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Old 08-02-2006, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I still have a partially used tube of Arctic Silver 5 from 3 years ago when I last built my PC.

Would this be optimal to use in my new one or should I go buy new thermal compound?

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Old 08-02-2006, 06:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe it's supposed to be within 1 year

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Old 08-02-2006, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i really dont believe silver expires but being its 3 years old, i think there are better pastes to use for todays hotter cpu's. its like 10 bucks anyway so whats a new tube to protect a 200 dollar cpu.
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Old 08-02-2006, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It *should* be fine. There are no other proper thermal pastes that are better. Just get a new stick if it doesn't look right when you start to squeeze it out.

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Old 08-03-2006, 09:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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was the cap off? I think having dust and stuff on it, can cause trouble
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