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Hi everyone!

I keep reading this,... so what does it do? How do you do it? Is it worth it?
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Just load your CPU to 100% and let it sit there for a couple of hours. That's it.
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Mmh....k,... that goes for memory too?
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Well since the CPU will be transferring data back and forth between the CPU and RAM it should be doing both at the same time. Burning in is more for the CPU instead of the RAM.
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Up the voltage to close to the maximum (3.5 for Winbond BH5/CH5/BH6/CH6 and 2.9 for TCCD) and then load your CPU to 100%.
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Really? I thought it was about burning in the RAM >_>..
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Some of us have tried to prove this theory. I myself have experienced some wierd situations that make me believe in burn in. One case was when i got my current setup. I maxed out at 3.9ghz booting at any voltage 3.45ghz stable . I decided to try a radical method of burn in. I ran it at a modest 3.5ghz with 1.65v VCORE for a week at 80% load. After a week my system would boot up to 4.2ghz and is now stable at 3.85ghz @ 1.525 VCORE.

This could have been due to other things on my computer, so it is hard to tell. Anyways it is worth a shot to get things going. I do not recomend running at high Vcore if you can not cool your CPU.

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post #8 of 18
Think of it like breaking in your new shoes. It's basically the same concept.
post #9 of 18
Well suppose I burn in at 1.52v, haha wait nevermind ive probably reached my max at 2.85 LOL.
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Um...what?
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