Maxed resources?

Something strange is happening and I cant figure if out. Ive been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 for nearly 200 hours. Other than an occasional hick up. it has ran great/. At 10:00 this morming it was running great. Go to play it tonight and it immediately maxes out CPU usage to 99% slows down to 1-2 fps. and all tht is before i can get started on the game. which I'.ve dome everthing i iknow to short and slows down to 1-2 frames a second. Anyone ran in to this issue before? any help is appreciated

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System:
  Kernel: 6.4.7-zen1-3-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=17d9134e-705b-401f-8855-87098b482bdf
    rw rootflags=subvol=@ quiet quiet rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=4340d6ff-bc5f-4b71-8031-81bba7025333 loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.7 tk: Qt v: 5.15.10 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-dy2xxx v: N/A serial: <superuser required> Chassis:
    type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 87FE v: 57.20 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI v: F.21 date: 03/21/2022
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.7 Wh (100.0%) condition: 39.7/41.0 Wh (96.7%) volts: 12.9 min: 11.4
    model: HP Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: full cycles: 16
CPU:
  Info: model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Tiger Lake gen: core 11
    level: v4 note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 10nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8C (140) stepping: 1
    microcode: 0xAA
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache: L1: 320 KiB
    desc: d-4x48 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 5 MiB desc: 4x1.2 MiB L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3000 min/max: 400/4200 scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: performance
    cores: 1: 3000 2: 3000 3: 3000 4: 3000 5: 3000 6: 3000 7: 3000 8: 3000 bogomips: 38707
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915
    v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 process: Intel 10nm built: 2020-21 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,
    DP-2, DP-3, DP-4, HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Chicony HP TrueVision HD Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-3:4 chip-ID: 04f2:b6f1 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.2 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22") s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x0991 built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 142
    gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64") diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 23.1.5 renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) direct-render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
    bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401
  API: ALSA v: k6.4.7-zen1-3-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss type: oss-emulator
    tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.76 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse status: active
    2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 4: pw-jack type: plugin
    tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: rtw_8821ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8821ce port: 3000 bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:c821 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth Radio driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1
    mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-10:6 chip-ID: 0bda:b00e class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block:
    hardware: no software: yes address: <filter>
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd v: 0.6 port: N/A
    bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a0b rev: class-ID: 0104
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 1.36 TiB used: 717.58 GiB (51.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model:
 WD BLACK SN770 1TB
    size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 tech: SSD
    serial: <filter> fw-rev: 731100WD temp: 37.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Samsung model: PSSD T7 size: 465.76 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB rev: 2.1 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: SSD
    serial: <filter> scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 39.06 GiB size: 39.06 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.29 GiB (36.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 1000 MiB size: 998 MiB (99.80%) used: 147.3 MiB (14.8%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 858.4 GiB size: 858.4 GiB (100.00%) used: 565.77 GiB (65.9%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 39.06 GiB size: 39.06 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.29 GiB (36.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 39.06 GiB size: 39.06 GiB (100.00%) used: 14.29 GiB (36.6%) fs: btrfs
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.27 GiB used: 15.2 GiB (99.5%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 33.07 GiB used: 7.31 GiB (22.1%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 77.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-2: 0
Info:
  Processes: 312 Uptime: 58m wakeups: 2119 Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est. available: 15.27 GiB
  used: 7.22 GiB (47.2%) Init: systemd v: 254 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 13.2.1 Packages: 1871 pm: pacman pkgs: 1857 libs: 559 tools: octopi,pamac,paru,trizen
  pm: flatpak pkgs: 14 Client: shell wrapper v: 5.1.16-release inxi: 3.3.28
Garuda (2.6.16-1):
  System install date:     2023-08-04
  Last full system update: 2023-08-05 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Failed units:            
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Check in a resource monitor like btop or htop to see what is holding down the CPU.

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As far as I can tell, it's steam thats doing it but its not making any sense. There was no update that I'm aware of. I tried booting into a snapshot and it sent me directly to maintenance mode. Something happened. I was just hoping it had happened to someone else smarter than me who knew how to fix it. Here's a screenshot of HTop. It's Steam. Why its beating the hell out of core #6 I dont know. I'm afraid my knowledge of how it doles out the work to the different cores is nonexistant. I aint got that far yet.

You’re hoping another user has your problems? Have you tried a Google search on that?

Also, your system needs rebooting. See if that changes things.

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Maybe you need to delete the related caches or configs because something got messed up there. It must be somekind of conflct or corrupted files, I think.

Other options.. Try different proton version.

Backup the important files first!

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