Well, I just took off my bolt-modded Scythe Infinity, cleaned off the heatsink on it, and the heatspreader on my Core 2 Duo with Arcticlean, and reapplied using the correct way according to Arctic Silver's website (line down the middle). 3 hours later, including installing the heatsink facing the wrong way, and having to take it back off, I finally finished. I did everything the site told me to do. So, ok, I was like, "Cool, maybe this will solve my high temperature problem." Wrong. Temps are still at 40-45C idle at C1E state (6x300), and 60-63C load at C0E state (10x300). I have a Core 2 Duo e4400 overclocked to 3.0ghz at 1.4v (1.34 when under load). I keep C1E enabled because of the temps.
Now, my main question is, am I overreacting, and are these temps normal for such an overclock? I thought otherwise because most of my friends have way lower temperatures when overclocked, and I either assumed that I have a bad heatsink (concave/convex copper plate), or that I applied the thermal grease wrong. I went with the cheaper solution, and reseated the cpu and heatsink.
Sorry for not replying sooner, but whenever I take my side case off, there's very little difference, only like 1C.
Although, I have now noticed after further investigation (lol, I sound like a cop) that my CPU after reseating hasn't hit over 63C yet, whereas before it went to 65-66C. I'm still believing that it's the heatsink's problem, however. I may look into lapping it this summer if I have the time. I've heard that the Scythe Infinity is a pretty darned good cooler; I may have just gotten one with a bad copper block.