Does thermal compound have a shelf life?

#1 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -

Hey, I bought a tube of Arctic Silver back in January or February and never used it. I assume it's fine, but just thought I'd ask and make sure so I don't end up buying all the components for my new PC and realizing my only tube of thermal paste is . . . idk, dried up or something . . . Clearly, I know nothing about this stuff.

Thanks and have a nice day

#2 Posted by unclejohnny79 (685 posts) -

should be find if you didnt break the seal maybe but dont take my advice

#3 Posted by Colonel_Cool (808 posts) -

As long as its sealed and not dried out I think it should be fine. It shouldn't undergo some chemical change that causes it not to transfer heat or anything.

#4 Posted by sculsoldi3r (1315 posts) -

yes, the next ice age.

#5 Posted by y0y0 (106 posts) -

You should be totally fine, make sure its been at room temp though, thermal paste can handle alot more than sitting on the shelf ...... maybe your biggest worry is it feeling lonely.

#6 Posted by VACkillers (1060 posts) -

as mentioned before me, so long as its sealed, its fine

#7 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Yup, it should be fine.

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