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CPU Thermal Paste Question:

Arty-777

1 month ago

So I just bought a new cpu and I won’t need it for a few months. Will it be alright to sit in the box for a long period of time? Or will something happen to the thermal paste? Please help. thank you,

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I may be late chiming in but I see you have an r7 2700x on your saved part lists. You can safely use the stock cooler but if you are concerned about thermals from the thermal paste you could just get a budget tower cooler instead which will provide more cooling than stock. Something like the Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 for $20 USD is a great example. That may also allow better auto boost clocks on the CPU and also for not much more money. It also comes with thermal paste too.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hJFPxr/deepcool-cpu-cooler-gammaxx400

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's fine their liable to sit on a warehouse shelf a long time also.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

True, thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It should be fine. After 12 months I would swap out the paste. But really personally I always change out stock coolers and paste.

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