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So I'm getting an E6400 for $150 Anyways, I want to know what is the proper way to go about burning it in to make sure I can get the max out of it?
    
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Orthos?
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I never burned mine in, but orthos as stated above would do great. Also get TAT or Core Temp to properly monitor the temperatures of the cores.
    
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So I'm getting an E6400 for $150 Anyways, I want to know what is the proper way to go about burning it in to make sure I can get the max out of it?
Take a lighter, get some forceps... No, not sure what everyone else has used, but running TAT's stresser is what did it for me...
    
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Well I mean more like how long should I keep a load on it? Should I keep it on load then shut down for a cretin amount of time? What's the best way to get this sucker to the top?
    
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Well I mean more like how long should I keep a load on it? Should I keep it on load then shut down for a cretin amount of time? What's the best way to get this sucker to the top?
Maybe an hour or two.. Have it run longer if your testing for stability after an OC or something.
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Also note a CPU burn in isn't just heating it up for 8 hours then its done, the TIM on it will need a few thermal cycles to cure properly. So heat it for a few hours with orthos, let it cool for a few hours then repeat for about a week. I don't start overclocking until my build has settled for at least 2 weeks.
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Well I mean more like how long should I keep a load on it? Should I keep it on load then shut down for a cretin amount of time? What's the best way to get this sucker to the top?
Ran mine, went "ooops", then turned it off after 3 or four hours... I hit pretty good oc's on mine with simple vcore and bad memory, some mediocre water cooling equioment, your set-up should excel...
    
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Also note a CPU burn in isn't just heating it up for 8 hours then its done, the TIM on it will need a few thermal cycles to cure properly. So heat it for a few hours with orthos, let it cool for a few hours then repeat for about a week. I don't start overclocking until my build has settled for at least 2 weeks.
agreed, 100-200 hours to cure the as5 or Thermal Compound. I don't think he's asking that question though.
    
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So the few hours should be at stock settings, correct?

I know about the TIM. Thanks for looking out though.
    
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