Just a minute - Did you pull the chipset heatsink on the left of the CPU (in your picture) and replace its TIM with good stuff - and lap that chipset sink since your taking it off. Your chipset needs just as much love as the CPU.
Also, locate the mobo VRMs - do they have sinks? Like you said before you need to put on those as well - since you are pushing the system beyond its design limits. I will put up a photo of my setup here - to show how crazy things can get.
I took an old CPU sink, cut it up, lapped the pieces, and used high conductive epoxy - attaching to all the naked VRM's of this board. With the Blue Orb supplying plenty of flow, these VRM's are mucho cool.
Originally Posted by TRWOV
Haha! I'm playing that same level right now.
Impressive clocks on that Sapphire. I might break down and get the Icy Vision after all just to see how far can my HIS card go.
I'm sad to report that the lapping didn't improve my CPU stability. I'm starting to think that my board is the weak link. The 865 chipset wasn't supposed to support FSB1066 quad cores in the first place plus the board only has 4 power phases; it's a feat that it runs as well as it does.