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TIM Burn In Question

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by dcf-joe, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. dcf-joe

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    When you guys first apply the thermal interface material, do you guys leave the processor speed stock for a week before overclocking, in order to "burn in" the TIM? I ask this because the instructions from the artic silver website say to leave the TIM on the processor for two weeks before doing any overclocking.

    Also, do you guys recommend a ~ 4.0 GHz clock for a 24/7 system?
     
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    I've never had a problem not waiting that long.

    Persoanally, after applying new TIM, I run a few benchmark programs like super PI and watch temps, if everything is good there, I'll go ahead and OC.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing four days ago when I redid the tim on mine. I started OC'n yesterday and temps were fine and I ran super PI and prime for a couple hours no issues.

    btw I was OC'd from 2.8 to 3.75 on air. Temps 36 idle and 42 load
     
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    +1 I do the exact same :toast:
     
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    Yeh me too. Never waited that long... never had problems with it either. Why, is this considered bad or something?
     
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    I hope not. I usually go straight to Overclocking I just soo happen to be too busy this last time to start right away
     
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    I wouldn't see how leaving the compound on for 2 weeks will change its form or whatever, so I guess just to be on the safe side, I would do a burn in program to get the compound as hot as it would normally (on load) just so it can smooth out maybe a little more. Then I think you will be fine also :)
     

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