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Thermal paste longevity?

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I have a tube of Arctic Silver 5 which is close to a year old. How long is this stuff usable for?
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Its good for a very long time! There isn't much of an exparation date or anything, its just Thermal paste... But usually a year is when it'd be nice to replace the tube. I wouldn't use it, it sonly 5 USD to get a new one. So if you can buy a new one, if not Use it... nothign will happen.
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