ok so i just took out my fan and replaced it with a Hyper 212, at least 10 C cooler now lol =)
but what worries me is when i took out the CPU the thermal seems to dry and burnt? heres a pic
and should i be worrying?
The way I see it, you have applied too much thermal paste. Because of this, the heat from the CPU does not transfer as effectively to the heatsink and causing the heat to go to the thermal paste itself.
Clean it up again, then try just grain size thermal paste, gently squeeze it carefully using the base of the Heatsink itself to spread it thinly between the CPU and the heatsink base. Lift the heatsink to check that the paste is evenly spread. Once it is, lock the Heatsink properly and you should be okay...
There are otherways but I prefer that just to avoid messing the thermal paste and waste a good amount from other spreading tools.