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post #1 of 25
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Does thermal paste need time to set? I have had many people say yes and then many people say no. Does anybody know for sure? Im running pretty hot with my rig and I just did a reseat with the OCZ Vendetta2 and I used arctic silver 5 and I am not showing any change in temp.
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post #2 of 25
AS5 needs a break in period. Most of the newer pastes don't need a break in.
post #3 of 25
AS5 needs like about 200hrs to fully set.
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post #4 of 25
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do you know what the relative drop in temp will be or even a guestimate?
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post #5 of 25
I've heard its only 1-2c if that
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post #6 of 25
Maybe a couple Celsius.
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post #7 of 25
I have experienced 2C-3C personally.
post #8 of 25
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Awesome guys I appreciate the quick responses. I just need to figure out what the hell is up with the temps in my rig then because there is no reason for them!!!
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post #9 of 25
did you apply enough?
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post #10 of 25
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im pretty sure I did. I have done it a few times the only reason I did a reseat was that I was putting on a new heatsink. Now im not sure its the heatsink or the paste because no matter what I do its not changing the temperatures. When its OCed there the same, lower the vcore there the same, different room temp there the same. Im getting a little pissed off about the Q9300
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