the point of having a better cooling system is to make it perform better. also i do have a new board that has ddr3 but i give it to my girl because she needs a board that support sli. my board dont support sli but crossfire instead. that is why i stick with this one and give her the x48 that support sli with her gtx 285 sli.
i only apply a little bit of thermal paste because i ran out. i order some xigmatak because i saw alot of review saying that it is better then arctic silver 5. so once i get that ill apply and hopefully overclock some more.