I applied the OCZ silver thermal paste
yesterday and my temps rose from 38 to 42. I'm so ****ed off but I have to wait another week or so for the paste to really set in. My video card temp dropped 3*C to 27 on idle and 38 on load. The stock thermal pad that I used for a few months was pretty good but it was **** taking it off. It was stuck soo much to my CPU that when I pulled off the heatsink ever so slowly it pulled the CPU off with it without even moving the little lever
. I was freaking out but when I put it back in everthing worked fine.