Laptop is suddenly super slow

As the title says, my laptop is running very slow. Even with nothing open, its framerate is choppy at best, and it takes almost three times as long to open or load apps. When in an app, framerate is abysmal. Things to note are that I’ve tried scanning it from two different sources, and it’s also up to date with windows updates. Another thing is that the GPU maxes out completely when opening any and all apps, no matter how small they are, and the fans never come on at all even though they used to when using some apps.

Thanks for the input in advance, I hope something works

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If it seems related to charge, this is probably what your looking for:

It’s a well-known and described issue, and I’ve been told they are working on it! For the meantime, I’ve just been unplugging the machine when it gets to 84%ish charge and it goes back up to speed.

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You didn’t mention what OS you are on.

My system did the exact same thing the other day.

I’m running W/10 and yep… Later it offered an update.

I have found that Microsoft constantly using massive resources in the background and not telling me is often the case of the slowing down I experience on occasion.

However, do look at the power / charge level vs clock mentioned too.

Not just windows, this is affecting me on Ubuntu 21. Haven’t been able to pin down the issue yet.