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I have arctic silver 5 this past hasn't been used in four year it had little left over in it so I decide to put some on my new cpu but after opening arctic silver 5 cap there water inside for some reason is this normal? how long doe arctic silver 5 last after first use?
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It should last several years easily.

Any chance the tube got wet since you last used it?
    
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It should last several years easily.

Any chance the tube got wet since you last used it?
if I remember correctly when I first used it wasn't wet at all it was sort hard past unlike now when i open my arctic silver 5 cap to apply on my cpu little bit of water came out.
post #4 of 8
I had that too, but with AS Matrix and it was brand new.


It'll be fine.
post #5 of 8
AS 5 can separate over time (although their website says it does not).

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Absolute Stability:
Arctic Silver 5 will not separate, run, migrate, or bleed.
I had a tube that did a little and I just moved the plunger up and down a few times with the open end pointed up and that seemed to "mix" it.

You could always send them an e-mail asking them about it. Who knows, they may send you a free tube.
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I had about half a tube left more than 3 years old too, it was darker in color and hard to spread. I didn't trust it and for the time it would take to replace the stuff if my temps were bad, so I just bought a new tube (There is better stuff out there now anyway). TIM is not very expensive, better safe than sorry.
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I had about half a tube left more than 3 years old too, it was darker in color and hard to spread. I didn't trust it and for the time it would take to replace the stuff if my temps were bad, so I just bought a new tube (There is better stuff out there now anyway). TIM is not very expensive, better safe than sorry.
My arctic silver 5 more then four year old and I notice that too my past also little darker then before umm... I might as well get new past, any recommendation which thermal should I purchased?
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My arctic silver 5 more then four year old and I notice that too my past also little darker then before umm... I might as well get new past, any recommendation which thermal should I purchased?
I tried OCZ Freeze this time (It was cheap at Walmart.com) and many here say it's great stuff. The best thing I like about OCZ Freeze is that it's non-toxic, unlike AS5.

You could do a search on here, I know I've seen some comparison charts.
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