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I bought TIM from radio shack yesterday, i just put it on right now, but im unsure how long i should wait before i try it.

I couldve swore i read "Artic silver 5" at radio shack, but i dont see that on the package anywhere LOL..

all i see is 99% silver.
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well the thing what i did is that i dropped a tiny bit of it on the CPU and then mount the CPU cooler you dont really have to wait ;P
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well the thing what i did is that i dropped a tiny bit of it on the CPU and then mount the CPU cooler you dont really have to wait ;P
I already mounted the cooler lol.
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well the thing what i did is that i dropped a tiny bit of it on the CPU and then mount the CPU cooler you dont really have to wait ;P
There's still a cure time for Arctic Silver 5. If you go to Arctic Silvers site you can see it says 200 hours.
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alright =] thats good then
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If it is gray tube with small round black cap, then it is AS5.
AS5 needs 200Hrs of repeatedly going high to low temp to get completely cured.
(Meaning do stress test and turning off CPU (and repeat...) a lot during the curing time..... I know it is pain in the ass...)
Also it is conductive so be careful not to spill it or putting it too much.
Those are the reason why I don't use AS5.
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If it is gray tube with small round black cap, then it is AS5.
AS5 needs 200Hrs of repeatedly going high to low temp to get completely cured.
(Meaning do stress test and turning off CPU (and repeat...) a lot during the curing time..... I know it is pain in the ass...)
Also it is conductive so be careful not to spill it or putting it too much.
Those are the reason why I don't use AS5.
Wow what the ****.

I see now on the tube it says artic silver 5...

It says on the package it wasnt conductive..

So I just turn the computer on for how long before turning it off?

Also it didnt come with intructions, so i just put a small dab in the middle and put pressure.
Edited by Klaz48 - 7/16/11 at 1:44pm
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Wow what the ****.

I see now on the tube it says artic silver 5...

It says on the package it wasnt conductive..

So I just turn the computer on for how long before turning it off?

Also it didnt come with intructions, so i just put a small dab in the middle and put pressure.
Technically it isn't electrically conductive unless it bridges a connection.
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Technically it isn't electrically conductive unless it bridges a connection.
So what do i do? THe website doesnt have info how to cure it.
What happenes if i just use the computer today?
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So what do i do? THe website doesnt have info how to cure it.
What happenes if i just use the computer today?
Just use the PC lol.. That's how you cure it.
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