obligatory "I'm poor, can't buy better hardware" disclamer
I'm having an awful issue with the rig I built a while back
the hardware most likely has worn out by now
I would prefer to keep everything on low settings, just to be safe
and the worse part, that sometimes even regular programs like file exploror or discord, normally when downloading updates or copying files, expected to happen, but not to this level
I'm probably am at fault since I usualy install the same programs in every windows installation, but not very easy to isolation the culprit, and it might be something I use in a daily basis on top
EDIT: forgot to say,
my CPU usage is normally between 5% and 30% while idle
my GPU usage is usally lower than 20% in desktop
my CPU usage is no lower tha 80% in-game
my GPU Usage in game is normally between 10% and 40% but often will go down to <5% in a loading screen and spike to 70% or 100% when something happens like a cutscene and go back to <40% while in-game
EDIT 2: probably unrelated, but worth to mention
in many games, the whole thing will freeze when "something" happens, if I pick up an item or an enemy attacks me or similar stuff, it kinda feels like the PC wasn't expecting it to happen do it forces the game to load that thing again (not sure how to decribe better)
Are you running version Adrenalin 22.5.2
Check your Adrenalin settings; click the Graphics tab
Scroll down and click the Advanced option
Scroll down until you find GPU workload. You have 2 options in that tab; Compute or Graphics. I believe it sets Compute by default. Select the Graphics option and see if that reduces your problem. I also think that when you update the Adrenalin drivers you will also have to go back in and reset this option; not sure. But, try that first.
I agree with @Vynski - making sure you have the correct and latest driver for your GPU is important.
In addition, it sounds to me that you may need to do some good old "house cleaning" 😉, meaning:
These are just the basics. Tips you can try before considering upgrading your PC (i.e. mem, GPU, and/or CPU)
Let us know who it goes!