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does it have an expiry date or can I just put it in a cool place (70F) and store it there?
    
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If the tube is sealed, it'll last for many years.
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yeah I have a tube of mx-2 that's still good and i've had it in a capped tube for quite some time now. just used some last week. i'm fairly sure that this tubes 2 years old thumb.gif
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okay awesome!

i asked because i bought a corsair h100 and it comes with pre applied thermal paste, but i might mess up and need more so i ahve this as a back up tongue.gif

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Put unused thermal paste tube inside a sealable sandwich bag (eg Ziploc). Then, put the bag inside a refrigerator. Do not put in a freezer. This will keep the paste 'fresh' for many years. thumb.gif

The main thing to avoid when storing thermal paste is heat. When the solvent contained in the paste is evaporated due to heat, then the paste becomes hardened and cannot be squeezed out of the tube.
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okay awesome!
i asked because i bought a corsair h100 and it comes with pre applied thermal paste, but i might mess up and need more so i ahve this as a back up tongue.gif
i give u both + rep friends biggrin.gif

i dont know how picky you are with temps but the ones on the h100 are kinda decent. i used the stock paste and it gives me around 28~29C.
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