My second issue is that I'm having difficulties going over the 3.5 GHz mark. With stock voltages I got 3.4 stable, but even after changing a few settings in the bios I'm not really making any progress. Once I get a pen and paper I'll write down the exact changes I've made in the bios, for now I'll attach a few screenshots of settings.
For now I'm going to bump it down to 3.3 Ghz again and get some more arctic silver and hope for the best soon. But I figured I'd grab some tips in the mean time.
Also I should mention my CPU cooler is the hyper 212+