Greetings. Currently, I am trapped in a corner on what to do for this problem that appeared so suddenly. Quite literally overnight, my pc went from one that could run whatever I'd like to at least 60 fps to now something that isn't able to even consistently run a single game. The main problem centers around the idea of input, which includes moving the mouse and hitting keys, that causes the lag. When I don't touch anything, the game (using War Thunder as the example) on low graphics will speed up to around 151 FPS; on max settings, around 80 FPS. Lag extends beyond video games as well, to include anything which has "GPU 0 - 3D" in task manager (as in input in these programs also lags). Moving the window on said programs will lag them out, and sometimes crash whatever I move. GPU utilization will coordinate with how much input is given; moving my mouse across the screen will jump it to 0%, but keyboard input will only dock it about 10% per press. CPU utilization does not correspond, but I can attach it in a future post if needed. War Thunder is initialized using the launcher; I do not touch the keyboard until the game has booted up and utilization sits at around 67%. During the time of no input, at max graphics, the game works at a crisp 60 FPS. The first 30 seconds of the game being open correspond to pressing different keys, then the very dramatic cliffs in the middle correspond to moving my mouse. The last section is only very gentle, slight mouse movement. Power Usage (percentile). Directly corresponds. From top to bottom: Power limit, Voltage limit, and no load limit. Upper value is 1, bottom value is 0. Directly corresponds? Smaller details I've noted: Everything is now locked at 60 FPS, despite being able to reach much higher normally. I have two monitors, and I am unsure if scaling on my display/GPU is causing some of the issue, despite extensive testing with no results. Both monitors (sadly) have a limit of 60 Hz, but I only suggest this as a cause because of the sudden restriction on the FPS despite only a few days ago running at much higher rates, regardless of monitor limit. One (main) uses a Displayport, the other a HDMI. I have had issues in the past and today as well with the 2nd monitor automatically locking to 59 Hz, seeming for no reason. Virtualization is enabled, but I am entirely unsure how to disable it (my BIOS has seemingly locked me out of being able to do much with it; I think I need administrator rights to let me access more options, but I am entirely unsure. BIOS version is Acer R01-A4 ver 2.17.1255; BIOS upgrade seems impossible because in quote from Acer "The R01 and R02 BIOSes are for different motherboards"). Hyperthreading is another option I have enabled, but I am unable to touch. The real question is: do I flash my BIOS in hopes of accessing more options, or work around it if this is the cause of all my troubles? Programs that have hotkeys assigned to them for use, such as ShareX (what I used to capture these screenshots) no longer respond, unless I bring them to the foreground. Updates (I can only assume occurred over night that could have broken everything) include 1. "Intel - SoftwareComponent - 126.96.36.199" and 2. "Intel - SoftwareComponent - 1.38.2020.805". I am entirely unsure how to remove them for debugging purposes, but I assume Windows automatically groups these as "optional updates" and I am unsure why or how they were installed. I only know that they were installed sometime on the day I discovered that I couldn't use my pc anymore. I have a bunch of random drivers, but I am unsure what to do about the extra ones. Disabling them does not affect anything (except for the one that corresponds to the mouse/keyboard I have), however I still find it strange that they exist. Small side note: I have my region and language (not default language, just what unicode programs are read in) in Japanese, because of the ability to play games in the format being otherwise impossible without doing so. Specs: Intel Core i7 6700 @ 3.40GHz, automatically overclocked to 3.70GHz. (8 cores) RAM is 16.0GB 1063MHz (15-15-15-36) Motherboard is for a prebuilt, Acer Predator G3-710 (U3E1) PSU is a LITEON 7501-5 @500 watts Mouse is "Endgame Gear XM1" Keyboard is a Corsair Strafe RBG MK.2 Windows 10 Home (64x) I have tried: >Plugging in my mouse into different slots, reinstalling it's drivers, and trying another mouse >Reinstalling the GPU Drivers using DDU to the original version of the 1080 released at launch, then the latest version, and then the version behind the latest version >sfc /scannow, DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth, chkdsk >Checking for Malware >Checking the polling rates of my keyboard (now at 125) and my mouse (somewhere around 125) >Using MSI Ulti to prioritize my GPU >Rolling back my PC to a previous date >Testing options in the Nvidia Control Panel; using NvidiaProfileInspector (disabled vsync, gsync, ect. and tried again with them just to make sure) >Updating all of my drivers >Banging my head against a wall Any help at all is greatly appreciated. I would just try reinstalling Windows, but I am currently unable to do so as I live out in the middle of nowhere, and all my SSDs are at least halfway full. If I can't do anything about this, it's going to be quite a while until I get to play with my friends again. Thank you for even reading this far.