I really was hoping I wouldn't have to bring my problems to a personal thread asking for help, but I figure there's something to learn here instead of taking the expected route of reformatting my system.
To the point, my computer is a compilation of somewhat older generation hardware, built as a general use and steam source era gaming machine. Since having had it and installing Windows 7, there's always been a couple of quirks that'd be expected from old hardware, mixing an AMD CPU with an NVIDIA GPU and the like. I'd like to think I have had enough computer experience to diagnose and resolve driver conflict issues, or pinpoint malware symptoms (Which thankfully I've not had the misfortune of having to deal with.)
This situation's certainly new to me. Lately doing things like playing games that usually don't give my system any stress or limit multitasking, as well as just browsing on firefox have turned into a task of patience and hang times, even typing this post has occasional stalls where the text will catch up with me after the process recovers from a hang. I've gone through what I'd consider the usual list of diagnosing a system by checking over any new installs creating a fuss, windows updates, monitoring activity with process explorer and running malware tests (Many of which I've learned from here)
I'm totally stumped, I've even gone as far to try and spot irregular DPC activity, but no matter where I have turned down the rabbit hole of fixing this issue, I've come up to what would be considered normal computer behavior. So much so that the problem will outright stop for no apparent reason.
I'd really appreciate any help I can get in finding out what the culprit for this behavior is, before I'd have to take steps in throwing a fresh windows installation into the equation.
EDIT: Seems there's more to the problem now as well, I can't seem to update to the latest GPU driver for my card.
Edited by UnoriginalUsername, 09 September 2017 - 08:50 AM.