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Hi guys, going through some stuff in my room I found a jar of thermal compound. It was bought at Roger's Systems probably 15 years ago by my father. Its white and has the number tm-gup-8 on it. Can anyone tell me if its any good? It looks alright just from opening it up. I can post pics if needed.
post #2 of 9
Im sure its just generic paste.


TIM doesnt expire.
post #3 of 9
oooo jars of tim o.o why doesnt arctic cooling make those for AS5? o.o
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post #4 of 9
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I wish they did, its 8oz and cost 18 bucks back in the day.
post #5 of 9
From your father, you say? It may be brylcream
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Sethy666 View Post
From your father, you say... It may be brylcream
Haha...woah, he isn't that old.

I do remember using this stuff on my Athlon x2 3800+. I had it OC'd to 3GHz and it idled at 29c.
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Haha...woah, he isn't that old.

I do remember using this stuff on my Athlon x2 3800+. I had it OC'd to 3GHz and it idled at 29c.
Well... no harm in trying it out IMO. Give it a whirl if it is TIM indeed. Get before/after readings.
post #8 of 9
It is probably some crap that is silicone based. Keep it if you run out of the good stuff.
 
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post #9 of 9
Ive got a little plastic snap-top yellow case of nameless TIM that I still use.
It had a name on it once...but years of use has rubbed it off.
Ive been using it since I started building computers as a squirt (with my father of course) and it has been my go-to TIM since.
Heck, when I started using in 1996 it it was only half empty. Its 2011, and ive got 1/3 left.

OT
Save it! Never know when spare TIM will come in handy.
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