Good. I just wanted to be sure you had the right mount on it.
60c is much better, but seems a little high to me. 2700K is only 95w so Venomous should do a nice job of cooling. Main thing is it's doing okay now.
Looks to me like the cooler is not making good contact with CPU.. and way too much TIM.
Should look more like these.
Don't know if this is your problem but just in case:
Thermalright has two base thicknesses; approx. 10mm and 14.9mm.
The original Venomous X has the 14.9mm thick base and uses the mount with tension screw in...
What did the MX-4 print look like when you took cooler off to reseat it?
When you say "top of the block and heatpipes" is that on top of cooler fins or on the block below the fins? For a heatpipe to work properly the ends the pipes will be very close to ambient. The heat from CPU vaporized expands the liquid pushing the vapor toward the ends of pipes. Vapor cools and condenses into wick on inside of pipe and goes back to CPU. If the ends of pipes were hot the vapor...
Yeah, problem is you do your homework to be sure everything will fit. FX 8320
And even when we do try covering all the bases the gremlin bite our posterior every once in awhile.
What I would like to see is manufactures giving better measurements and details of their products so it's easier to determine what will and won't fit without buying it.
Their hermetically sealed packaging makes it impossible to get precise measurements.
None of the motherboard...
TTIM print is what thermal paste looks like when you remove cooler. Should be a circle just reaching the middle of the sides of the square CPU cover. The CPU chips are in the middle of CPU in a line.
Indeed, Half a pea in middle usually spreads to all sides. Or a line the size of 2-3 grains of rice end to end. Not sure on FX8320 is line is side to side or up and down.