What are you using for TIM? The stock stuff on the plate? If you're using the stock stuff it's probably like all the other Hydro Series ever made. Too thick. Scrape it off and if you can reuse some roll it into a ball and pinch off what you need(Pea sized) and put it in the middle of your CPU. Do not spread it. Old Skool TIMs' did better when you spread it. Newer TIMs' not so much.
Also, are you using the dual point retention plate or the Quad point? If dual, I would suggest swapping out to Quad. You'll get better contact between the CPU and the plate allowing the plate to wick away heat faster.
Also... CFMs do not = Colder temps with Radiators. Static Pressure does. So if you don't have fans with good SP that could exasperate an already negative experience.
I'm using arctic silver 5
Edited by exzited - 6/30/11 at 10:37am