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How long is thermal paste good for , once you use it , do i throw

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a b à CPUs
February 1, 2009 11:39:08 AM

the unused portion away after 6 month , a year or is it good for ever ? I have enough left over for 3-4 more builds at least . It is OCZ Freeze .
a c 117 à CPUs
February 1, 2009 2:09:29 PM

If the container is sealed, it should be good for several years.
a b à CPUs
February 1, 2009 3:14:36 PM

GhislainG said:
If the container is sealed, it should be good for several years.

Thanks . just wanted to make sure .
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a b à CPUs
February 1, 2009 3:55:30 PM

to kinda go on with this thread:

how long is thermal paste good on a CPU? i have heard different things from people.
a b à CPUs
February 1, 2009 3:56:23 PM

I save the left over thermal compound. If the applicator is sealed the compound should be okay. I have a nice collection of different brands that I have tried. I use the left over compound when building pc's for friends, neighbors, and relatives.

There have been some reports of AS5 possibly deteriorating after prolonged use. The recommendation was to remove the cpu, clean it, and reapply the compound. I no longer use it so I do not personally know if that is true.

werxen - The manufacturer of the compound I have been using for the past two years claims it will not deteriorate:

http://innovationcooling.com/thermal.htm

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