Gaming laptop used to never lag, now frequently

Mar 21, 2020 7:32PM PDT

hey, i have an odd issue that i cant seem to work around.
i have a moderately good gaming laptop and used to be able to play all of my games, whether it be online or local, at ultra, or comparable settings with minimal lag unless i was running off of battery/heat vent blocked. now recently i've been trying to run Assassins creed: Od and Warhammer, and for some reason, im getting a half a second lag pretty much every 1-2 seconds even while running on the lowest settings. i've updated drivers, checked file integrity on steam, run antivirus, and pretty much everything else i can think of, i just need some help.
im currently running on:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i7 7700HQ @ 2.80GHz:
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
12.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1197MHz (17-17-17-39)
HP 8394 (U3E1)
Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
8192MB ATI Radeon RX 580 Series (HP):
931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA )
a speccy link for my set up is:

im pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.
so far the only way ive gotten anything smoother is moving the refresh rate to 40hz, but that only works for a few minutes at a a time.

thanks in advance.

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Look at that HDD.
Mar 21, 2020 7:39PM PDT

Value BB is too high. Try another drive.

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Mar 21, 2020 7:45PM PDT

i have no idea what value youre referring to. haha.
i was thinking about switching to a ssd anyways, but you think the hdd is the source?

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In the report.
Mar 21, 2020 7:53PM PDT

The HDD and the smart value BB looks terrible.

I'd be sure you have a backup since a drive doing that could be telling you it will fail any moment. You have a chance to save what you have on that drive for a little while.

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