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December 28, 2011 12:55:11 AM

Hi, I've been looking around for a good thermal compound and I narrowed it down to the MX-4 and Artic Silver 5. Which one do you think is better? Also, if there is a thermal compound that you think is better than those then please tell me. Thanks.

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December 28, 2011 1:14:20 AM

mx-4 is the better compound. by some margin. it gives better thermal conductivity and doesnt need to cure to get the best results...
if you can look at tuniq x4 compound 2 its just as good if not slightly better than mx-4 but thats not saying much as there both in the top 5 of compounds list while AS5 is in the low teens.
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December 28, 2011 1:36:01 AM

OCZ freeze is pretty good , have used it on all my builds , easy to apply /take off andnot expensive
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December 28, 2011 1:42:06 AM

Both those are very good.
Tuniq TX-3 is good too.
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December 28, 2011 1:43:43 PM

Your choice pf thermal paste won't have a noticeable difference on temps when you are deciding between two top brands/compounds like the ones you mentioned, so go for a mid-range (pricewise) solution.

However do not go for cheap (unbranded) ones as they will let you down in terms of thermal conductivity and wear and tear.
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December 29, 2011 11:16:06 AM

5-7 pounds isnt a lot of money so theres no real reason to go for a 4pound compound.
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December 29, 2011 3:49:50 PM

shinryu333 said:
Hi, I've been looking around for a good thermal compound and I narrowed it down to the MX-4 and Artic Silver 5. Which one do you think is better? Also, if there is a thermal compound that you think is better than those then please tell me. Thanks.


Both those products are covered in the Thermal Roundup I did, check out my sig.
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December 29, 2011 7:31:37 PM

Despite what is mentioned for the Arctic Silver 5 curing time, I noticed a 5 degree drop in idle temperature within an hour of using my desktop so I would say Arctic Silver 5.
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March 31, 2013 11:31:06 AM

By far the best thermal compound is graphene Goto graphene.ws. It is cheap too.

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March 31, 2013 11:45:10 AM

The best thermal compound is graphene. Visit Graphene.ws. It is cheap too!!

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