19 Jul, 2024

Does thermal paste expire? 20-year-old TIM tested – no degradation seen, but poor compared to modern products

A syringe of ancient thermal paste has been tested by Igor’s Lab. With some surprise, the hardware testing stalwart reports that Arctic Cooling’s Silicone Paste worked just as well as a factory fresh industrial alternative with a similar formulation. However, Wallossek’s testing clarified that modern PC thermal pastes aimed at PC enthusiasts perform much better. […]

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