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My TT120 and Arctic SpotCool should srrive tomorrow. My question was, once everything is on and sorted, how long on overage is the burn in time, before i can start OCing?
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My TT120 and Arctic SpotCool should srrive tomorrow. My question was, once everything is on and sorted, how long on overage is the burn in time, before i can start OCing?
I'd start overclocking right away myself.

Burn in time isn't so much of an issue as is curing time for your thermal compound; regarding Arctic Silver 5, I know the temps generally will drop a degree or two after a week or so of constant use.

I'm not sure if other compounds 'cure' the same way that AS5 does, though.

Regardless ... after you install your cooler ... I think it's safe to say that your fine with beginning to overclock immediately.

Have fun yo!

    
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You should be ready to start overclocking when you installed your TT120

No need to wait for AS5 to cure.
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id say just overclock it right away really. i dont really believe in burn in times, it should perform well cause its a product of a company that wouldnt want to be seen as a bad one. burn in time sounds like, the cooler meltiing on the chip.
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I don't mean to hijack at all... but does AS5 even "cure?" I've never noticed any differences in temps myself... does it actually? I've never noticed only because I OC'd right away.

I notice temps more due to ambients rather than some silly "curing" process
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AS5 did for me...my temps dropped like 5°C on full load after about a week of usage
    
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post #8 of 15
Burn in time is a myth. Your wasting your time and energy. For the best results with new heatsinks, Apply your Thermal Paste and let it sit for 12 hours before turning your computer on. Thus will give you ultimate drying/Bonding time between The CPU and the Heatsink. ANyway yea And we all know how important it is to have a good strong bond/contact between the CPU and heatsink.
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Arctic Silver has a burn in time of 200 hours. Read under the important reminders section. Link During this period you should notice a 2-5C degree drop per website.
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yeah whatever, I'm just saying I never noticed a difference..
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