Thermal compound was so dry I had to crack off fan
So I can't remember exactly which thermal compound I had used last, but I think it was Silver Fox 5
I currently have MX-4 right now and may have used it the last time, I honestly can't remember.
But what would cause the thermal compound to dry out so much that it was so hard to crack off?
Last time I changed it was probably 6 months or so and I'm in Ohio and just getting out of winter.
Would my chip be getting too hot? Is this normal?
My computer is kind of by a window which I keep open often enough, could the air/cold air have tried it out? It's maybe 3' away, so it's not like it's a direct draft.