervals and its really infuriating cause I just dropped a lot of money on this, and have a big stream coming up.
Does anyone have any idea of why this would happen? Is it a virus? Or something like that? Would a full factory reset fix this? (I would do it as I don't have a lot of stuff on this pc and I could always back up the files) Is that an option I should look into?
Please guys any more info you need from me would be no problem just let me know! Thanks in advance for any and all help I receive!