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Cure time?

How long should I wait before I turn on the system after I have applied the thermal compound and installed cpu cooler?
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  1. It's not necessary to wait. You can use the system at full load immediately.
    During the curing period there will be a gradual (and slight) improvement in cooling performance.
  2. Plus, not all thermal compounds have a curing time. For example, my TX-2 doesn't have one. WR2 is right though.
  3. what about arctic silver 5. does it have a curing time?
  4. Best answer
    It does have a curing time. But it's also very good immediately after application. It will just get a bit better over time.
    You can find some information about curing times in this article: Thermal Interface Material Performance Test
  5. jijoslin said:
    what about arctic silver 5. does it have a curing time?

    It does but I think you have to use it as it heating and cooling that cures it.
  6. Best answer selected by jijoslin.
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