Originally Posted by Prideless
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.
Originally Posted by Cyberbot
^ 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.
Originally Posted by Blameless
Thermal cycling is what sets/cures thermal compounds.
Going from cool to very warm, repeatedly, will cure significantly faster than prolonged high temps.
Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha
Burn in time can also refer to the unproven practice of overvolting a CPU and stressing it for ages to supposedly get better clocks.