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- Arctic Silver 5 Drying Properties?
October 1, 2007, 9:07 pm
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installing an Arctic Freezer Pro 64. Now the installation will be
delayed due to a broken part.
If I leave the base of the cooler on the CPU will the thermal compound
remain soft enough to use in a week or two, or should I scrape it off
now and apply another coat when I'm ready to mount the cooler once the
Re: Arctic Silver 5 Drying Properties?
It will not dry out, the liquid synthetic base ester
(assuming AS3 or 5, not 1 or 2) is not so much unlike
synthetic motor oil. If you leave the CPU against the
cooler that is fine. If you were to leave it out in the
open, uncovered and exposed to dusty air then it would
become slightly contaminated (whether that matters much
depends a lot on how dusty the environment).