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What is the proper consistency of Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste?

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I have used Arctic Silver in the paste and am used to its soft, sticky, toothpaste-like consistency. I couldn't find my Arctic Silver for a project I am working on so I grabbed a tube of Noctua that I got a few years ago with a heatsink. The consistency is very firm and thick, holding the shape of the tube it is extruded from. Is this right? Or has this just gone bad over time?
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That is normal, it will get softer and bed-in over time after a few hundred heat cycles.
 
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Oh, and make sure you prime the transfer plates before hand when using noctua paste.
 
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Originally Posted by GerroffMe View Post

That is normal, it will get softer and bed-in over time after a few hundred heat cycles.

Thanks for the reply.
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Originally Posted by clawlan View Post

The consistency is very firm and thick, holding the shape of the tube it is extruded from. Is this right? Or has this just gone bad over time?

That is normal.
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