Thursday, December 27th 2007

Arctic Cooling Now Offers 30 gram MX-2 Package

Due to the high demand, a new large 30 gram package of MX-2 has been released by Arctic Cooling. MX-2 is a high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance compound for components that require optimum thermal dissipation. It is ideally suited for use in CPU, GPU cooling and other applications between power semiconductor components and heat sinks where thermal conductivity is the major factor. The recommended retail price of the MX-2 thermal compound (30g) is 28,95 € / US$ 39.95.

Source: Arctic Cooling
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18 Comments on Arctic Cooling Now Offers 30 gram MX-2 Package

#1
wiak
HOLY MAKARONI
hehe, am still waiting for my four tubes of 4g mx-2 and a akasa tim clean
must come soon, have waited two weeks allready :(
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Akasa TIM CLEAN? What the hell is that?
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#3
jydie
Has anybody used this product yet? I am still using AS5. Should I upgrade to this or is there something else that is even better?
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#4
FatForester
People have used MX-2, and it's better than AS5, but unless if you're a real OCD overclock junkie, then AS5 is all you need. The good thing about MX-2 is that it can be also used on GPU's.
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#5
ktr
Wow, enough to put on my toast!
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#8
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
by: jydie
Has anybody used this product yet? I am still using AS5. Should I upgrade to this or is there something else that is even better?
All I use now is MX-2. Dropped temps on my Q6600 a few degrees, and about 6c on my 8800GT compared to AS5.
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#9
FreedomEclipse
Crazy Dogmatic Bullsh!t!
by: FatForester
People have used MX-2, and it's better than AS5, but unless if you're a real OCD overclock junkie, then AS5 is all you need. The good thing about MX-2 is that it can be also used on GPU's.
i use AS5 on my GPUs anyway lol
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#10
erocker
Nice! I'm going to put this stuff on everything. I hear it clears up acne too!!!! J/k.
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#11
HaZe303
Mx-2 is great. Use atm only on my gpu, but will soon use it on the cpu as well, as soon as I feel up to it.
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#12
JC316
Knows what makes you tick
Whats so great about it? I am using Antec Silver 5 and it does fine.
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#13
Cold Storm
Battosai
MX-2 doesn't have to sit like Artic silver 5.. Plus if you look at the making of Aritc Silver 5 it has metal flakes in it... Or something else like that... I forget...
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#14
Beertintedgoggles
The better points of MX-2: it is not conductive nor is it capacitive, no burn-in time, and I've found that it performs much better on my naked Opteron 170 than AS5 did. With the arctic silver my load temps were ~57 C while MX-2 kept it at 48 C max. I was skeptical at first too at the performance difference but figured if I could drop my temps with only using different paste I'd try (I still have almost half a large tube of AS5 that'll I'll use on rigs of friends and family). I reserve the MX-2 for myself!
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#15
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Beertintedgoggles
The better points of MX-2: it is not conductive nor is it capacitive, no burn-in time, and I've found that it performs much better on my naked Opteron 170 than AS5 did. With the arctic silver my load temps were ~57 C while MX-2 kept it at 48 C max. I was skeptical at first too at the performance difference but figured if I could drop my temps with only using different paste I'd try (I still have almost half a large tube of AS5 that'll I'll use on rigs of friends and family). I reserve the MX-2 for myself!
lol... I'd do that too! Artic Silver 5 has REAL SILVER flaxes in the liquid. it will cause friction to which it can wear down the compound. and because of the flaxes, it isn't as solid as MX-2. And with that, the temps are higher...
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#16
wiak
MX-1 was my first thermal paste, it was a realy wreid story
when i was about to order the Arctic Silver i acidently ordered mx-1 :roll:
but it was good as mx-1 was safer, as in i got it on my cpu pins and it oced fine to 2.6ghz :rockout:
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
by: JC316
Whats so great about it? I am using Antec Silver 5 and it does fine.
the antec stuff is nasty, and not even silver. Go to a real grease and you will get far better temps.

MX2 is quite easy to apply, which results in better temps for most.
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#18
1c3d0g
by: Darkrealms
Did anyone ever review the OCZ stuff http://www.techpowerup.com/?46072?

Any thoughts on which may be better?
Agreed. A thermal paste round-up would be excellent and probably a first-of-its-kind. :)
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