Games running badly after windows reinstall?

Hey guys, so last week I reinstalled windows. I felt it was time to give my system a quick refresh. After doing so, I installed all my updates, got all my graphics drivers, etc and now, my games all run like complete crap. Games I have tested, Battlefield 3, saints row 3, skyrim, mass effect 3. Where before I could play them butter smooth at max settings, now it's unplayable! Please help with any ideas. :/ Specs below.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.0Ghz
4 gb DDR3 ram
Zotac 580 GTX Amp2
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  1. Did you install your motherboards chipset drivers and the latest graphics driver from
  2. Yes. Those were the first things to be done, along with all of windows updates.
  3. Okay, Ive pegged the issue. I downloaded both the latest official driver and beta driver. While the beta driver was said to cause improved performance in a lot of games, it ironically caused bad performance. So running a driver sweeper and reinstalling the official drivers did the trick.
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