Wow, good work on the cleanup!
That said; I was still shocked by that horrid temperature, especially after a lapping. But then I looked up our good friend 'Arctic Silver'...... (which is just crap by todays standards)
I actually can't find the w/mK of Ceramique, but I do recall "AS-5" was always considered better.
The company claims that AS-5's thermal conductivity is 8.7 W/(m·K). However, a study led by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that it was only 0.94 W/(m·K). The study lauded Shin-Etsu X-23-7762-S and Dow Corning TC-5022 for their better thermal performance.
Compare that to Gelid GC Extreme;
Thermal conductivity (W/mK): 8.5
(With some peer reviewed tests showing a minimum 7.0 W/mK)
Also, not electrically conductive.
That's where the heat is coming from.
Wherever you go in life, watch out for Scythe, the tackling IT support guy.
"I don't care what race you are, not one f*cking bit, if you want to be seen as a good people, you go in there and you f*ck up the people who (unofficially) represent you in a negative light!"