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AS old vs AS new

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by toString, 4 Mar 2006.

  1. toString

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,954

    Location: London

    I have a tube of the old stuff. I'm thinking around 1999? I used it on an athlon xp 1.3ghz, and a mate used some on his 1ghz I believe.. AXIA? Those were the days...

    So probably about a million squirts of the stuff left...
    I'm about to upgrade (finally) to a 64 opty or athlon. Is it worth buying some new stuff, or is this stuff still ok?
    I did a test squirt and it came out silvery still(!).

    It doesn't have a version number on it, maybe it's the first one. 6.5g tube.

    Thanks,
    KA :)
     
  2. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    Unless silver goes off I doubt you'll need new stuff.
     
  3. drunknmunky

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Jul 2005

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    Location: UK

    If it hasn't turned solid it should be fine.
     
  4. toString

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,954

    Location: London

    Good replies, thanks! :)
     
  5. iraiguana

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,599

    the compound will go off with time IF it is exposed to the air, as long as it comes out easily and is roughly the same consistancy as it was to begin with (roughly as has been awhile) then u should be fine. But sometimes worth it to get a nice shiny new one.