Monday, September 13th 2010

Arctic Releases MX-4 High Performance Thermal Compound

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.
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.
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30 Comments on Arctic Releases MX-4 High Performance Thermal Compound

Holy S*&% im getting some of this...:)
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Sweet every C matters!! good price too
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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!
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Nice. I can skip over MX-3 when my MX-2 tube runs out.
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Jizzler, post: 2024432"
Nice. I can skip over MX-3 when my MX-2 tube runs out.
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!
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Semi-Retired Folder
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.
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mx-3 is really hard to spread thats why i stopped using it lol, ill be getting some of this
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Wonder how does 2 year warranty works for this, if you use it all up within 2 years they replace it?
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Taskforce, post: 2024456"
Wonder how does 2 year warranty works for this, if you use it all up within 2 years they replace it?
based on shelf life IMO - if you buy tube of MX-4 that has 'gone off/bad' inside the tube, they will replace it
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Still have MX-2. Otherwise i also liked AKASA ProGrade+ solutions. Very good performance.
For others i always used generics that came with coolers.
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Hmm I wonder how this compares against my IC Diamond Carat 7
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eak im behind the times on this paste stuff im still using arctic silver
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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!
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perfect timing...I just ran out of TIM:rockout:
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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
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My tube wasnt all that easy to spread. From what I saw, I will stick with MX-2 still;)
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spread? your heatsink is supposed to spread when you tighten it on, in less thats what your talkin about
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Bird of Prey
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.
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Has someone tried Thermalfusion 400 from Cooler Master?
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