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Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Paste - Final Thoughts

Arctic Cooling have released a new thermal paste material. We see if it's an improvement over Arctic Silver 5.

| Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 28, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Arctic Cooling

Final Thoughts


Once everything is said and done, the MX-2 compound from Arctic Cooling has shown that it is up to the challenge of taking on the big guns known as Arctic Silver. While not a huge difference in temperature, it is an improvement and totally safe to your components as well. After all, even enthusiasts have to live within a budget.


As far as price is concerned, MX-2 has a suggested MSRP of $7.95US, so it's in the same realm as competitive products. If you happen to find yourself in the market for this stuff, make sure to get the MX-2 variety as many retailers are still carrying the older MX-1 product. While not bad, it is not as good as this newer compound.


Bottom line...With so many peripherals becoming hotter during use, a quality TIM is a vital consideration. Arctic Cooling MX-2 is a very solid performer that can outperform the big gun, is totally non-conductive and has a minimum life span of eight years. This is some serious goop here, so those who are satisfied with the little packet that comes with modern coolers need not apply.


- Pros


Excellent temperature control


Non-metallic equals nonconductive


Long life span after application


Priced competitively


- Cons


Not readily available (yet)


Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Performance Award!



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