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

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Nope sorry. I was using TF8 when I was still using Intel. TFX was on 3600XT. For Zen 3 I have only used TF7 and SYY-157, and AS5.

I was thinking of either getting another 6G tube of TF8, or maybe trying out TF9, or just getting some TFX, but it's not cheap. Is TF9 thick like TFX?
If you want a thick paste Shin-Etsu 7921 probably is the most dry/thick.
I prefer the Shin-Etsu 7921 to the Zezzio ZT-GX, which feels and smells(clove/eugenol) like TFX.
 
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If you want a thick paste Shin-Etsu 7921 probably is the most dry/thick.
I prefer the Shin-Etsu 7921 to the Zezzio ZT-GX, which feels and smells(clove/eugenol) like TFX.
Instantly thought of this moment in a Simpsons episode;
Simpsons-Milhouse-ItsSoThick.gif

An all-syrup Super-Squishy! I've always wanted to try that. I've never been able to convince the folks at 7-11 to do it. I'm sure it's possible though..
 
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Nope sorry. I was using TF8 when I was still using Intel. TFX was on 3600XT. For Zen 3 I have only used TF7 and SYY-157, and AS5.

I was thinking of either getting another 6G tube of TF8, or maybe trying out TF9, or just getting some TFX, but it's not cheap. Is TF9 thick like TFX?


TF9 is not as thick as TFX but it's still a thick paste, I would say slightly thicker than TF8. TF8 and TF7 were basically the same in performance when I tested them. Not sure about TF9, maybe it's 0.5-0.75 degrees better, nothing major.
 

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looks like cooler master mastergel pro v2 may be best contender for all arounder since mx5 is not longer with us - always better than mx-4, Arctic Silver-5, Noctua - H1. In low and high pressure.
(that yellow test has something wrong with it, it is after Corsair lol)

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Where it says NH-D15 "High Tension Mount" What does this mean? They just screw the screws down until they won't screw anymore? Or does it mean a special bracket of some kind is used to create extra pressure? Wouldn't that be dangerous either way for the CPU though? I always screw in my air heatsinks really snug, but I never over exert myself so I don't damage the PCB of the motherboard.
 

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Where it says NH-D15 "High Tension Mount" What does this mean? They just screw the screws down until they won't screw anymore? Or does it mean a special bracket of some kind is used to create extra pressure? Wouldn't that be dangerous either way for the CPU though? I always screw in my air heatsinks really snug, but I never over exert myself so I don't damage the PCB of the motherboard.
I googled the phrase, heres the answer
If you have a backplate or not

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I googled the phrase, heres the answer
If you have a backplate or not

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ok, so does the default NH-D15 come with this 'backplate'? and if it does, then wouldn't everyone automatically be installed the high-tension version? and if it doesn't come with a high tension backplate, why have I never see this for sale anywhere, as someone who browses Noctua's official website just for fun sometimes (yes I am weird like that, I love their products and color scheme lol) why would anyone opt to not use what is included in the box?

I don't know. I am tired and just confused myself. oh well.
 

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ok, so does the default NH-D15 come with this 'backplate'? and if it does, then wouldn't everyone automatically be installed the high-tension version? and if it doesn't come with a high tension backplate, why have I never see this for sale anywhere, as someone who browses Noctua's official website just for fun sometimes (yes I am weird like that, I love their products and color scheme lol) why would anyone opt to not use what is included in the box?

I don't know. I am tired and just confused myself. oh well.
Some coolers on AM4 use clips and on intel use push pins

It's simulating those, it says that outright
 
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Let's make MX6 thread and make it the longest thread ever existed in TPU :laugh:

I'd rather just see if a mod could change this thread to be titled MX-5 testing completed, now its MX-6 testing. lmao it still blows my mind 160k hits on this thread. i guess there are a lot of weird people out there just like me who like thermal paste testing, even though we all know its like 2-3 celsius difference max for all of them. LMAO
 

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I'd rather just see if a mod could change this thread to be titled MX-5 testing completed, now its MX-6 testing. lmao it still blows my mind 160k hits on this thread. i guess there are a lot of weird people out there just like me who like thermal paste testing, even though we all know its like 2-3 celsius difference max for all of them. LMAO
Is that what you want, or would you rather start a fresh thread? A fresh thread would be better I think :)
 

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Your wish is my command :)

For now :D
 
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OK, so MX-6 is officially out...but do I really need another toob-o-paste?

20g & 4g MX-4
4g MX-5
5g Prolimatech PK3 *daily driver*
3.5g Noctua nt-h1
2g Noctua nt-h2
6x 2 or 3g thermalright tf7
(unopened for now).
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1g Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut

All that, just to say... YES!
I ordered a 4g toob-o MX-6. It'll be here Saturday. Hehe
;)
No idea when the testing will take place. Possibly next weekend.
 

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I pushed out my last squeeze of TF7 the last time I played with my 5900X :(

It does not do as well on PA120 as it did on FC140. PA120 performs a little better than True Rev.4 Black maybe.

I should get in the habit of writing things down.
 

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im hoping my mx-6 surprises me and gives me a 5 celsius gain over NT-H2. i doubt i get that lucky, but hey, you never know :roll:
 

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im hoping my mx-6 surprises me and gives me a 5 celsius gain over NT-H2. i doubt i get that lucky, but hey, you never know :roll:
I didn't like NT-H1 very much, so I am going to play fortune teller and say 3c :D
 

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im hoping my mx-6 surprises me and gives me a 5 celsius gain over NT-H2. i doubt i get that lucky, but hey, you never know :roll:
It's easy to get a 10C gain if you do the competing paste badly enough
 
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If it can beat Syy or Kryonaut I'll get some.
 
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im hoping my mx-6 surprises me and gives me a 5 celsius gain over NT-H2. i doubt i get that lucky, but hey, you never know :roll:
Are you buying some? If so, do you want to do a set of performance runs and we can see what result we get as a team?

If it can beat Syy or Kryonaut I'll get some.
I'm going to get some and will post results here.
 
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