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I put thermalfusion 400 on my cpu it said 0 curing time.

I have AS5 says that it has a curing time?

What is curing?

and what is burn in time?

Thanks In Advance.
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post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by Prideless View Post
I put thermalfusion 400 on my cpu it said 0 curing time.

I have AS5 says that it has a curing time?

What is curing?

and what is burn in time?

Thanks In Advance.
curing time is the time it takes for it to reach max performance... to say it in a simplified manner

Burn in time means the same
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^ what he said.

Some TIMs are recommended to "cure" in 12 hours; which means that you should wait 12 hours from when you apply it and when you turn it on. I don't curing time means much for the temps though.. on my first build I just applied AS5 and powered it on, on my second build I waited 12 hours but didn't see any difference in the temps.. Burn in time is just another word for cure time.
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Means to run your cpu,idle,run it idle,run it,idle a few times before the TIM reaches its makes potential. Can take a few days depending. You usually see around 1-3C lower temps and sometimes non at all. I just stick with good old MX-3(no cure time, carbon,best there is)
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post #5 of 12
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^ what he said.

Some TIMs are recommended to "cure" in 12 hours; which means that you should wait 12 hours from when you apply it and when you turn it on. I don't curing time means much for the temps though.. on my first build I just applied AS5 and powered it on, on my second build I waited 12 hours but didn't see any difference in the temps.. Burn in time is just another word for cure time.
It doesn't cure cold, or else it would cure in the tube. It needs heat for an extended period of time to set.
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post #6 of 12
Thermal cycling is what sets/cures thermal compounds.

Going from cool to very warm, repeatedly, will cure significantly faster than prolonged high temps.
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Thermal cycling is what sets/cures thermal compounds.

Going from cool to very warm, repeatedly, will cure significantly faster than prolonged high temps.
^this.

Burn in time can also refer to the unproven practice of overvolting a CPU and stressing it for ages to supposedly get better clocks.
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post #8 of 12
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^this.

Burn in time can also refer to the unproven practice of overvolting a CPU and stressing it for ages to supposedly get better clocks.
I wouldnt say unproven.

It varies on the chip and sometimes it works well and sometimes not so much.
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Just get MX-3, problem solved.
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post #10 of 12
To speed up curring time AS5, run prime95 for several hours then idle, then shut down, for a few hours then start the process all over again. (Burning in) means the same.
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