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I recently had to return my motherboard because of issues that it was having with sleep in Windows 8, so, of course, I had to remove my CPU and it's stock heatsink fan assembly. With that, I had to remove the stock thermal compound, and, being my stupid self, did it with an electronic/screen wipe. I wiped both the heat spreader on the processor and the copper plate on the heatsink, and when I ordered a new motherboard, I also ordered some MX-5 (Arctic Silver/Antec Silver). When I applied it on the heat spreader and installed the heatsink, I realized that AXTU was reading my temps as up to 5 degrees Celsius higher under light load/idle, and up to 10 degrees Celsius higher under Prime95. Should I be worried, or does MX-5 have a burn in period? If so, how long is it? Thanks in advance for your help!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 4170 4.2 GHZ (4.3 GHZ Turbo Boost) Zambe... ASRock 970 Extreme3 XFX Radeon 7770 Core Edition Corsair 4GB ValueSelect Memory (DDR3, 1333mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
ADATA S510 Series 120GB Sandforce SSD Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM 320GB 2.5 inch drive LG 22x DVD SuperMulti Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Gateway 17" 4:3 Monitor Logitech K520 Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500w 
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Corsair 600t Black Logitech M310 Insignia 2.1ch Stereo System Arctic Silver MX-5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 4170 4.2 GHZ (4.3 GHZ Turbo Boost) Zambe... ASRock 970 Extreme3 XFX Radeon 7770 Core Edition Corsair 4GB ValueSelect Memory (DDR3, 1333mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
ADATA S510 Series 120GB Sandforce SSD Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM 320GB 2.5 inch drive LG 22x DVD SuperMulti Corsair H60 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Gateway 17" 4:3 Monitor Logitech K520 Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Corsair 600t Black Logitech M310 Insignia 2.1ch Stereo System Arctic Silver MX-5 
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