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post #1 of 19
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i'm getting my new board and cpu this evening ..... just wondering how long i should let it sit for the thermal paste to be prepped enough for oc .... i've heard minimum 24 hours ..... is that pushing it ... or should i wait longer?
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I really don't see the harm in overclocking right after you put your computer together. The thermal paste will cure either way, if you overclock or not. The temperature on the cpu should go down a little bit after time. I myself have never seen any huge decrease in temperature after my thermal paste has cured.
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Originally Posted by sleepy916
I really don't see the harm in overclocking right after you put your computer together. The thermal paste will cure either way, if you overclock or not. The temperature on the cpu should go down a little bit after time. I myself have never seen any huge decrease in temperature after my thermal paste has cured.
oh ok ... just curious cause i've heard that some chips may need 24 hrs of operation before its ok to oc ...
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post #4 of 19
better safe than sorry though...
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post #5 of 19
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better safe than sorry though...
that's what i thought ..... i'm getting a significant performance boost anyway ... why push it immediately.
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post #6 of 19
Yeah, I guess if you want, just wait it out. The first time I overclocked my cpu, it had already been in use for a few months. But I've probably taken my computer apart a few times since then and right after I've put it back together, I've immediately overclocked it. Having to wait one day to let it sit before overclocking seems like myth, sort of like the "burning in" process, which some people swear by while others don't believe in it. Whatever floats your boat though.
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post #7 of 19
I changed my processor right before Christmas and it has never seen stock speed, I pushed it to the max right out of the box.
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by fstfrddy
I changed my processor right before Christmas and it has never seen stock speed, I pushed it to the max right out of the box.
cool ... maybe i'll try that .... but i don't trust the guy tha'ts putting it in for me .... he won't give me the parts to put in myself b/c he's putting old parts in for warranty .... and i don't trust his methods .... i'm suspect of the thermal paste .... i think i'll just take it off and put some as5 on myself ... i'd feel alot better about that ... i just need to know how much as5 to use on it ....
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post #9 of 19
how bout you just try to push it as far as it will go on stock volts...nothing wrong with that.
Or just start with a 200mhz OC. I wouldn't worry about the compound, that takes a week or so.
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post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by tytlyf
how bout you just try to push it as far as it will go on stock volts...nothing wrong with that.
Or just start with a 200mhz OC. I wouldn't worry about the compound, that takes a week or so.
i don't really want to push it too far ..... i'll be happy with a 33% oc .... only want 2.4 ghz ... and i should be able to run that on stock cooling ... so 200 mhz ... run the ram the way its supposed to be .... and put a 12 multi on it ... i should be good
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