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so....I was frustrated by my temps yesterday, and after thining about my install, I remembered that the thermal compound that came with my heatsink (vigor monsoon) wasnt arctic silver, and their instructions had me putting that crap all over the chip.

So today I take my machine all the way apart...everything...I clean off the chip and heatsink, and apply arctic silver5 as shown on their website for dual cores...my temps right now are a little cooler...my question is this...I have heard that arctic silver works better as it goes along +200 hours...should I expect more cool down? Thanks!
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yeah as it cures
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yes you can expect a drop in temps as it cures.
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Your temps should drop a few C's over the first week as it cures..You might want to turn it off a couple of times to , just for 15 or 20 minutes....I've heard that it helps the cure...
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wow holy crap.already big drops in temp...man....Yea the monsoon directions said to put like a snake design all over the chip...I should have known better.
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right now my overclocked cores are idling at around 24C...that makes me happy.
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