Originally Posted by stevemedes
I dont want to RMA my cpu. I've booted it at 3.5ghz. Why would I want to take my chances with a new revision CPU you never know what your gonna get. I got lucky this time and got a good O/Cer. It cant be the CPU if the stock heatsink runs cooler than the Zalman. Think logically about that for one second.
Hey have you tried to put a thin layer of thermal grease on the Zalman and then set it easy on a glass table or what ever and look from underneath and see if its sitting flush or just the edges?