I read somewhere in a forum that you should not OC your BUS speed when you have a CD-R/RW. Is this true, or can I OC without worrying? BTW, the drive is IDE, not SCSI (I wish I could afford SCSI drives)
When you go to apply some compound, make sure to clean the old thermal pad off the HSF 100%, sand it if you have to. Having bits of the old thermal pad mixing with the new goo is will hurt your temps also.
heh, it's a good idea to sand that HSF anyway- the flatter the contact area, the better.