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Installing a new cpu tomorrow. Do I leave the default paste alone, or apply AS5?

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Upgrading from an E8400 to a 4770k. If I remember right, the CPU obviously comes with its own preset paste. Should I just leave it alone, or should I apply some arctic silver 5 that I bought like 6 years ago for the E8400? could the AS5 have expired? It has been 6 years.

Also, I have this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

I assume I should still use this over what the 4770k comes with? It's like 6 years old so I have no idea if the stock 4770k cooler is any better.
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The arctic silver should be fine from what I have read. As long as it has not been put through any high temperatures or very low temperatures and that the cap is on properly so no air can get it then I would use it.
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I doubt thermal paste have an expiration date as long as it's not exposed to air causing it to dry up.
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Upgrading from an E8400 to a 4770k. If I remember right, the CPU obviously comes with its own preset paste. Should I just leave it alone, or should I apply some arctic silver 5 that I bought like 6 years ago for the E8400? could the AS5 have expired? It has been 6 years.

Also, I have this cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

I assume I should still use this over what the 4770k comes with? It's like 6 years old so I have no idea if the stock 4770k cooler is any better.

Like the fellas said before, yeah. You're golden. I have an 8-year old tube of AS5 and it still flows fine. thumb.gif
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