Hey, I've got an e8400 with the stock heatsink, which I removed the thermal pad and applied AS5. It's all brand new, a few days old, so it's definitely not past the "break-in" if that makes a difference. HWMonitor shows one core running as 34c and the other as 38c at idle. Is this difference between the two normal? I'm wondering if the heatsink is mounted properly. I did make sure that all four tabs were all the way through, but you know how that goes. I don't intend to do much for overclocking, obviously with the stock, but I might try to bump up to 3.6ghz. Thanks for any help.