How long should thermal paste sit?

How long does thermal paste have to set?

You should not need to reapply it for 3 to 6 years depending on the daily use, if ever. It takes effect instantly but it can take weeks for it to fully cure depending on how much you use your PC, the heat cures it. If its running more than a couple C's hotter you made a mistake applying it or mounting the cooler.

Do you need to let thermal paste sit?

That's no problem. The thermal paste only "dries out" over time and especially with the normal warm-up and cool-down cycles of a CPU. Installing the paste using a proper technique and letting it sit overnight won't have a negative effect.

Should I wait for my thermal paste to dry?

Can thermal paste Harden?

What happens if thermal paste dries?

How fast does thermal paste dry?

Should thermal paste be wet or dry?

How long does thermal paste last on a CPU?

Is thermal paste supposed to harden?

Does thermal paste get hard?

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