1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Arctic Releases MX-4 High Performance Thermal Compound

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,542 (11.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,643
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    ARCTIC introduces a new thermal compound, ARCTIC MX-4, which features a new formula that guarantees exceptional heat dissipation from components and maintains the needed stability to push your computer system to its maximum. Similar to the performance of existing and acclaimed ARCTIC MX-series, ARCTIC MX-4 continues to be overclocker’s ultimate choice when choosing thermal compounds. Prior to its introduction into the market, ARCTIC MX-4 has already received a Top Product Award from PC Games Hardware in a Germany print magazine in August 2010 as it prevailed against 11 other thermal compounds in the market.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Superior Performance and Easy Application
    The ARCTIC MX-4 is a premium-grade thermal paste with exceptional performance and ease of application. It is an electrically non-conductive paste that is applied between CPU/GPU and designated coolers to transfer the dissipated heat from the components to the heat sink. Since the ARCTIC MX-4 is a metal-free compound, it eliminates the risks of causing short circuit and in turn adding more protection to your computer.

    The new formula in the ARCTIC MX-4 features optimal thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance. These characteristics effectively dissipate the emitted heat from the core components.

    The consistency of the ARCTIC MX-4 is designed for simple application. Its texture is just thin enough to spread onto components using fingers without creating much mess.

    Great Bargain for its Value
    With its competitive pricing, the performance of the ARCTIC MX-4 is the best thermal paste on the market by far. The ARCTIC MX-4 comes with a 2 year limited warranty. It is available in early September. The MSRP is US$9.95 / 7.45€, excl.VAT.
     
  2. Paintface

    Paintface New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    389 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    73
    good news
     
  3. v12dock

    v12dock

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,554 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    300
    Holy S*&% im getting some of this...:)
     
  4. Delta6326

    Delta6326

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,825 (1.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    667
    Location:
    Iowa, USA
    Sweet every C matters!! good price too
     
  5. toyo New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    225 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    32
    I still have almost a tube of MX-3, looks pretty similar. Performed admirably, with one comment: they say it doesn't need that "break-in" period like Silver 5, but my MX-3 most certainly improved after a few months, within the same thermal environment.

    I have high expectations of MX-4, go Arctic!
     
  6. Jizzler

    Jizzler

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,418 (1.32/day)
    Thanks Received:
    637
    Location:
    Geneva, FL, USA
    Nice. I can skip over MX-3 when my MX-2 tube runs out.
     
  7. Delta6326

    Delta6326

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,825 (1.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    667
    Location:
    Iowa, USA
    same here i have been using my mx-2 tube for almost 1.8years! half of it shot out like a torpedo when it got stepped on lol!
     
  8. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    19,921 (6.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,021
    Still have a tube of MX-2 and MX3, why? Because when MX-3 came out I had to try it even though I had to tube of MX-2, and I was disappointed. Then I bought a tube of Artic Silver Alumina to use on other peoples machines, so I could save the expensive stuff for myself. I found myself using the Artic Silver Alumina on my own builds, because the much cheaper Artic Silver Alumina performs virtually identically(within 1°C of the MX-3 I have). I'm not even going to bother with MX-4 and paying the same price for 1/4 the paste.
     
    1c3d0g and erocker say thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
  9. IINexusII

    IINexusII

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Messages:
    909 (0.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    171
    Location:
    London, UK
    mx-3 is really hard to spread thats why i stopped using it lol, ill be getting some of this
     
  10. Taskforce Guest

    Wonder how does 2 year warranty works for this, if you use it all up within 2 years they replace it?
     
  11. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,668 (5.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,273
    based on shelf life IMO - if you buy tube of MX-4 that has 'gone off/bad' inside the tube, they will replace it
     
  12. RejZoR

    RejZoR

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    4,612 (1.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    921
    Location:
    Europe/Slovenia
    Still have MX-2. Otherwise i also liked AKASA ProGrade+ solutions. Very good performance.
    For others i always used generics that came with coolers.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010
  13. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,633 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,392
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    WarEagleAU and Jizzler say thanks.
  14. Rebelstar

    Rebelstar New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    71 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Minsk, Belarus
    Price is really nice!!
     
  15. SabreWulf69

    SabreWulf69 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    358 (0.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    57
    Location:
    Cooloongup, Western Australia
    Hmm I wonder how this compares against my IC Diamond Carat 7
     
    WarEagleAU and 1c3d0g say thanks.
  16. Batou1986

    Batou1986

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,454 (0.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    344
    Location:
    Baltimore MD
    eak im behind the times on this paste stuff im still using arctic silver
     
  17. _JP_

    _JP_

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,681 (1.66/day)
    Thanks Received:
    734
    Location:
    Portugal
    According to AC's site, the MX-4 is priced over the MX-2 and under the MX-3. Odd, but what the heck, I'm going for it!
     
  18. t77snapshot

    t77snapshot

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,209 (1.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,742
    Location:
    S.Cali
    perfect timing...I just ran out of TIM:rockout:
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  19. overclocking101

    overclocking101

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (1.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    405
    Location:
    vermont
    the MX-4 is GOOD TIM 2c better then MX2 but its 1c more then mx-3 the main reason this TIM is good is due to the fct it has mx-3 properties but spreads well. I have a=had a review tube for weeks nd now that nda is lifte i can post results
     
  20. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,559 (7.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,095
    My tube wasnt all that easy to spread. From what I saw, I will stick with MX-2 still;)
     
  21. Delta6326

    Delta6326

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    3,825 (1.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    667
    Location:
    Iowa, USA
    spread? your heatsink is supposed to spread when you tighten it on, in less thats what your talkin about
     
  22. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,559 (7.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,095
    spread meaning I couldnt apply it without it all globbing together and not staying where it was put. For those old schoolers that still tend to manually spread the paste, this isnt what they want.
     
  23. OnBoard

    OnBoard New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,044 (1.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    379
    Location:
    Finland
    Nice, seems it's 1C better than my current tube of Noctua NT-H1. Didn't like the dryness of MX-3, so didn't even try. Oh and the price wasn't nice either compared to MX-2. Got to get me a tube, although with this rate MX-5 will be out before I need one.. :D

    Well maybe not, seems like this came out just to please the MX-2 fans. From "liquid" to "solid" was too big of a jump.
     
  24. mlee49

    mlee49

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    8,485 (3.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,103
    Sadly I would go and buy MX2 over the 3rd variant. Cheaper, easier, and does equally if not better.

    Going with expensive TIM has really limited return on investments. Seeing a 5C drop for $20 more is worth it to some, but not to others.
     
  25. WarEagleAU

    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    10,797 (3.61/day)
    Thanks Received:
    546
    Location:
    Gurley, AL
    Sweet I never even used the MX-3 or knew it was out because I have MX-2 still and IC Diamond Carat 7 which is the best to me.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page