Now looking again my temps on the gpu are sitting at 98C under full load, and the fan is at 100%
I think you found your issue?
Yea I'm going to take it out right now, and re-clean and re-apply and see what happens. IF it fixes it even temporarily I think maybe the thermal paste is bad. Ive had it for almost 2 years since it was first opened. And keeping it in the garage probably didn't help it.
K I reapplied.
Sitting at 37C at idle. Been spectating a game for the last couple minutes. 79C 71% fan speed. GPU Load keeps fluctuating 100%, 14%, 83%, 55%.
The lag/catch....the best way I could describe it would be say your watching a HD video on an underpowered device, and it goes smooth, and then it has a visible spot where like it speeds up because the buffer caught back up. That's the best way I could describe it.
Maxxed at 82C with 76% fan speed.
Ambient temp is 27C
After boot this is what I have.
Resource monitor shows that the biggest ram users on boot are MSMPENG.EXE and Dropbox.exe. According to a quick google, MSMPENG is Windows Defender.
Here is a pastebin of my processes after boothttps://pastebin.com/QMmLBcHS