Thanks! A couple of (hopefully) quick follow-ups.
1. What's a maximum recommended temp?
2. Have I shortened the life of the CPU? (It's been like this for about a year.)
3. I actually -have- a 212. I just never got round to installing it after I realised that I'd have to completely remove the mobo to do it. Got scared something might break. Are they tough to install after the fact?
Did the 212 bring your temps down? I'm having the exact same issue, 63C idles with a 4.2 OC, however even removing the OC does not make a big difference. I'd like to know if the 212 will fix the issue before I waste the money and time installing it.