GT 540M Suddenly Slows Down to a Halt

Hi People

Firstly My Specs:
> I-7 2630QM 2.0GHz
> 8 GB RAM
> 2 GB Dedicated VRAM (GT540M)
> 750 GB HDD (Free 100GB, Single Partition)
> Windows 7 Home 64 Bit SP2 (Auto Update Off)
> Nvidia 310.90 Drivers (Downloaded from NVidia at size of 220MB)

For Games, I have Assassins Creed Complete Lineup, Hitman Absolution, Warfighter, Farcry 3, Black Ops II, Battlefield 3

Prior to 2 days ago, everything moved along just fine. Yielding FPS at 24-32 on 1366x768. I use a 32 inch FullHD LED Monitor via HDMI version 1.3

After having done some browsing, now everything that utilizes graphics slows down more than 50%.

Heck, Assassin Creed gets really choppy, Hitman cannot even load.

I have not updated the drivers either for Nvidia or windows, and when I scan the whole drive using MSE Full scan, everything is reported fine and dandy.

Anybody can help me out? Is my last resort Full System Restore / Reinstall? It's quick with the recovery partition but installing the latter programs are a pain.

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  1. Just a shot in the dark but download ccleaner or something similar to do a registry scan
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