Good evening! I have recently switched back to EndeavourOS after years of using Windows 10 (previously, I simply dualbooted it) and still love it, but I have been somewhat taken aback by how unnaturally slow and clunky it is (especially because there is not much “bloatware”), especially with mouse scrolling feeling extremely slow. Additionally, certain other miscellaneous aspects feel slower but it is difficult to pinpoint (one of which is Discord, but I am aware that the desktop app is an absolute memory hog nonetheless). Any tips to possibly remedy this? Sorry if this exact topic has been posted ad nauseam before. Also, if you need me to elaborate more, please let me know.
For the mouse, my mouse is a Logitech G502 Hero, and any other necessary specs will be supplied if needed.
Is the slow mouse scrolling application-specific? If so, what applications are affected? Browser? Scrolling through large PDF documents? Please be more specific.
Is the system still slow after you reduce the number of running processes? What is the CPU usage like when the scrolling is slow? I see that you have 16GB of RAM installed, but up to 11GB was in use even though you only have 381 processes running. On my system, running the same number of processes took less than 5GB of RAM. It seems to me that you have many resource-hungry processes running in the background when the lag occurs. Are you perhaps running a VM? Are those processes performing CPU-intensive tasks? If they are, they might slow your system down. If you find that the lag goes away after after you reduce the number of running processes, then there is probably nothing you can do about it because the lag is caused by the fact that your hardware simply isn’t capable of handling your computing workload.