I saw on the reviews other idle at ~30C and load at ~45C.
Hmm, can it by because I applyied to much termal grease? (I tried to make it as thin as possible).
First I messed up and installed it wrong direction (hehe) the airflow was to the dvd'drives. (i thought that was the reason for high temps) so I reinstalled it so that air would go through the back of the case (and through case'es fan). still temps kinda high..
It would really help to know what the ambient temperature is in your room. As for thermal compound settling, not all of them need to settle before operating at normal peformance. Arctic Silver 5 is one that does. Is that what you used?
There is a possibility that the bottom of your heatsink is not 100% flat and therefore does not sit properly on your cpu. When you look at the bottom of your heatsink and your cpu you will be able to see, due to indentation prints left in the thermal compound, how where the contact was being made. If the compound is only partially displaced, you can assume that a) it wasn't secured properly or b) you have an uneven heatsink that needs to be RMAd.
after cleaning everything, and applying pea method (that I failed a little, because compound was very sticky w/e) its a little better, with prime95 on heat testing so far (after half an hour) I'm at 59C, and was 44C idle.
just checked before posting, 60C
eh I guess I'll have to wait till break in hope for 2-3down, and live with it