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does thermal paste really need time to cure? does this apply to just any brand or are there particular properties in certain kinds that heat helps with the heat dispersion? I am asking because my new loop was idling and loading around 37c and 68c respectively and are now 29c and 57c respectively. i don't believe there has been a huge ambient temperature change in my room. is this just an anomaly?
post #2 of 15
Which TIM did you use I know AS5 has a large Curing time of around 300 hours.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
mx 2
post #4 of 15
I thought MX-2 didn't need any curing time. How much time was there between application and temp drop?
post #5 of 15
MX-2 doesn't need any curing time when you apply it. Not sure where that part came from.
post #6 of 15
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thats why i asked. because i put my custom loop together about a little more than a week ago and the last 2 days my temps have been down by about 5c. jsut seemed sort of random to me
post #7 of 15
That's quite a drop...don't know how to account for it, unless you used too much TIM and the excess has finally squeezed out, allowing proper thermal transfer.
post #8 of 15
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just a very small drop on the cpu. No bigger than a grain of rice for lack of comprision. Either way I am hapy even tho I am still new to the %7 platform and can't seem to get my clock stable over the 191 bclk
post #9 of 15
airbubbles in your loop probably went away causing a drop on temps.

all tim probably have a curing time- it's just depending on what, the difference wont be as big so i guess companies advertise it as no curing.
    
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I'm using the stock thermal paste that comes in the cm212+ package.. and after 2 weeks it dropped my max temps -5ºC
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