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I've bought Arctic mx-4 for my newly built system. During the application I felt sand-like particules that gives me strange feeling. But after the application the temperatures seems higher than my previous 6 years old mx-4.. So I scan the qr code and boom.. the product is fake. although the packaging was the exact same as the original the performance was poor. the pictures are attached. Please be aware!!
 

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where did you buy it bud ?. thanks for the heads up.
 
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where did you buy it bud ?. thanks for the heads up.
I bought it from 3rd party seller from amazon turkey. (Not directly from amazon.) I contacted the support and got the refund.
 
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i have to say, the packaging is too good for fake paste
 
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so much effort to fake an already mediocre and dirt cheap product?
people must be insanely desperate to make money...
 

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so much effort to fake an already mediocre and dirt cheap product?
people must be insanely desperate to make money...
Calls the best thermal paste on the market "mediocre"...
 
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Calls the best thermal paste on the market "mediocre"...
"best on the market"
proof that claim :)
it deteriorates very fast as soon as it lands on a GPU or something like a 10900k
the performance is mid range
and it's cheap.


NT H2, KPX, Kryonaut/Extreme, GC Extreme, and maybe even arctic MX5! these are one of the best ones.
 
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"best on the market"
proof that claim :)
it deteriorates very fast as soon as it lands on a GPU or something like a 10900k
the performance is mid range
and it's cheap.


NT H2, KPX, Kryonaut/Extreme, GC Extreme, and maybe even arctic MX5! these are one of the best ones.
Different scenarios yield different results. Applying the goop incorrectly will also have different results.
I've owned non branded paste from China and it performed well on overclocked rigs.
Those who demand temps be lowered by 1 or 2c need their heads examined.
 
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I don't know if mx-4 is the best in the market, but I'm pretty sure it is the best price/performance paste.
 
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That's why I bought 50 grams of MX-5 and 33 (?) grams of Kryonaut Extreme right when they got released.
Impossible to get a fake product if you buy it that soon.
 
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User assumption...
 
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Maybe we could argue about something less divisive. Like pineapple on pizza, or what color that damn dress was.
 
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Maybe we could argue about something less divisive. Like pineapple on pizza, or what color that damn dress was.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with pinealpple on pizza as long as it's accompanied by ham. :)

That's why I bought 50 grams of MX-5 and 33 (?) grams of Kryonaut Extreme right when they got released.
50 grams?, Are you spreading it on your morning toast?

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This just doesn't make any sense. I'm skeptical of the QR code all together. I'd shoot arctic an email and see what's up. Thermal paste and everything that surrounds it is stupid.
 

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MX4 is great, cheapy cheap and lasts forever in my builds

Fake MX4 however, makes me maaaaaad.
 

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so, at least for now you need to consider something for the paste
and seriously, from packaging. it just me or my eyes, usually fake things have grammatical error or inconsistent color or different packaging
and that one (if it's fake) it means their quality improved pretty well
 
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I bought it from 3rd party seller from amazon turkey.
This just doesn't make any sense. I'm skeptical of the QR code all together. I'd shoot arctic an email and see what's up. Thermal paste and everything that surrounds it is stupid.
I wouldnt trust 3rd party sellers, likely Artic would be happy for the awareness.
 
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looks like someone got hold of real packaging and labels but the QR codes hadn't been scanned into Arctic's database yet hence the invalid QR codes
 
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looks like someone got hold of real packaging and labels but the QR codes hadn't been scanned into Arctic's database yet hence the invalid QR codes
What! Must be a grand conspiracy at Artic! :rolleyes: :kookoo:

(@W1zzard where is the tinhat emote?)
 
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What! Must be a grand conspiracy at Artic! :rolleyes: :kookoo:

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