see, some of those are ~2, its slightly better
Yeah, that is true. Core #3 (or #2 depending on how you number them) is a real PITA. Every time I improve my cooling, it improves by less than the others. It's also the first one to crap out if I'm testing an overclock.
Maybe I should throw this chip in my toaster oven and try to reflow the indium solder