Is there a way to troubleshoot potential hardware problems that may be slowing down my machine?

Yes, there is. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot hardware problems that may be slowing down your machine:

1. Check your system temperatures – Use a software tool like Speedfan or HWMonitor to check the temperature of the various components in your machine. If any of them are running too hot, consider replacing them or upgrading your cooling system.

2. Run system diagnostics – Run the Windows System Diagnostics tool to check for possible causes of hardware problems. This tool can help identify any hardware-related issues that may be causing your computer to slow down.

3. Check your HDD speed – Use an HDD benchmarking tool like CrystalDiskMark to test the read and write speeds for your hard drive. Low read/write speeds can often contribute to slower performance. Consider upgrading your hard drive if the speeds are too low.

4. Check your RAM – Use a program such as MemTest86 to test the performance of your RAM. Weak RAM can cause your system to become sluggish and unresponsive. If the RAM is slow, consider upgrading it.

5. Check your power supply – A weak or faulty power supply can cause a range of issues, including slowdowns. Consider replacing your power supply if it is not providing enough power to your system.