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How long will a tube of MX-4 last?

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Hi,
I recently repaired my sisters computer, and instead of paying me with money, she bought me this kit.

And, a tube of MX-4 as I have been wanting to get a tube for when I take apart laptops(might as well reapply while its apart), and I want to reseat my heatsink.

So, how long will the tube last, how many aplications should I be able to perform with one tube, and should I take any storage percautions?

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Depends on the size of the tube. The small tubes, a good 20 CPU's I'm thinking if applied properly. Far as storing, it should say on the tube.
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If you can wait, i could tell you. I just ordered my 1st tube of it today from the egg. 4G should be enough to do a few CPU applications I would think.
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on the tube that i have, there are 3 circles indicating how much of the tim is left. im pretty sure i have used it more than 10x and it is at the 3rd and last circle.
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Thanks, it is the 4g tube so I am not exactly worried about using it all up as I really only have 1 computer that really needs it. Although I might be putting an ad on craigslist for computer repair which would be good. Would charge low prices just to give me something to do, that is my only worry if I do that will I deplete the tube. Thanks for the responses guys.
    
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post #6 of 8
If you are going to be doing repairs may I sugest spending an extra $10 more than the newegg price for 5x the ammount of TIM.

Here: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/thermal-compound/30/arctic-mx-4-4g-und-20g.html
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4g will have enough to do around 10~20 applications.

And if you're doing repairs, you're gonna want this baby [ame="http://www.amazon.com/IceFusion-Performance-Thermal-Compound-RG-ICFN-200G-B1/dp/B003AVMRR0"]here[/ame]
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I would say ~10-15 applications...
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