Sudden drop in Laptop Performance

Hey guys, I have a new laptop (1 month old). Suddenly I realised that even low processing intensive games are running slow. I'm worried and do you guys have any advice?

Computer Information:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language
Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HP
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion m4 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU D7N96PA#UUF
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.05, 23/5/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 146.16
BIOS Mode UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale Malaysia
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.2.9200.16442"
User Name HP\Raka Gunarto
Time Zone Malay Peninsula Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.15 GB
Total Virtual Memory 12.4 GB
Available Virtual Memory 9.08 GB
Page File Space 4.47 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
a) Check for viruses. Perhaps you have a virus that eats resources in the background.

b) Check for temperatures. If your laptop is overheating then it will run slower.

c) Maybe your laptop has an "economy" mode, that you activated, and now it runs slower so that it consumes less energy and increases battery life?
My laptop is always at high performance mode, it has one of those smart HP chargers so it only runs slower when charging (I don't have it plugged in all the time cuz it ruins bat). Computer operating temp is at 40 C or 50 C from TjMax (100 C). Performed full virus check using antivirus ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6 and Malwarebytes in normal and safe mode, no viruses.
I'm using the Custom Boot mode and disabled everything that is useless and takes up mem too
Did you tweak security settings, such as enabling Data Execution Prevention (DEP) for everything?

(Although in fairness this probably doesn't have a great impact on performance for modern computers.)
Ok, that was a bit of an overkill but sadly it did not work
Do you see any processes taking up a lot of RAM / CPU in taskmgr? If so, which ones?

All the best,
NwN
nope, only 1.5 to 3 GB RAM used out of 7.89 GB available usually, ESET Antivirus uses 100 MB ehich is the largest and SYStem at 95 MB, can't really shut them down cuz I need them
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is it the games itself? i have an i5 that can play civ 5 up to wow, but cant play skyrim (i cried for days) at best graphics w/o going 5fps. it could be something like that
No, its not just the games, it even took 72 secs for task manager to open since the problem.

Oh, and just a question, is hibernating a good idea? Or will it make my computer performance slow after wake
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