i7-7700k performing extremely slow very suddenly

I have been using this computer for several months now, I upgraded to an i7-7700k back in January. All of a sudden last night my CPU cooler went full throttle on the fans which I found a little odd, but didn't think much of it at the time. When I turned the computer on today, it took the computer nearly 5x as long to boot up, everything on the screen was hitching. The CPU usage skyrocketed to around 80% at the desktop. it takes programs twice as long to open. After letting it sit for a while, it seems to stabilize, but then I go and watch YouTube videos and if I move my mouse cursor, the video will freeze. I think the only thing that happened recently was a couple days ago I updated my Motherboard's BIOS. What is going on, what happened? I'm very concerned that if this is a problem with the CPU, that I will need to buy another one.

System:
i7-7700k
32GB DDR4 RAM
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti
Gigabyte AORUS Z270X Gaming K7
Samsung EVO 950 SSD
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  1. Well, Bios updates can cause lots of problems. Are you running the latest motherboard update?? I would say install coreTemp and check those cpu temps, you should be around 30~40 for ideal. If its like 50-60 ideal then maybe there is problem.

    You also said the computer was slow to start and programs open slow.. that could be an SSD problem
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  2. yamahahornist said:
    Well, Bios updates can cause lots of problems. Are you running the latest motherboard update?? I would say install coreTemp and check those cpu temps, you should be around 30~40 for ideal. If its like 50-60 ideal then maybe there is problem.

    You also said the computer was slow to start and programs open slow.. that could be an SSD problem


    I am indeed running the latest version of my motherboard's BIOS, version F5. I also installed coreTemp and the temps seem to hover around 40-50.
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  3. Elite2014 said:
    yamahahornist said:
    Well, Bios updates can cause lots of problems. Are you running the latest motherboard update?? I would say install coreTemp and check those cpu temps, you should be around 30~40 for ideal. If its like 50-60 ideal then maybe there is problem.

    You also said the computer was slow to start and programs open slow.. that could be an SSD problem


    I am indeed running the latest version of my motherboard's BIOS, version F5. I also installed coreTemp and the temps seem to hover around 40-50.


    Are you overclocking your cpu?? Also what cooler are you using?
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  4. yamahahornist said:
    Elite2014 said:
    yamahahornist said:
    Well, Bios updates can cause lots of problems. Are you running the latest motherboard update?? I would say install coreTemp and check those cpu temps, you should be around 30~40 for ideal. If its like 50-60 ideal then maybe there is problem.

    You also said the computer was slow to start and programs open slow.. that could be an SSD problem


    I am indeed running the latest version of my motherboard's BIOS, version F5. I also installed coreTemp and the temps seem to hover around 40-50.


    Are you overclocking your cpu?? Also what cooler are you using?


    I am not overclocking, I am keeping it at base speeds, and the cooler I am using is the EVGA CLC 280 AiO Liquid Cooler. I assumed this was overkill of a non-overclock set up, but the temps don't seem to indicate that
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  5. Elite2014 said:
    yamahahornist said:
    Elite2014 said:
    yamahahornist said:
    Well, Bios updates can cause lots of problems. Are you running the latest motherboard update?? I would say install coreTemp and check those cpu temps, you should be around 30~40 for ideal. If its like 50-60 ideal then maybe there is problem.

    You also said the computer was slow to start and programs open slow.. that could be an SSD problem


    I am indeed running the latest version of my motherboard's BIOS, version F5. I also installed coreTemp and the temps seem to hover around 40-50.


    Are you overclocking your cpu?? Also what cooler are you using?


    I am not overclocking, I am keeping it at base speeds, and the cooler I am using is the EVGA CLC 280 AiO Liquid Cooler. I assumed this was overkill of a non-overclock set up, but the temps don't seem to indicate that


    That is actually pretty high ideal temps for that set-up... If you comfortable doing it; take the cpu cooler off and clean off your thermal paste and apply new thermal paste; maybe it wasn't applied correctly first time
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  6. yamahahornist said:
    Elite2014 said:
    yamahahornist said:
    Elite2014 said:
    yamahahornist said:
    Well, Bios updates can cause lots of problems. Are you running the latest motherboard update?? I would say install coreTemp and check those cpu temps, you should be around 30~40 for ideal. If its like 50-60 ideal then maybe there is problem.

    You also said the computer was slow to start and programs open slow.. that could be an SSD problem


    I am indeed running the latest version of my motherboard's BIOS, version F5. I also installed coreTemp and the temps seem to hover around 40-50.


    Are you overclocking your cpu?? Also what cooler are you using?


    I am not overclocking, I am keeping it at base speeds, and the cooler I am using is the EVGA CLC 280 AiO Liquid Cooler. I assumed this was overkill of a non-overclock set up, but the temps don't seem to indicate that


    That is actually pretty high ideal temps for that set-up... If you comfortable doing it; take the cpu cooler off and clean off your thermal paste and apply new thermal paste; maybe it wasn't applied correctly first time


    I had this same problem when I used the Cryorig H7 cooler. My CPU's temps seem unnaturally high, I tried re-applying thermal past with that cooler and it didn't change anything. I actually changed to this new CPU cooler because Afterburner told me my CPU temps were hitting the high 80's while gaming with the Cryorig.
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