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You could try it without the big fan but don't think that will help as you said your side panel is off, and I think that eliminates your case also.

Is your heat sink fan blowing toward the back fan? Is it pulling or pushing air throught the heat sink?

Sorry I can't be of more help as those are the only things I can think of other than reseating. Maybe take off your heat sink again and see if as5 is spread good over the cpu, in my case it wasn't so i redone it with less as5 in a line and put a dot in the middle of the big area it missed which dropped my temps some.
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Is your heat sink fan blowing toward the back fan? Is it pulling or pushing air throught the heat sink?
The fan on the Zalman blows downwards (when the case is upright). This is the only way it could face unless I wanted it to blow straight up into the PSU. Because of the close proximity to my motherboard's northbridge heatsink, it will not fit in properly blowing horizontally.

So, the Zalman blows right through my northbridge HS, which has connected to it a fan the kind've hangs down (I jerryrigged it in there) and blows that air towards the back of my case near the bottom, where I have removed all the PCI slot protectors or whatever to let air escape from that area. On top of it all, I have a huge and powerful room fan blowing in a sort've diagonal direction from the front to the back of the case.

I really do not think my airflow, wiring, fans, etc. have anything to do with this problem. The only thing it could be is an improper seating of my Zalman, I guess...

Is there any chance though the processor could have been damaged at some point, and now it just can't cool off properly? Or is that just a silly suggestiont lol...Also can anyone tell me if it would be that big a deal for my CPU to load at around 70C. I mean I mainly just use the computer for gaming, and I doubt it is stressed quite so hard as to get that temperature during everyday use anyway. I plan on updating again in 3-4 years anyway, so is this something that should really keep me up at nights?


Thanks again guys for taking the time to help me out.
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Intel C2D e8600 @ 4.25GHz, 1.3625 vcore ASUS P5Q Deluxe @ 500 FSB, 1.4v NB Sapphire HD4870X2 @ 800/900MHz G.Skill (2x2GB) DDR2 1000 @ 1002MHz, 5-5-5-15 
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W.D. Caviar 250GB Vista Ultimate x64 HP w2408h 24" 5ms 1920x1200 Corsair 750TX 
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