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Just curious... nt-h1 cured hard for me... it basically superglued my 1100T and d14 together.. i needed a thin razor blade and pliers to get them to part.

I am not sure if i did something wrong since the nt-h1 isn't suppose to cure hard? or is it suppose to?

I am using shin etsu and that doesn't cure hard... what are other tims cure hard so i know to stay away from them
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As far as i know, AS5 and my cheap generic white TIM i don't use for my gear don't cure hard
   
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AS5 cured hard for me for over after sitting in for nearly 2 years on an old rig I had several years back. Took forever to get out without yanking the cpu out of the socket.
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post #4 of 10
If your paste is "hard" when you take it off to clean, its old and been on there for too long. Indego Extreme is the only one I know of the is a "Hard" TIM, its some insane stuff too!
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Wow. Your Noctua paste got hard. I've used mine and never saw that.

How long was it in place?
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post #6 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume View Post
Wow. Your Noctua paste got hard. I've used mine and never saw that.

How long was it in place?
2 months... it might have been a problem due to subzero temps. I was using a phaser for about a month with it. Anyone experience that with subzero temps? i'd like to use it again since it gave me really good temps... i just don't want it to get hard on me again.


that's what she said

EDIT: not sure but why wouldn't it, heat still needs to be transfered from cpu to block.... but it's all i had at the time... now i am using shin etsu which works great.
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/1/11 at 9:35pm
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I think this would bet the best place to get that answer lol. I'm going to be body parts it dose though. side note..when using a phase-change or other sub zero cooler, dose what TIM your using realy matter?
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I heard the coolab liquid pro/ultra/whatevers also harden up over time.
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post #9 of 10
MX3 never gets hard, apart from when you freeze it.
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OCZ Freeze has no curing time and doesn't dry hard.
    
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