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    Old Arctic Silver 3

    I've used up my TIM that came with the Noctua CPU cooler. With new MB on the way I've got an old tube (roughly 5-6 years old) of AS3 lying around. Any reason why this shouldn't be usable still? Would prefer not to be buying some new TIM if not needed.

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    Re: Old Arctic Silver 3

    I`d say it should be fine, just make sure it still has a fairly fluid consistency and hasn`t turned to a lump of concrete.

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    Re: Old Arctic Silver 3

    even if it seperates you can mix it back together

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    Re: Old Arctic Silver 3

    Just used it on an old computer and seems to be okay. Is pretty viscous stuff but hasn't hardened.

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    Re: Old Arctic Silver 3

    I always preferred the consistency of AS3 to AS5, I just found it easier to work with.
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    Re: Old Arctic Silver 3

    I store the thermal paste so the little syringes are always pointing down and it helps a bit with the separation.

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    Re: Old Arctic Silver 3

    I have a tube of AS5 you can have, I use MX2 so it will probably just end up in the bin. PM me if you want it.

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    Re: Old Arctic Silver 3

    PM sent!

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