Thanks for the help!!!
youd want to wait after steralizing to make sure its dry so nothing funny happens with the chemicals/ its all evaporated so it wont mess with the thermal conductivity when you apply the paste. it shouldnt go to much above like 55c if its stock
I re did the thermal compound and was very clean about it. Here id my new screen shot ( i also turned my cpu cooler fan speed up a smidge).
That looks a lot better, seems like the normal temps now.
Mine varies in the 20s-30s depending on room temperature and what services are running in the background. Running a i5 2500k by the way.
Edited by Powermaniac7, 20 March 2012 - 04:30 AM.