Core 2 E4300 temps, whats wrong?

Its strange, last week I posted that my CPU was in the 50 degree range on idle with a Mascool unit that flows 74CFM (its the one at Newegg for $20).

Well it seemed the consensus was that the cheapo thermal compound that came with it was bad, and I should replace it.

Well I did, I bought some more expensive (But still not Artic Silver) Dynex thermal compound at BestBuy, just to tie me over until my MX-2 arrived. Well I put it on and now idle temps are 47 degrees Celsius. When I first bought the fan, I was reading 40 degrees, and thats with the cheap thermal compound that came with it!

What do you think the matter is guys? I cleaned the fan with a can of air, just in case dust build up was a problem, but still no changes.
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  1. Wait for your MX-2 then clean up your case. Reinstall CPU and fan completely
  2. scryer_360, it is unclear as to whether you're referring to CPU temperature or Core temperature, L2 or M0 Stepping. Please post you variables as shown in the following example:

    Ambient = Room Temp
    Chipset = Model
    C2Q / C2D = E4300
    CPU Cooler = Model
    Frequency = CPU Clock
    Load = Test Program
    Motherboard = Model
    Stepping = Revision
    Vcore = CPU Voltage

    Comp :sol:
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