What's the break-in time for AS5?
I just applied a nice thin coat of AS5 on my CPU, and there doesn't seem to be a noticable difference between AS5 and the stock thermal pad from AMD. I have a retail proc with stock HSF, and I just noticed (running Prime95 right this moment) that there is no difference, my problem is that my CPU fluctuates from about 38* idle to 50 degrees under full load, will I actually notice a difference once the AS5 bonds to the CPU? I also put some on my 9200SE, which (surprisingly surprisingly) had like, glue instead of thermal paste on it, which also smelled really bad once I pulled the HSF off of it. Anyways, is there anything I can do to keep the fluctuation to a minimum? I'm not overclocking or anything, either.
Now it seems to top out at 49, instead of 50, this is still bad, oh, wait, now it's going down to 48 while still running prime, how far do you think this will go? Oh, wait, 47 now, sweeter by the minute.