[Resolved] Weird temp issue in Processors, Motherboards and Memory Posted September 25, 2007 Sounds alot like a heatsink problem to me. I'm thinking one of two things: 1) The zalman is not making proper contact with the IHS of your processor. Make sure that both are flat and smooth, lap them if necessary to get a good, smooth surface. Re-seat it and see if the temps have improved. If it isn't making good contact, think about getting one that will fit correctly... 2) The IHS isn't making contact with the CPU itself. This one is harder to fix - and can really only be done by an RMA or popping off the lid of your CPU (THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY!!) You can then run it naked, or attempt to reapply the gunk and put the IHS back on.