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Arctic Cooling MX-4 Thermal Compound - Testing and Results

Everywhere I look there are new thermal compound revisions and Arctic Cooling is the first to submit a sample of MX-4 to our labs for the latest gen in interface materials testing.

| Cables & Accessories in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 6, 2010 6:48 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Arctic Cooling

Testing and Results

 

Each of the compounds in the testing were all set on the HIS and spread as consistently as humanly possible. Once the compound was on and the cooler was in place, I allowed the TECC to run for thirty minutes to allow for any settling or setting of the compounds. After the thirty minute set in run, I allowed the box to cool down and ran idle and load testing three times for each compound. The results in this chart are the average of the three runs for each of the compounds.

 

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Under 9.5V idle testing the MX-4 falls slightly behind the runs with MX-3, but does cool better than all of the rest I tested.

 

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Falling to third position under load tests was a surprise, but we are talking about 0.4 degrees between first place and the MX-4 in third. Not a bad showing at all.

 

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