ok, 1, you are using a rather low end air cooler on a chip that is known to be very "hot headed". 2nd, you are applying the paste wrong. on the 212+ you need to apply thin lines of the TIM along the cracks of the 212+ HS. that is the best way to apply TIM on a 212+. on other, non direct pipe heatsinks, the single dot in the center of tim is the best way. but if you have ever applied a dot on the 212+ then removed it you will see where that is flawed. Do what i suggested and your temps will drop somewhat but not much.