Question PC very slow despite good gear

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Hello everyone! I really need help, I custom built this PC and it used to run games smoothly and flawlessly, PUBGM at 60fps and now it runs it at 12 fps, fortnite before 300 fps and now barely 30. Please help.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/25651068 Here is my benchmark. (after updating all the drivers and restarting)
 
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MADD617

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Thermal throttling, virus or malware. Perhaps both?

Cpu temps?
Cpu cooler? Check to see if it still runs? Old thermal paste hasn't dried out?

Done any virus scans lately?
Give Adwcleaner a try: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
Regarding thermal paste that may have dried out: I have an i7 870 (since 2011/when it was modern) and I didn't replace the thermal paste until a year or so ago. I have followed instructions for the AS5, and tried twice, but the temps are worse. They weren't bad before though, huge mistake. So imo, the thermal paste wouldn't have dried out, unless there are some very different operating conditions (I do put my pc to sleep frequently (set to 10 min), so there are a number of heating/cooling cycles).
 
What might have changed since all was well?

Check your idle temperatures using HWmonitor.
You should see 10-15c. over ambient if your cooler is mounted well and functioning.

If you see much higher, it is likely that your cpu cooler has come loose and needs to be remounted.
 
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What might have changed since all was well?

Check your idle temperatures using HWmonitor.
You should see 10-15c. over ambient if your cooler is mounted well and functioning.

If you see much higher, it is likely that your cpu cooler has come loose and needs to be remounted.
What do I look at on the software? There's alot of values
 
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That definitely points to thermal throttling.
What's the cpu cooler?
Have you cleaned it lately?
Reapplied thermal paste? It does dry out after a few years or so.
I just opened it and found out that they was a extra wire that was interfering with the fan, and that the fan was loose. I pressed the bolts that were on the corners of the fans and it's pretty stuck now and I put the wires in the corner of the case. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/25755403 is my benchmark now but still. It's not decent at all. I got this PC on November 18 2019. I guess I should still reapply thermal paste.
 

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It's fairly standard for a custom-built gaming PC to use some kind of aftermarket heatsink and fan for the CPU and for the computer case to have 2x 120mm or 140mm air intake fans at the front and one air exhaust fan at the rear of the case.

This allows for long gaming sessions, as the CPU and/or GPU won't thermal throttle and reduce performance.
 
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It's fairly standard for a custom-built gaming PC to use some kind of aftermarket heatsink and fan for the CPU and for the computer case to have 2x 120mm or 140mm air intake fans at the front and one air exhaust fan at the rear of the case.

This allows for long gaming sessions, as the CPU and/or GPU won't thermal throttle and reduce performance.
I uninstalled and reinstalled AMD drivers. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/25756208 is what I have now but I don't understand why after not even a year of usage it is starting to degrade.
 

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I uninstalled and reinstalled AMD drivers. https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/25756208 is what I have now but I don't understand why after not even a year of usage it is starting to degrade.
2 things with your latest result.
1)You have really high activity going on in the background eating up resources. What else were you running at the time?

2)Your storage drive is almost full.
I'd also suggest you check your HDD's health as well. If you don't already have the software for it, you can download and run Crystal Disk Info: https://crystalmark.info/redirect.php?product=CrystalDiskInfoInstaller
 

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Other thing,your motherboard is this one ,
MotherboardASUSTeK H81M-K

according to the benchmarktool is your bios date,

BIOS Date20130819

which is about the first release bios according to the Asus site. Latest bios is "Version 3602 from2018/04/12" it would be good to update that.

came accross this

*Before using the new Intel 4th Gen Core processors, we suggest that you first download the BIOS updater for new Intel 4th Gen Core Processors and then update the BIOS using this tool.
you use the 4th gen so might be good to download that tool and use that to update to the latest bios.
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z87-K/BIOS_updater_for_Gen_4th_Intel_Core_CPU.zip

Haven't used this so you probably need to download the latest bios too too make this work.
H81M-K BIOS & FIRMWARE | Moederbord | ASUS Nederland
maybe with the tool you will be able to search for the bios ,but would imo be good to have it on the pc already so you can choose the folder in wich it is (unpack it!).

Can just try and flash the bios via the tool there (ASUS EZ Flash 2 ) since already using the 4th gen and the bios update tool should be used before using 4th gen. Would make things easier and flashing from the bios is always to be preferred.
 
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