Youtube DRAMATICALLY slowing down my entire laptop

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Mega-Japan

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First, what I have:
Windows 10 Pro
Core i7 5700HQ
16Gb DDR3 RAM
2 mSATA Samsung SSD in RAID 0
Nvidia GTX 980m

What the problem is:
Whenever I load a youtube video, my laptop slows down like crazy. And I mean, everything slows down. As if I'm using my laptop at 2 FPS. Mouse jumps. The youtube video itself is super choppy as if playing in slow motions. Everything becomes slow. As soon as I close the youtube tab, everything is back to normal.

I tried doing some quick research before posting this. And here's what I've found out:

-It's not adblock or any chrome extension. I tried running youtube on incognito mode with all extensions off, same problem happens.

-As a matter of fact, it isn't exclusive to chrome. I tried watching a youtube video on Edge, and the exact same thing happens.

-I cleared all the cache and history on chrome, didn't make a difference.

-I thought perhaps is my bitdefender but I honestly can't tell. I did a full system scan with it and it found nothing.

Here's what my task manager looked during the problem:



Those huge mountains on CPU and DISK 2 are during the time I had the youtube tab up. Needless to say, watching a youtube video is impossible regardless of the browser I use.

This problem began today (as in, it was perfectly fine yesterday). I haven't installed any new program or anything so honestly I do not have any idea what might be causing this.

Does anyone have any idea what could possibly cause this problems and perhaps how to fix it?
 

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Restarting is only a temporary fix. After a few hours of computer use, the lagging begins again. I have no idea what could potentially be causing this.
 
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