Severe Lag in Photoshop CC on Windows 10

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I am experiencing a crippling amount of lag when I attempt to use PS for anything, to the extent that moving the mouse within the program is inconsistent.

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
i7 4710MQ (4-Core 2.5GHz)
8.00 GB RAM (PS uses 6.00)
950m card with newest drivers

I have tried manipulating settings in and out of Photoshop using remedies I found online, but so far the software is still completely unusable. I have run Photoshop on far worse computers in the past and am without any idea what the problem is.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Which specific version of Photoshop are you using? Have you installed all the updates?

Have you checked for video driver updates from your GPU maker?
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Adam Deans

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2015 CC, most recent update to it. And yeah, fully updated all drivers. Of course this is windows ten we're on about so there are still driver issues.
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Do you have a tablet (like a wacom)? Do you have any other custom drivers (mouse, keyboard, etc.)?
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Adam Deans

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Wireless mouse driver, but the problem persists with a standard wired mouse.
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Mary Ann Jankowski Kent

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Me too, though with me it's also with a flickering screen whenever I move the mouse over with a tool or the screen template will change color. I guess some kinks needs to be straightened out. So far I'm trying to stop my desire to return to my previous Window 7 and 8.
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A flickering display usually means a video driver bug, but in a few cases we've also seen third party utilities interfere (like a screen capture app activating when you didn't expect it).
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I did do a self check on the drivers and it says they were updated.However, I did change the graphic settings in the performance to basic and it seems to have stopped. Had seen it posted on the forum.
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So that means it is a problem with the video driver related to shaders.

Make sure you update the driver from the GPU maker, and not Microsoft.
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I know that the driver has issues, and am waiting for a fix, but my problem is just the program updating twice a second in every function, down to mouse movement.