Originally Posted by DJZeratul
Well, my B3 was really finicky at first also. I had OCed to 3.2 on it with a CNPS9700 and was getting around 72/72/68/68 at 100% load, but my idles were like 45/46/43/43
However, your idles would be higher if you had disabled C1E/SpeedStep in the BIOS, since it doesnt drop to the x6 multiplier.
Also, if you are running at stock speed (266x9=2400MHz) your C1E would take your chip down to 1600MHz (266x6) and it would be a lot cooler than the temps you posted at idle.
Im going to have to say you arent getting good contact with your chip, the AS5 is too thick, or the tuniq is not mounted tight enough. The tuniqs have a tendency to mount too loosely. Check around and you can find a thread on here about putting pennies in between the tuniq's metal mounting strip in order to get a better contact with the chip's IHS. I couldnt find the thread offhand but I remember it being here somewhere.
Inbetween the middle of the "H" bar and the base of the Tuniq? I'll dig around for that thread before I try reseating it but that's an interesting idea. (EDIT: Thanks for posting that) Any tips on how I can tell that it's mounted tight enough, other than the springs appearing tightly coiled?
I would also like to note that C1E is indeed enabled in the BIOS.