Ok so I'm going to build my new system and want to know about CPU burn in. Is it necessary, what does it accomplish, and what do I use to do this. I'm pretty sure I don't take my torch to burn it in lol. How long should I burn in the CPU?
CPUs don't need burning in, they're good to go out of the box. Thermal paste, however, can sometimes benefit from normal usage burn in. It depends on the TIM, Artic silver, for example, takes about 200 hours of computer use for it to reach it's best ability, which is just a few degrees lower than day 1