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I would consider the laptop accident a possible cause of the slow performance, so you can focus on checking the health of the hardware components.
For example, you can scan the hard drive to discard that there are problems on your disk. Check the device manager and look for any error codes, too.
Putting faulty hardware aside, performing a clean installation of your operating system can help you reduce the chances of running into errors and other issues when running your applications and games.
Keep in mind that tuning up your system is one of the easiest ways to increase performance. Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your system.
I would like to gather basic system information. Please scan it using the Intel® System Support Utility. Follow the steps below:
1.Download the Intel® System Support Utility and save the application to your system here.
2.Open the application and click Scan to see system and device information. The Intel® System Support Utility defaults to the Summary View on the output screen following the scan. Click the menu where it says summary to change to Detailed View.
3.To save your scan, click Next and click Save. You can save the file to any accessible location on your computer.
4. Attach the report to this thread.
Let me know about your findings when you open up your laptop.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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To me, this sounds like the drop caused the processor to separate from its heatsink/heatpipe (at least temporarily, mucking up the thermal interface material (TIM, a.k.a paste) between the two). The system is running so hot as a result that it is throttling performance all the time. AS quick check of the processor temperature should identify if this is the case.