- Jul 18, 2020
My point is your experiences, and those of your peers, run counter to what I know from my CPU design courses. I'm sure you've read up on a ton of articles written by non-EE majors (gaming hardware experts), and thus you're building your knowledge base from that.
My point is, your experiences smack in the same group as people who think burning in cables or using cables for that matter make a difference in sound. Hence my flip a coin 500 times, there's going to areas there it's all heads and all tails.
What you said, about stability after running the CPU at 100% could just be a thermal thing, and has absolutely nothing to do with actual stability, which you can replicate by buying a better cooler. Because you've heated up the CPU prior, the CPU expands and the heatsink expand to squeeze each other better, thus improving the thermals in the CPU...
As I've said before - temperature plays a role in EE, and if you reduce temperature, you reduce resistance, and thus probably creating a higher voltage situation. Higher voltage naturally stabilizes the electron pump into transisters because voltage means pressure if you take water analogy. Transisters can now flood faster, thus become more stable as you increase the clock speed. That's why those -300C cpus can hit over 8ghz.
Well, I am not an electrical engineer, and I make no claims to be one. But I addressed the possibility that enhancement in contact with the thermal paste could account for the real-world results that I and other overclockers witnessed in an earlier post. A post which it appears you either didn't see or didn't read.
I don't believe that burn in with respect to audio gear is real, and I am sorry if you interpreted my post as arguing in favor of that belief.