I see a lot of questions about temps and thought this would be a good thing to post. I am fairly new to overclocking and have learned that good thermal compound and proper installation "will" lower your temps. The best site I have found for a guide is http://articsilver.com/. Follow the instructions as best you can and your temps will drop. If you use asII or asIII and follow the instructions temps may drop as much as 10* C.