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Old 03-17-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Arctic Silver 5 Vs MX-2

Which do you guys recommend? On Tomshardware.com they recommended MX-2.

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835186020

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:49 AM   #2
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I've been using MX-2 for a while now (tube has just run out)

It's good for a couple of degrees on AS5 and also has no "settling in" period.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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Really? I always though MX-2 was worse than AS5 and that the MX-4 stuff was the best. Damn, I'm gonna need to get some.
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MX-4???

I've never heard of it, got a link??

OT: How did your lapping go?
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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Default Re: Arctic Silver 5 Vs MX-2

Perhaps I was imagining it. I was sure I'd heard or seen it somewhere though. But obviously I'm wrong.
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Great. About a 5 to 10c decrease depending on which core. I can finally use the 1.5V Vcore. 3.6GHz!! I'll take it apart again and post some pics when I've got the time.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:08 PM   #6
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MX-1 was worse than AS5 and MX-2, maybe you got them mixed up? I would like to try the Tuniq TX-2 but I can't find it for sale here and I'd kill (well, figuratively speaking) to get some Shin Etsu

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Did you lap the cpu IHS as well or just the cooler?

5-10C is a good result, was there always such a big disparity between your cores or has this altered since you lapped?
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I lapped both the CPU and heatsink. There has always been differences between my cores. Sometimes one will be at 35c and the other 39c or the other way around. I think it was definitely MX-1 and MX-2 I was getting mixed up with.
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