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Therm.paste how many times to use till empty?

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a b à CPUs
January 24, 2013 9:32:10 AM

i ordered 4 gram tube of arctic MX2 thermal paste and was just wondering how many times can it be used till its empty?
a b à CPUs
January 24, 2013 10:07:32 AM

Depends how much you put. i put a pebble size. if you do it like me Probally like 4-6times

But thermal paste is like 3-10bucks so its cheap
a b à CPUs
January 24, 2013 10:59:05 AM

It'll go bad before you use it up if you build a new computer every 2 to 3 years.
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January 24, 2013 11:11:44 AM

depends on the composition and your method of spreading I tend to go with a small line rice grain size at this point, I've had a very syringe sitting around for about 3 years now (aluminum based), I've applied it to 5 CPU coolers 2 of them several times and its about halfway gone.
a b à CPUs
January 24, 2013 11:11:46 AM

Yeah it should last long enough unless you're constantly replacing it.
a b à CPUs
January 24, 2013 11:24:28 AM

Just because it's cheap using too mush is bad too. Some paste conduct electricity and too mush can spread out an short something out on the mobo.
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