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 Post subject: What exactly happens when Arctic silver "cures'?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:54 pm 
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Hey guys, I just upgraded my motherboard / ram / HSF today and was surprised to see my idle CPU temp jump from 28C(old motherboard / HSF) to 44C. I am now running an Abit IC7-G with a gig of corsair XMS and a Thermaltake Spark-7 HSF. I used arctic silver 5 (smoothed it out with a razor, I used basicaly as little as possible to cover the whole cpu, i wasn't able to cover a small part of the CPU where there was a hole (came like that) in one corner.

I am just wondering, what happens when the as5 cures? Will that really make my CPU temp drop that muuch? MBM says my case is at 25C and the CPU is at 45C, that just doesn't seem right to me.

I have updated to the newest BIOS.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:39 am 
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the temp sensor plays a role as to how accurate the readings are. Asus is low, abit is high.


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The difference in temps is likely due to two factors. The first already mentioned is that Abit boards read slightly higher than actual and Asus boards read lower than actual.

The other factor is that it takes time (200hours) for AS5 to cure. What exactly happens I am not sure. Just that heat from the proc is transmitted better to the heat sink.

So the higher temps you are seeing is partly due to the switch to an Abit board and partly due to the AS5 needing to cure before it performs its best.


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