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I saw somewhere that if the heatsink still has a visible thermal material, we shouldn't apply more.
Let me put it this way, everytime you take the heatsink away from the cpu you have to replace the thermal compound. So once you clean it and apply a new thermal compound layer and install it DO NOT take it off even if just for 1 second. Otherwise the compound might not be evenly spread and you might get areas that are not covered. This in turn will create heat spots on the cpu (little areas that will get much hotter than the rest).

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I just understood the word "alcohol" in there. Do you mean some type of alcohol than the normal one I have at home? (sry, i'm not too familiar with some terms. Even with the "Q-tip", but I googled it and I have lots of Q-tips after all.)
Well it's better to use something like Alcohol at 98 percent (but I think 95 percent will even do).
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Sorry for the delay, but I have been very busy mounting the motherboard and video card. I removed any trace of remaining thermal compound, like you said, and applied Artic Silver 5. This time I made sure the heatsink seated properly.
I was having an error when starting windows but I formatted it and now it is running fine.

All I can say is that the bios now detects temperatures below 50º, and ASUS Probe is detecting right now 39º-40º. That's a 10º decrease from my previous system. I think now I'll be able to achieve a better overclocking and have improved stability.

Since I'm not having any temperature problems anymore, I want to thank you all for your support.
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Great ! Keep those temps under 60C (55C if possible).
If you really want to overclock then consider replacing that stock heatsink with something better like Thermaltake's Big Typhoon or even water cooling.
Good luck !
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