Laptop suddenly running slow

output of garuda-inxi:

System:
  Kernel: 5.18.1-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=308b5626-2597-4f46-9f16-a4d882bf2bf0 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.5 tk: Qt v: 5.15.4 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401QM_GA401QM
    v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GA401QM v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: GA401QM.410 date: 12/13/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 37.0 Wh (53.9%) condition: 68.7/76.0 Wh (90.4%)
    volts: 15.8 min: 15.8 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion serial: N/A
    status: charging
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Zen 3 family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0
    microcode: 0xA50000C
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
    L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 398 high: 399 min/max: 1200/4679 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 399 2: 399
    3: 399 4: 399 5: 399 6: 399 7: 399 8: 399 9: 399 10: 397 11: 399 12: 399
    13: 399 14: 399 15: 399 16: 399 bogomips: 105395
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: always-on, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: nvidia v: 515.48.07 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-05) arch: Ampere pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 8 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: none
    empty: DP-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2520 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: AMD Cezanne vendor: ASUSTeK driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports:
    active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1638
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: amdgpu
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
    s-diag: 777mm (30.58")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: TL140BDXP01-0 built: 2020 res: 2560x1440 hz: 120
    dpi: 210 gamma: 1.2 size: 310x174mm (12.2x6.85") diag: 355mm (14")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 2560x1440 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (LLVM 13.0.1 DRM 3.46 5.18.1-zen1-1-zen)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 8 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228e class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Renoir Radeon High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:1637 class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: N/A alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x,
    snd_pci_acp6x, snd_acp_pci, snd_sof_amd_renoir
    pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
    bus-ID: 04:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
  Device-4: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 04:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.1-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: br-80eb1c4c8213 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: unknown
    mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-2: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-3: veth351d7b5 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 3-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 484.3 GiB (50.8%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: HFM001TD3JX013N
    size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 41000C20
    temp: 40.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 250 GiB size: 250 GiB (100.00%) used: 200.24 GiB (80.1%)
    fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 41.8 MiB (8.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 436.52 GiB size: 436.52 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 284.02 GiB (65.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 250 GiB size: 250 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 200.24 GiB (80.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 250 GiB size: 250 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 200.24 GiB (80.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.1 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 43.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2600
Info:
  Processes: 446 Uptime: 16m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.1 GiB
  used: 5.29 GiB (35.0%) Init: systemd v: 251 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: 2255 pacman: 2233 lib: 527 flatpak: 9
  snap: 13 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.16
e[1;34mGaruda (2.6.3-2):e[0m
e[1;34m  System install date:e[0m     2022-01-06
e[1;34m  Last full system update:e[0m 2022-06-07
e[1;34m  Is partially upgraded:  e[0m No
e[1;34m  Relevant software:      e[0m NetworkManager
e[1;34m  Windows dual boot:      e[0m Probably (Run as root to verify)
e[1;34m  Snapshots:              e[0m Snapper
e[1;34m  Failed units:           e[0m plymouth-deactivate.service plymouth-quit.service snapper-cleanup.service 

My laptop stopped running smoothly this after noon while in the morning I had good performance as usual. As you can probably tell from my specs I should have no problem to run Garuda. What could be a problem is that my laptops battery went out while in sleep mode.

But still when logging in it takes about a minute for kde to load and for ssdm the same thing.

I've tried to update my system and it took to 15min and it was not nearly done yet so I force restarted during the update and used a timeshift snapshot from this morning when every thing was running smoothly.

During the update I noticed that linux thought my CPU usage was 100% but the temperature was staying at 40- 50 c° which can't be because usualy under that kind of loads the temperature is 80-95 C°.

I've disabled all the performance and power tweak settings with a power profile of performance but still no improvements.

I'm currently trying to reinstall linux-zen but its taking ages (I'll let you know when its finished)

And what is also weird is that even grub is not as responsive as usual which makes me belive that its a hardware problem.

Do you have any suggestions what I could try?

UPDATE:
Linux-zen finally finished updating but it didn‘t fix the problem.

UPDATE 2:
I‘ve just booted into windows and there the performance seems to be as usual. Which means it can’t be a hardware issue.

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By instinct I would start with the BTRFS part (disable quotas and especially execute a full balance).
Please edit your posts adding further information rather than entering multiple posts, as long as no one answers.

PS: Welcome!

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Thanks for your response but I‘ve just updated my bios and now it runs as normal. Although I can’t really say that it was the bios update that fixed it it might have also been the reboot to Windows or a complete shutdown rather than reboot.

As far was i can tell, the problem was that linux failed to accurately measure the full potential of my cpu and just used very little of it.

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Do I have to add [SOLVED] to the title or is it enough to mark an answer as a solution?

The mark is enough.
It also allows filtering in searches Where topics -> are solved.

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