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Arctic MX-5 is here boys!!!!! Tests incoming!!!

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I'm bit surprised it comes with a spatula, I have always just used the large pea method and never had issues. Maybe I will try spatula and get it even I don't know.

$6.99 (Nice ~ "LinusTechTips")


just ordered mine, incoming tests, from my arctic mx-4.... nothing else will change 1.360v all core 4625 no downclocking i simply will change paste, keep same fan curve, run same tests. let's see if I gain anything, keep in mind my rig is only 4 months old. so the mx-4 was fresh as are the tests from it.

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@R-T-B rock on!!!! :rockout:


edit: tests i plan to run, cinebench r23 10 min loop for single and all core, 3d mark firestrike extreme stress tests entire 20 minute loop or however long it is, same with time spy stress tests... and cinebench r20 single and all core.

i will compare before after, change nothing but the paste and boot up. :rockout: let's see if we can lose 3 celsius!!! i doubt it, we might get 2 though

edit2 : that is a basic link, I do not gain any money from that link. this is just about having fun for the hobby for me, cheers!
 
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I'm bit surprised it comes with a spatula
the spatula adds $0.10, you can select no spreader though & save 10 cents. :laugh:

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I wonder how it'll compare to Gelid GC Extreme in an AIO?
 
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I wonder how it'll compare to Gelid GC Extreme in an AIO?

no idea mate, I don't have the resources or time to test anymore pastes. I can test my MX-4 versus MX-5 though, especially since it was a fresh paste only 4 months ago, should be fine. :D

my guess is 2 celsius better than all other pastes, that's my hope anyway... i read one review on Amazon, the only mx-5 review, he says he gained 5 celsius on a 5600x, but no other info... so yeah take with grain of salt.
 
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in case anyone is interested, Arctic is giving away $1000/month to winners in their 'drawing'. to enter you must buy mx5, scan the QR code, & fill out the form for a chance to win.

Arctic Giveaway Here
 
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Still haven't found anything better than Kryonaut Thermal Grizzly - but, let it come to the test :)


I tried kryonaut once, was very expensive for the amount I got, and was pain in butt to put on.. maybe the one I got was old... but MX-4 was just so much easier to use/squirt out to right pea size.
 
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I tried kryonaut once, was very expensive for the amount I got, and was pain in butt to put on.. maybe the one I got was old... but MX-4 was just so much easier to use/squirt out to right pea size.

You are right on the consistency - it is a little harder to spread - prize - well I bought 3 (1g) tubes on Black Friday for $8 each, using it on the CPU and GPU,
and it is better than MX-4 and Gelid GC-Extreme - IMO
 

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my tube of MX-5 is arriving today.

notice i splurged & spent the extra cheddar for the spatula!!:pimp:
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can't wait to see how long it takes to completely deteriorate into silicone soup after running 10 minutes on something above a ryzen 3...
 

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Hi,
I've got plenty of paste but will add it to my get list next time I need something from amazon...
 
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The spatula is quite useful to scrape off old paste.
 
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Man! I just bought the giant 45g (or whatever it is) tube of MX-4. The cynic in me hopes the MX-5 isn't much better, but the enthusiast in me slaps that cynic silly.
 
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can't wait to see how long it takes to completely deteriorate into silicone soup after running 10 minutes on something above a ryzen 3...


I'm pretty sure Arctic would have tested it thoroughly before mass production, they have the best AIO on the markets these days, and overall seem to be competent. So I doubt it will be that bad.

Mine is still out for delivery, but I won't be getting to anything until next weekend as I have been hired at a new job that starts Monday.
 

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can't wait to see how long it takes to completely deteriorate into silicone soup after running 10 minutes on something above a ryzen 3...
I keep seeing comments like this about the MX line and they seem to be completely unfounded. I've never, not once, had an issue with MX paste degrading like that, and I've used it on plenty of overclocked CPUs and graphics cards. Some notable examples include a hot running i7 920, and perhaps the best examples, my two GTX1070s that are constantly under mining load. The application is quite old, done some time around June/July 2017 or so. Here we are in early 2021 and there's nothing wrong with the paste, despite nearly 4 years of rough use.
 

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I keep seeing comments like this about the MX line and they seem to be completely unfounded. I've never, not once, had an issue with MX paste degrading like that, and I've used it on plenty of overclocked CPUs and graphics cards. Some notable examples include a hot running i7 920, and perhaps the best examples, my two GTX1070s that are constantly under mining load. The application is quite old, done some time around June/July 2017 or so. Here we are in early 2021 and there's nothing wrong with the paste, despite nearly 4 years of rough use.

I think because since 2017, MX-4 just seems to have gotten quite runny in consistency. I too have a a really old tube from the days when the packaging on the syringe was silver/grey and compared to the newer one in blue that i bought in 2019 some time, its a night and day difference. The formula did change but it was a change that wasnt really talked about apart from a few voices saying it pretty much melted out of place when used in horizontal applications such as laptops and GPUs etc etc.
 
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can't wait to see how long it takes to completely deteriorate into silicone soup after running 10 minutes on something above a ryzen 3...
Arctic MX series is one of the better pastes for longevity historically. It's their primary feature.
 
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my mx-5 tube just came in the mail. i will try to run some tests late next week or next weekend and update here.
 

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Arctic MX series is one of the better pastes for longevity historically. It's their primary feature.
Good thermal performance, easy application, easy clean up, and not being electrically conductive are all key features. That's what makes it a great paste and that's why I use it all the time. Never any problems with the MX line since I started using it over a decade ago. Sure you won't get the best thermal performance, but you're giving up other features for that. Can't have it all.
 
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Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1Tb + Samsung 970 Evo 500Gb
Display(s) Dell - 27" LED QHD G-SYNC x2
Case Fractal Design Meshify-C
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 1000 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502 spectrum
Keyboard AZIO MGK-1 RGB (Kaith Blue)
Software Win 10 Professional 64 bit
Benchmark Scores the MLGeesiest
personally i use Noctua,
but simply because Norton shipped me a tube or two for the Kreij memorial PC builds we used to do.

with all these TIM tubes, & the old single use syringes from when i worked at Dell, it looks like a junkies desk :laugh:
no TIM is 'bad' unless it is real garbo, MX, AS5, Noctua, Cryorigs, Coolermaster, ID cooling, theyre all fine.

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