Now i have a 720be and now the 955be...my 720 never passed 45 while running occt @ 3.6...now my 955 while occt (running now) has not pass 58 degrees @ 3.7...one thing i did notice between the two are the idle temps 720=27c, 955=38c.. the 720vcore was set to 1.35 and the 955 right now @1.43...all on the same setup of msi 70fx gd70, 4gb ddr3 1333, 2 4850s, 300gb velociraptor, 550 seasonic. now i am wondering 1. are my temps too high on the 955? 2. do you guys think i have a bad cpu? 3. what thermal paste do you recommend? by the way i have a zalman 9900 i tried using the paste that came with the cooler and i already tried artic silver 5...didnt too like it though as it is hard to put on evenly and hard to remove also, i didnt have any more of my noctua nt-h1... i had also thought of going water cooling but because my temps with the 720 were acceptable i put it off...now im wondering if i should with these temps...any recommendation.