Originally Posted by Sdumper
Your Zalman is a fine piece of hardware and its all you need at your current OC.
Question: When you installed your Zalman did you do the following:
1) Wipe a very hazy coat over the bottom of your Zalman just enough to barely dim the shine.
2) Put a 1/4 BB size to 1/2 BB size drop dead center on your CPU
3) Alternate screwing the left and then right until you have a very tight attachment.
4) Let it cure for 72hours of straight running.
Following these steps seem to produce the best results for me when I use air.