Question Acer A514-52G - Slower than usual after BSOD?

Sep 21, 2020
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During my usual solo sessions in Borderlands, I decided to get a glass of water. I accidentally hit the Sleep button instead of the Esc button. When I turned my laptop back on, it greeted me with a BSOD. I simply restarted and continued on, but it wasnt until I launched Skyrim that I noticed my real issue.

It was slower than usual. Three days ago, this game ran mostly smoothly after weeks of optimization edits. But now, it seems to give me a LOT of microfreezes. FPS isn't affected in any way, it's still in the 45-60 range, but idk why it's suddenly stuttering every few seconds. This wasn't the case the last time I launched it. It didn't stutter this much.

On the contrary, though, my heavily modded New Vegas game seems to run perfectly. GTA 5 also seems to run normally, but I noticed really short stuttering.

Games where I noticed a drop in performance, regardless of severity:
Skyrim Special Edition
Fallout 4
GTA V

Is my laptop screwed?

Specs:
Win10 x64 Home
BIOS v1.12
Intel i3-10110u CPU @ 2.10GHz (4 CPUs)
4GB RAM
GeForce MX250 2GB VRAM
118GB SSD
and a 1TB HDD
 
Sep 21, 2020
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Update: Decided to take Saints Row 4 for a spin to see if this was also an issue for it. Even after causing a lot of mayhem in singleplayer, there was no performance drop.
 
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