okay, so originally without overclocking my system ran at 38C idle and 48C-52C full load
i overclocked the FSB only from 1066 to like 1600+ and that was 1.86GHz to 3.1
(voltage for the FSB at like 1.500 at the furthest overclocking i did, and 1.275 when i dropped it))
after the overclock the system ran at 54C idle and 67C full load.
WAY too much so i lowered the fsb a bit.
and coretemp says my cpu idle temp is STILL at like 53C
i dropped the FSB all the way down to 1200. CPU at 2.27GHz
again, it still remains at 53C-54C idle
now, i have applied the thermal compound like 2 days ago, and the day i did, i overclocked it.
and, through google, someone said that i should "keep the CPU at stock temps for a week or two to let the thermal grease burn in."
is this myth or fiction?
say it IS true and i messed up the grease, causing me to reapply it for the 3rd time and reset the clock settings. would it help?
im going to return the frequency/voltage settings and see if that changes anything, but i HIGHLY doubt it.