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[EOL] Arctic MX-5 is here!!Tests incoming! Completed. Now its MX-6 testing time!

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Wait, what? EOL already? What I've missed? :eek:
Arctic pulled it from the market over consistency consistency concerns.

No that's not a typo :p.
 

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Arctic pulled it from the market over consistency consistency concerns.

No that's not a typo :p.
Haha. :D Well, I seem to be in luck as my favourite PC shop has a 20g syringe of MX-4 on sale at 12.90EUR. It should be enough for while..

To be honest, I was also pretty disappointed with MX-5, and looks that it's not on sale anymore. Totally missed that.
 
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So is mx4 still fine? Or is that poop as well now?
 

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That will be the only paste I ever use then. Cool. :rockout:
 
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Wait, what? EOL already? What I've missed? :eek:
yep. i cant buy MX5 since months (and they are in germany... :( )
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Yeah, I did read few pages back and saw their announcement about this. Hm, that sucks. But yeah, I'll just order a 20g syringe of MX-4 and it should be enough for a while.
 

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That's why I was really surprised to see it still for sale, especially from Arctic themselves.
probably because it is old stock. i mean the paste is not dangerous or anything. just a lot of tubes are very! thick and others are very runny and sticky.
 
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"Resealable packaging prevents the paste from drying out."

I though thermal pastes did not dry out at room temperature.
Long term storage maybe? I probably wouldn't trust some left open for a few years...
 

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my experience pump out is a bit less bad if you don't tighten the heatsink as much as it was from the factory. (just 1/8 rotation less can help sometimes)
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That is NOT pump-out. It is excess TIM being squeezed out the sides during heatsink assembly, nothing more. This is an example of someone using a term that is completely not the effect being shown.

Just found this on their website.
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We've already seen that.

Still available in the US. Sold by Arctic even.

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They're just clearing out remaining stock.

If TFX pumped out there is something else going on. TFX is very thick, it doesn’t run. It’s way thicker than SYY.
I think the user in question misunderstands what "pump-out" means. The experiences they are describing is not anything other than excess TIM being squished out the sides as the heatsink is being secured. That happens A LOT and is not pump-out.
 
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I think the user in question misunderstands what "pump-out" means. The experiences they are describing is not anything other than excess TIM being squished out the sides as the heatsink is being secured. That happens A LOT and is not pump-out.

From what I see, users complaining about "pump-out" are looking at the lack of thermal paste on the die area after removing a heatsink and think that's bad. But that's literally what thermal paste is supposed to do, it conforms to the space (however small it may be) when pressure is applied and prevents air gaps.

For "pump-out" to be objectively real, there must be some kind of worsening thermal contact inefficiency that translates into die temperatures increasing over time. Personally I haven't seen any instances where users have collected any information confirming that this is actually the case.
 
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From what I see, users complaining about "pump-out" are looking at the lack of thermal paste on the die area after removing a heatsink and think that's bad. But that's literally what thermal paste is supposed to do, it conforms to the space (however small it may be) when pressure is applied and prevents air gaps.
Exactly correct! There is not supposed to be much TIM at all between the heatsink and CPU die/IHS.
For "pump-out" to be objectively real, there must be some kind of worsening thermal contact inefficiency that translates into die temperatures increasing over time.
And for the effect to be a real thing, it would take multiple years for it to take place, not hours, days, weeks or even months. This is because the "flexing" effect of heat-cycle expansion and contraction is measured in nanometers(billionths of a meter). Anything more would fracture and destroy the IC die itself.
Personally I haven't seen any instances where users have collected any information confirming that this is actually the case.
I work on PC's everyday, frequently replacing TIM. I have never seen any evidence of the proclaimed "pump-out" effect. I've seen squish-out, but that's not the same thing.
 
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I guess some repair shop want their customers to replace TIM as quick as possible :D, just good business...
 
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That is NOT pump-out. It is excess TIM being squeezed out the sides during heatsink assembly, nothing more. This is an example of someone using a term that is completely not the effect being shown.
this is not what i said.
if you have a card that suffers a lot from it a tiny bit less tightened down screws leave a little bit more room and these ~0.2mm are enough on some heatsinks to make the whole pump out effect way less dramatic.
my 2080 Ti had the worst issues where paste barely lasted more than two weeks.
with a slightly less screwed down heatsink it was over 3 months.
 

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Make way for mx6 lol

I had no idea MX-5 was recalled and EoL, wow.

Yeah, my guess is they will make a MX-6 now... interesting, don't think I ever seen this happen in the thermal paste industry before lol

I will be using Noctua NT-H2 as I still have some for my next build, so meh.

I honestly just wish someone would design something for Conductonaut to be safer, I'd really like to get some full copper giant heatsink cooling setup with Conductnaut, but I just am not willing to risk damaging a next gen desktop, so eh.


that there with dual fans... and conductonaut... nom nom

Arctic pulled it from the market over consistency consistency concerns.

No that's not a typo :p.

thank you for mentioning this, I must have missed the post about it. odd
 

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