Zalman CNPS7000C horrible cooling

Hey community,

I recently bought a Zalman CNPS7000C-AlCu cooler from Fry's and installed it on to my aging Athlon x2 4600+ expecting better cooling than the stock AMD fan, but I was mistaken. The processor runs very hot with this fan at full blast and usually idles around 47-49C. At load, it doesnt usually get past 54C or so, which is not that bad, but I would like it to run cooler than if it had the stock fan on it. Here are the specs of my system.

-Athlon 64 X2 4600+ @2.4GHz
-Asus A8MZN-LA
-8800GTX 768MB
-WD Caviar 320GB
-Dynex 520W PSU
-Wintec AMP-X 800MHz RAM (4GB)
-WinVista 32-bit
-CM Elite 343

The case has a 120mm in the front and an 80 in the rear. Any help is appreciated.

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  1. Either you mounted it on wrong, or you added too much thermal paste!
  2. Thanks for the quick reply! I'm in the process (not while its on of course) of taking it off and removing the paste, and reapplying it.
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