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i bought a new heatsink and it came in the mail today. its the silverstone nitrogon. its a pretty nice heatsink, the fan on it is amazing, but i guess i never really learned how long it takes for the thermal grease to cure. any have any kind of answer to that?
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After a week or so it should be pretty much burned in.
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i recommend pulling it up and slapping on the AS5, its only $6 and the results are well worth the price, even if 1 tube only lasted on 1 cpu...but then you could cover your gpu, northbridge and southbrige with the compound...overall cooler
 
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yeah dude, i did that as well. thanks for the idea about the bridges and such, i wouldnt have ever thought of that. turns out the reason i was getting really hot temps was because i hadnt seated the heatsink all the way down on the cpu. there was still a gap, right now its idle at 36 air cooled with a prescott, so i'd say thats pretty impressive, lol
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by deadagain6591 View Post
i recommend pulling it up and slapping on the AS5, its only $6 and the results are well worth the price, even if 1 tube only lasted on 1 cpu...but then you could cover your gpu, northbridge and southbrige with the compound...overall cooler
It'll last way more then 1 CPU. If you squeeze out the whole thing onto 1 CPU then it'll probably spill over and cause some serious damage.

I'd say (for the way I use it anyway) that it'd last for like 6 - 10 CPUs, and I been pretty wasteful with it.
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lol. i know how to use the stuff... idk, its just that ive been having bad luck with my computer lately, its just been pooping out on me, haha. right now its fine though. i upped it to 4.0 just now, vcore of 1.4. this is on a prescott 650. max temps of 52C so im pretty happy, lol
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It'll last way more then 1 CPU. If you squeeze out the whole thing onto 1 CPU then it'll probably spill over and cause some serious damage.

I'd say (for the way I use it anyway) that it'd last for like 6 - 10 CPUs, and I been pretty wasteful with it.
http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm


For Arctic Silver 5 curing:
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Controlled Triple-Phase Viscosity:
Arctic Silver 5 does not contain any silicone. The suspension fluid is a proprietary mixture of advanced polysynthetic oils that work together to provide three distinctive functional phases. As it comes from the tube, Arctic Silver 5's consistency is engineered for easy application. During the CPU's initial use, the compound thins out to enhance the filling of the microscopic valleys and ensure the best physical contact between the heatsink and the CPU core. Then the compound thickens slightly over the next 50 to 200 hours of use to its final consistency designed for long-term stability.


For number of uses:
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Coverage Area:
Arctic Silver 5 is sold in 3.5 gram and 12 gram tubes. The 3.5 gram tube contains enough compound to cover at least 15 to 25 small CPU cores, or 6 to 10 large CPU cores, or 2 to 5 heat plates. At a layer 0.003" thick, the 3.5 gram tube will cover approximately 16 square inches.
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I bought the 12 gram tube and Ive probly done at least 20 applications with it and theres still plenty left.
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yeah dude, i did that as well. thanks for the idea about the bridges and such, i wouldnt have ever thought of that. turns out the reason i was getting really hot temps was because i hadnt seated the heatsink all the way down on the cpu. there was still a gap, right now its idle at 36 air cooled with a prescott, so i'd say thats pretty impressive, lol
give props for nice volt/frequency my prescott wont hit 4.0 without a good solid 1.485 maybe even more havent fully tested it yet lol. but then again my temps r pretty good maybe i shouyld give it another shot. my temps r 27 idle and 47 load.
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i just got it to 4.2 with 1.45 vcore. for some reason the small fft torture test in p95 has some kind of failure though.. not too sure why. maybe i'll put it back to 4.0. any suggestions?

btw, load temp is now 55, idle at 40
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