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    Thermal Paste Question

    So, as I am currently building a new pc I have a question on thermal paste.

    I have good quality thermal paste but it was bought a few years ago. Does it have a shelf life? If so how often should it be replaced?
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    Re: Thermal Paste Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    So, as I am currently building a new pc I have a question on thermal paste.

    I have good quality thermal paste but it was bought a few years ago. Does it have a shelf life? If so how often should it be replaced?
    It does but they're all different. I'd open it and squeeze a tiny bit out. If it's discoloured, chalky or seperated its had it.

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    Re: Thermal Paste Question

    Not sure exactly what would 'go off'? I've been using the same paste for many years now, not very often so don't want to be buying a new one every time!

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    Re: Thermal Paste Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Not sure exactly what would 'go off'? I've been using the same paste for many years now, not very often so don't want to be buying a new one every time!
    If it isn't well sealed it can dry out, and some of them can seperate out into their component chemicals.

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    Re: Thermal Paste Question

    Many thanks. Will dig it out and take a look. It was arctic something but have had it years
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    Re: Thermal Paste Question

    Arctic Silver?
    I think most people have an old tube of that knocking around somewhere...
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