Take voltage off auto if it isn't already. Learn to optimize for the lowest stable voltage for qpi, and the cpu. At a moderate frequency increase to around 3.5-3.6, you should be able to keep your core temperature below or around 70c in a 70 degree fahrenheit room with that cooler.
I am currently running my i7 920's at 3.8G with 1.2 volts on the CPU without hyper threading on. This keeps my CPU temps under 70C with a room temp of 70F under full load in prime 95. If I turn on hyper threading I will see a max of 74C under prime 95. YMMV.
I was able to reach 4.01 on air but temps were around 77 so settled for 3.61Ghz with temps around 46.
After 1 year, I underclocked to 3.33Ghz with temps around 43 and I'm happy with it.
The V8 Fan speed went down since last week, I just changed it (took me a lot of time to figure out how to remove it from the cooler) and replaced it with a new one.
However, the V8 now has no plastic cover and no red lights, it still looks... um... ok
I know that the -V8 is now a mediocre cooler. This build (other the the vga and a 2gig ram difference) this build is also about 2 and a half years old now so yea. I also don't know what kinda cooler I should upgrade too