the xiggy is a push pin cooler, which is not the best type of holding in a cooler, but that's why you get the retention bracket, it's the back plate that holds in from the back of the mobo to give it a really good solid hold on the CPU. you should see much better temps than the stock cooler.
Ive reseated it many many times. hmm maybe i need better ventilation in my case, im running a 8800gtx with a hr03 plus and a 120mm fan and 6 hdds. that might be the problem..btw does the fan at the back of the case need to be blowing in or out?
I am not sure which motherboard you have, buy my 6600 runs miles cooler. A few months ago mine was running reallly hot...or so I thought, until I noticed there was a BIOS issue reporting the wrong temps, I flashed my system and hey presto, all the temps dropped. My board is the ASUS Black Pearl.
BTW can someone recommend a good cooler that isnt a large tower. I dont think theyd fit in my case. I tried the Thermaltake Ultra 120. but it wouldnt fit
EDIT: Just changed back to stock 2.4ghz ,
load89 87 71 77, idle 51 47 47 49
Whats with the massive difference in temp btween core 0 and core 2??Is that normal? i mean a i wouldnt be shocked if it was 1-6c difference but thats a 17c diff!