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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
CPU
Intel Core i7 7700HQ @ 2.80GHz:
Kaby Lake 14nm Technology
RAM
12.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1197MHz (17-17-17-39)
Motherboard
HP 8394 (U3E1)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
8192MB ATI Radeon RX 580 Series (HP):
Storage
931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA )
a speccy link for my set up is:
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/bPFVJY6MErpGWKluJXyWPQU

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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bb?
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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