Got the 212+ today and got it installed, was a good excuse to tear everything out of the case and reorganize the cables a little bit. Crappy iPhone 4 picture ahead, never realized how much I would miss the D3 even for stupid snapshots of my computer Also it's pretty dusty and I'm too lazy to clean it out really good at the moment.
Right now temps at idle at about 45 C and while doing five runs of Intel Burn Test it hit 61 C but didn't go above that yet. This is still with the Q9550 just at stock speeds, will play with it more later.
I think you could do better with your temps.. It could be your case but I have my q9550 OC'd to 3.7, and idle temps are around 35-40.. and load temps running prime for 30 mins are 55-58..
what was your method for applying the TIM?
Perhaps some of your settings in bios are set to auto, which usually cranks up voltages past where they could be, yielding higher temps.