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    In the tube, does thermal compound (Artic Silver 5) get old?? TIA
    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

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    AS2 and possibly 3 was supposed to have that problem and the newer stuff was supposed to fix that. Unless you are removing the heatsink for some reason you should not have to re-apply it. If you do make sure you clean the heatsink and CPU first.
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    Thx Todd. My CPU is running HOT, 55 C at startup. Im getting a new hsf and have some atrtic silver left from awhile back. Was just wondering if I need to get a new tube.
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    Ok, bumping this post. Anyone try this stuff http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100009 ? Is it better or different then AC5?
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    Back when I got AS2, it came with some info, suggesting it be kept in the fridge in a horizontal position.

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    AS5 is the best. That stuff was between 3 and 5 I think. I usually go here for AS5 (and case mod stuff) for $5.99:

    http://www.bestbyteinc.com/prodinfo....er=TIM-ARS-535

    They will even ship it first class US Postal for $1. NewEgg charges $5 to ship. It might take a few more days.
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