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March 7, 2010 3:40:24 AM

Do I have to run my PC after I apply arctic silver? Can I let it sit overnight once I apply it and then start my rig up in the morning, will it hurt it?

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March 7, 2010 6:15:44 AM

shineon2010 said:
Do I have to run my PC after I apply arctic silver? Can I let it sit overnight once I apply it and then start my rig up in the morning, will it hurt it?



no, I do not think that it will hurt u'r PC. bet it is best To give 1-2Hours rest afret applying it...........
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March 7, 2010 5:31:15 PM

Arctic Silver 5 has a curing process where it needs to heat up and cool down a few times before getting optimum performance - usually takes a few days.

But I'm not sure why you think you can't run the computer straight away - it's not like thermal compound needs to set or dry or anything, so start up as soon as you're ready no need to wait.
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March 8, 2010 4:40:14 AM

yeah and most of the time a stressed cpu might help arctic silver to get it's peak thermal performance so..cranck it up!
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March 8, 2010 11:08:12 AM

I have been using AS5 for years, and I just have never noticed any kind of curing effect.
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March 8, 2010 1:22:22 PM

jsc said:
I have been using AS5 for years, and I just have never noticed any kind of curing effect.


Nor have I honestly, but Arctic Silver say it takes a few thermal cycles to settle out.
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March 8, 2010 6:07:21 PM

Arctic Silver even recommends turning on your PC right after you finish putting it back together to improve the curing.
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March 8, 2010 6:41:44 PM

thats why i use ocz freeze
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March 9, 2010 3:12:52 AM

Best answer selected by shineon2010.
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