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Well, I'm getting a new cooler.. silver arrow and I was wondering which thermal is better then the other. Any help would be great.
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post #2 of 12
MX-4, but not by a massive margin. Maybe 2 or 3c.
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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn;13335195 
MX-4, but not by a massive margin. Maybe 2 or 3c.

This. It's basically an improvement over MX-2 and MX-3 but easier to spread.
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post #4 of 12
The paste that comes with the Silver Arrow is good but @topic MX-4 is a nice product..not a great improvement over MX-3 for cooling but it does spread like a dream.
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post #5 of 12
Got some MX-3 on my 5870 currently, its idling about 19'c and loading at 38'c. I wanna see if I apply some MX-4 if it goes down at all, should be interesting to see if it does smile.gif
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah;13335233 
The paste that comes with the Silver Arrow is good but @topic MX-4 is a nice product..not a great improvement over MX-3 for cooling but it does spread like a dream.

Actually there was someone who got a silver arrow (not me) and had MX-4 and was gonna test it with the ChillFactor III that came with the SA, but I don't know if he did yet or not. Although I've heard the CFIII stuff is a bit better than MX-4.
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post #7 of 12
Vortez had the CF II beating MX-3 and MX-4. I assume CF III would be similar.

contentteller.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=4151

You would probably be fine with the stock Thermalright paste.
Edited by Riou - 4/30/11 at 6:17pm
post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou;13335296 
Vortez had the CF II beat MX-3 and MX-4. I assume CF III would be similar.

contentteller.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=4151

You would probably be fine with the stock Thermalright paste.

MX-3 beat MX-4 lulwot?
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by thealex132;13335336 
MX-3 beat MX-4 lulwot?

By only half a degree. Probably within margin of error. Not all setups are the same, so you can expect things to be have unexpectedly in certain places.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn;13335382 
By only half a degree. Probably within margin of error. Not all setups are the same, so you can expect things to be have unexpectedly in certain places.

So I can expect the unexpected? Like I said lulwot lachen.gif
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