i just got my artic thermal compound(ceramice).... and i noticed in a reveiw it says it needs about 12hrs of cure time to set in ...is the cure time the time the paste needs to dry set before running system or cure time before you overclock it or run system at all? my temps are 40c now...should i lap the heatsink before applying compound? it does have some noticeable groves of swirls....and would this improve lowering temps...would i have to lap the cpu as well...since thermal compound has been applied to it previously?.. and can i clean it with rubbing alchol with out hurting the cpu..i have read that this is used to clean ...but would it hurt it to clean the not contact area(the green area on my cpu)? thanks in advance to advice and input.