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Old 07-27-2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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Well i guess i put too much on my cpu about a month ago. im thinking about re doing it tonight. how long does this stuff last in the toob? i have about half a tube left and its been sitting in my closet for ~1 month, is it still good?
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:37 AM   #2
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im guessing its still good.
mines sat in a box for about 6 months, and i recently put some in my old graphics card, and it still works
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ahh well i squirted a little out (eww ) and it looked just the same as when it came in the mail. im gonna go for it
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Yea, that stuff lasts nearly forever if it's sealed up nice and tight. I'm still working off a tube I got from Radio Shack years ago.
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well i went through with it and my temps are actually a lot better i stay in the low 30's idle but have yet to game at all. i will soon
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:56 AM   #6
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You have a heat pipe direct touch cooler, you need to apply the thermal paste differently to other people. I have always used this method:



First, fill in the valleys between the heatpipes with paste, then apply thin lines along each pipe.
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I've seen the single line method on HDT coolers work too. You own one though, I'll take your word for it.
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I tried the single line across the heatpipes, but I found it didn't spread properly.
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Hmm, that's good to know.
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i am thinking of getting some arctic silver 5 and put some on my CPU, and chisets, how much do i put, i know to put a little. But how much is the right amount?
and maybe the graphics card in like a month when i wouldnt be scared of actually doing something to it.
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