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Old 02-05-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default Should I get Arctic Silver over MX-1 Paste?

The cooler I am buying is Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro and it comes with MX-1 paste on it. Should I go get a little tube of arctic silver 5 or will the MX-1 Paste be just as effective? I am going to overclock so even if the arctic silver will make it 2 degrees cooler I would get it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Should I get Arctic Silver over MX-1 Paste?

MX-2 is better than AS5, both are superior to MX-1

AS5 has a 200 hour "settling" period including several themal cycles to reach peak effectiveness, MX-2 is good to go straight away.

Tuniq TX-2 performs the same as if not slightly better than MX-2

There are plenty of comparisons on the net, have a Google and read up on the results.

I use MX-2 btw.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Should I get Arctic Silver over MX-1 Paste?

Oh no, I just bought AS5, but how much of a difference does it really make?
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1-2C, no biggy but where I am (Tropics) every degree helps
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:01 PM   #5
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Well I just am going to use the MX-1 because it is already on there. It shouldn't make to much a difference should it?
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