First off, I know who you are and how long you've been around the forums. I've been around just as long.
Your two links contradict each other on heat pipe position.
If it really made any determinable difference, don't you think any of the HS manufacturers would have capitalized on this info already?
Love that second link, just spent an entire day reorienting my cooler 90 degree offset from "the norm"
As for overclocking since the pencil trick, so nobody cracked the plastic case off a Pentium II slot1 to get that 133fsb?
That extra 33mhz was a lot when you only had 300 to start with!