Phenom II x6 1090t stock cooler vs Cooler Master Hyper TX3

Just installed My new CPU (Phenom II x6 1090t) and decided to use a third party cooler so I got the cheap (Cooler Master Hyper TX3). and while it is not the best one out there I thought it would be better than the stock noisy one.

The temps readings were as following:
ambient temp: 23~
CPU surface (idle to normal load): 33-40c
CPU cores (idle to normal load):21-27c

Everest CPU stress test for (11 mins) (cpu max vcore 1.47v) :
CPU surface: 52c
CPU cores: 39c
CPU max fan speed reached during the test: 1638 rpm

softwares used: Everest Ultimate and HWmonitor (both have shown the same readings).

So my questions are:
Are these temps normal and better than the stock cooler?
should this cooler do a better job?
do I have a chance to oc the cpu to 3.6 with the current setup?

One more note: I have applied an excessive amount of thermal compound since the surface of the heatsink was not smooth enough.
for more details about my system please check my configs.
Thanks in advance!
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  1. 1- The temps are normal, obviously better that the stock cooler
    2- The TX3 is a basic cooler but can do a good job with your CPU and OC, the only think that u can't wait is hit the 4GHz or more with good temps.
    3- Of course that u can, go to your BIOS rise the CPU multiplier, the NB frequency until 3000 and set the HT to 2000 with that u can get good results. Keep on eye in your temps for be sure that all is good.

    The amount that u applied make think that could be a problem, you only need a little amount to cover the CPU, this can be applied with a credit card or something like that, DON'T touch the CPU or Cooler with ur fingers.
  2. That was very helpful. Thank you very much!
  3. Your welcome, if you need more help let me know.
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