1. Raise the FAN speed (should lower temperatures to mid 70's at 2500rpm) if it is stuck to 1200Rpm by threshold set too low.
2. Lower the cpu voltage 1.200V -> 1.050V (power usage will drop by 25%)
people reports indicate that bios update can lower the temperature readings of the cores thermal sensor on asus board, so I'm not completely convinced as of how easily affected this is. Usually it is not something affected by a bios update anyway, so it doesn't make sense at this point. What a realtemp reporting software does is take into consideration the reading of Distance to tJmax (98C) so there is no margin for error if the program is aware as of what the tJmax value is and subtract the reported value to reveal the actual temperature of each core.
CPU around 40-50's is considered to be normal at room temperature of 30C. Usually replacing the factory grease yields worse results.
Do you honestly believe that the BOX cooler can cool 95 Watt CPU. Not really.
Reseated the heat sink again. This time using card method to spread. Getting way better results. Idle mid to high 30's but touching 20's now. Load high touching 70's. Stock heat sink too small to use press down method, had to ensure good spread on entire CPU. Ambient room temp is around 20, usually even colder. How do you change fan speed based on pwm in BIOS? Thanks