Just recently, whenever I start mining my PC slows to a crawl. I have been mining for a few months and using my PC (with a 1080 ti) perfectly fine at maximum intensity. Now even if I set it to intensity 1 it still slows down my PC significantly (I can tell because when on youtube the FPS of the video drops significantly). I have been trying to find the bottleneck but I can’t find anything. My CPUs utilization is low, my RAM and VRAM is no where close to being filled and at intensity 1 my GPU utilization is sitting around 90%. It’s possibly got something to do with firefox because I switched from Chrome to Firefox at the same time this started happening, but that would be bizarre, especially since it’s slowing the entire system and not just the browser.
Also, I’m using Gentoo Linux and the EWBF CUDA miner. Any help will be appreciated