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Thermal grease how long to breaking?

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ZGOZZ

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I just put my new heat sink in.
How long does it take for the heat sink and the CPU to break in?

Is this a stupid question? I read someware that you need to let it break in.
 
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ZGOZZ

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bk94si said:
It depends on what kind you use and, at most, it will only get lower temps by a couple of degrees.

I put this in Swiftech MCX478-V™ Heatsink (Socket 478) With the 92 mm Tornado, and used silver greese . It seems my temps are lower at high use. When CPU is underload with stock I was at 53c.
Now I am at 39c this looks good to me no?

But at idel stock HS was at 32c the new HS is at 35c I dont get it.
 

bk94si

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I am sorry. I misread your post. The heat sink requires no break in. The grease has a break in period. I don't get why you idle is higher either but I sure would not argue with 39 under load. :)

edit: no, I didn't misread your title is different than your post. :p
 
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ZGOZZ

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take look here. I do not think this software is reading the temps right