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new heat sink n520 cooler master/prime 95?

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May 6, 2013 12:12:25 PM

I was wondering how long I should wait to Stress my cpu with my new Heat sink. I use the cooler master thermal paste that came with it. I only use a Pea size drop in the middle in every thing is Tighten down as good as I can get it. My temps are 20c idle 27f so far in I don't see a over heat issue with my mother board any more. I was just wondering if I should let the paste settle before using prime 95 in if all looks good Would I be able to achieve 4.0 ghz?

a b K Overclocking
May 6, 2013 12:28:39 PM

Not sure why you'd wait. Paste doesn't "settle". It goes where the pressure forced it and that's where it's staying.

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a b K Overclocking
May 6, 2013 1:11:27 PM
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Be carefull. The N520 is a good cooler, but it uses a pair of 90mm fans in a push/ pull configuration. When those little guys ramp up, its going to be loud. I own two of them and they are outstanding, but not in the same ballpark as a Hyper 212 EVO.

They will not support an agressive an over clock as the 212, or a Noctua. Use baby steps.
May 6, 2013 1:52:13 PM

one more Question Can i lower My Vcore in keep 3600 Ghz? I notice when my Vcore is not at max my SB stays nice in cool?
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