Might as well see if any of you guys have and idea what’s going on with my PC.
I’m kinda at my wit’s end here with a problem I couldn’t find any solutions (or even similar cases) online.
Windows 10 Pro 21H2 OS Build 19043.1348 / Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0 Ryzen 3700X w/ Noctua NH-D15 (AM4) Asus X470 Crosshair 7 Hero Wifi (UEFI v. 4603, latest one currently) G.Skill Trident Z 2x 8GB 3200MHz CL14 MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB Seasonic Prime Platinum 850W
no OC applied, only Asus’ stupid enhancer thing disabled that maxes out PPT etc
tl;dr - Sometimes upon (cold / re-) booting my PC will lag extremely. Mouse cursor if laggy and unprecise and opened windows (everything new popping up on the display) will slowly build up from top to bottom.
Also, sometimes my mobo will not post but hand at Asus’ Q Code “07” - AP Initialization after microcode loading.
This started about a week ago. My PC suddenly went out and when I powered it on again it would be stuck before post with a q code showing up on the diagnostic led (with the vga led lit up). I hit the reset button and it posted/booted as usual.
Then the trouble with the lag started. Sometimes a reboot fixed that, sometimes my mobo would get stuck before posting and I had to hit the reset button, sometimes it would just take forever to post/boot without any intervention.
I suspected the latest AMD GPU driver to be the culprit and rolled back to a previous version, which seemed to fix the problem but now it has started again.
This issue will also occur in safe mode with no chipset/gpu drivers installed. Randomly. Sometimes there is lag, sometimes there isn’t. Doesn’t seem to make a difference if it’s in safe mode, safe mode + network, normal windows boot.
IF it works, it works.
No BSODs, no black screens (other than before posting, don’t know if those count). No crashes.
One other thing that I noticed is that sometimes my GPU’s memory clock gets stuck at 300MHz. The solution to that also only works sometimes (setting the min/max in Radeon and applying each change individually), today it required a wipe/fresh install of the GPU driver to a newer one.
I have no idea if this is somehow related, but as of today some of my USB ports stopped working (they get power, but no data and Windows doesn’t recognize any device plugged in). Tried uninstalling the individual host controllers but to no avail (AMD 3.10 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft) didn’t show up again after a reboot and USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller shows up with the same yellow triangle again, updating driver doesn’t fix it).
I have no idea what causes this problem. Is it a bug in the latest BIOS version, is it my GPU, is it the motherboard, software or something entirely different?
I hope someone is much smarter than I am and can help figuring this out.
If any additional info is required please let me know.
edit: for some fucking reason that is unknown to me cause it all seems completely random, the USB ports are working again. I have no clue why.