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Amidamaru 04-15-2006 01:15 PM

AC5 Leaving on
 
I left my PC on full straight for about 3 days. And left pc on for about 12 hours for 2 days. Will this affect the quality of the AC5 contact - I have 32oC of my AMD athlon x2 4800+ so its not too bad i dont think.

approximate sum

24*3 = 72
12*2 = 24

Total = 96

Green Radience 04-15-2006 01:17 PM

200 hours is the official time it takes for the AS5 to get into the little vaccuum holes, so you still have a bit to go. 32*C is excellent though, you can't ask for better. I don't think I've seen anything lower than 30*C Idle with air cooling at room temperature (assuming you're not outside in a blizzard).

Get Prime95, do the Torture Test, and use SpeedFan to monitor the temperatures.

Have you overclocked yet?

Amidamaru 04-15-2006 01:40 PM

Nah i not overclocked yet. I want to be sorting airflow in my case first.

So you don't think i have jepridised the quality of my AC5 too much by doing this then?

Lord AnthraX 04-15-2006 01:45 PM

ITS AS5!!!!!

sorry I had to say that....

any way no your all good. I suggest you reading up on some OC guides and giv it a shot...but first like green said, run 3DMark 06 , Prime95

Amidamaru 04-15-2006 01:48 PM

lol ok.

Also i just realised i said AC5 when i meant AS5 but you knew what i meant neway

Green Radience 04-15-2006 02:02 PM

Well what you did IS unorthodox, the recommended way is to turn your computer off when you go to bed, and turn it on when you wake up, and do this for 2 weeks.

I'd do that from now on, but I don't think there was anything negative from what you did.

Trifid 04-15-2006 02:54 PM

Re: AC5 Leaving on
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Amidamaru

24*3 = 72
12*2 = 24

Total = 96

??? Whats with the mathematics?

It is best to turn your PC off, and let it rest and then turn it back on, as well as doing vaired work loads on the PC. I don't know if it makes a difference though.

Seeing as thermal paste has come up, and your question answered. How often are you meant to replace the thermal paste?

Amidamaru 04-15-2006 04:51 PM

The maths was too show the half days and full days. I will turn it off tonight - I just wanted to do some stuff on my PC and leave it idle. I have a few stuff to the PC tomorrow so I will be able to turn it off for that.

Thank you for the advice.

CrazeD 04-16-2006 05:11 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Green Radience
200 hours is the official time it takes for the AS5 to get into the little vaccuum holes, so you still have a bit to go. 32*C is excellent though, you can't ask for better. I don't think I've seen anything lower than 30*C Idle with air cooling at room temperature (assuming you're not outside in a blizzard).

Get Prime95, do the Torture Test, and use SpeedFan to monitor the temperatures.

Have you overclocked yet?

I get 20*C at idle with the stock HSF and stock thermal pad with my AMD Athlon 64 3200+.

reggie_da_man 04-16-2006 08:50 AM

I get 28*C and I still have to let mine set for a few days.


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