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Which of these thermal pastes should I use?

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I have 5+ year old Artic silver 5, 5+ year old Tuniq tx-2, and thermal master paste that just came in my 212 Hyper Evo box. I'm not sure if the others degrade much over time but in any case I figure I should ask.
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post #2 of 6
The real difference in pastes is so small just use the new stuff.
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post #3 of 6
Just use the paste that came with the heatsink. I don't think paste degrade over time but better safe than sorry.
 
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post #4 of 6
if it's not separating you should be good.
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I bought a tube of Thermalcoat Thermal Joint Compound about 16 years ago, I still use it today on all my CPU replacements. Once in awhile I've noticed that it has separated as I squeeze some out of the tube, I find me a toothpick and stir it until it is mixed again. Works like new, even on my latest I7 3770K. No need for all those higher priced pastes, save yourself a bundle guys over the years. After about 20 new CPU changes and about the same number reinstalls, I have half a tube left. There you have it.
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I bought a tube of Thermalcoat Thermal Joint Compound about 16 years ago, I still use it today on all my CPU replacements. Once in awhile I've noticed that it has separated as I squeeze some out of the tube, I find me a toothpick and stir it until it is mixed again. Works like new, even on my latest I7 3770K. No need for all those higher priced pastes, save yourself a bundle guys over the years. After about 20 new CPU changes and about the same number reinstalls, I have half a tube left. There you have it.

Well I guess that's good to know, now to decide which of the 3 to use.
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