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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.
Same here...
I OCed my processor to 2.6 right out of the box, and then got it to 2.7ish the next day.
And everything is working fine...
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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 #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Diablo_MGSx2
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?
from the time you push the power button...
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rubbing alcohol ok to take care of the thermal paste he'll have on it? or somewhere i heard that lighter fluid works well too ....
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Why is somebody installing in a home-built PC for you?
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Why is somebody installing in a home-built PC for you?
well i'm not letting him do it ... but he won't let me take my pc parts home without him doing it ..... i don't want him to touch it i had to put it in for warranty ..... so i'm kinda stuck.
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rubbing alcohol ok to take care of the thermal paste he'll have on it? or somewhere i heard that lighter fluid works well too ....
Don't use lighter fluid, it is petroleum based and will leave a film, use alcohol or nail polish remover (acetone)
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Don't use lighter fluid, it is petroleum based and will leave a film, use alcohol or nail polish remover (acetone)
ah ok ... i get it ... something that will evaporate any leftovers that aren't picked up by the cloth .... understood.
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post #19 of 19
i would o/c that bad boy as soon as you put it in! i had my opteron in for a couple hours (wanted to make sure it was stable) then went for 2.5 ghz right away! been out w the gf a lot lately so havent had time to try for 2.8. tomorrow will be the nite
    
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