I have been searching for 2 days now and have not been able to solve this issue. I have built a new system with the following specs:
CPU: i7-7700k @ 4.2ghz Mobo: MSI B250m-Pro-VHD RAM: 16GB DDR4 @ 2400 Graphics: Nvidia GT730 4GB DDR3 OS: Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3
The CPU usage is abnormally high for xorg after starting and opening one page in chrome and two terminals. This problem is especially noticable when I move windows. It is almost as if the GPU is not handling any of the graphical workload.When I view htop this line catches my attention;
/usr/lib/xorg/Xorg -core :0 -seat seat0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch
just dragging a terminal window will make this process go upt to ~75% and cause the graphics to stutter.
I have tried using nvidia 340 drivers, 384 drivers 390 drivers and nothing seems to make any difference.
What is it that I am missing?