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if only i saw this earlier before getting a tube of mx4. it was on sale so i guess i cant complain..
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Originally Posted by firstolast;15629349 
if only i saw this earlier before getting a tube of mx4. it was on sale so i guess i cant complain..

Yeah, it didn't make sense to me based on all the reviews I've read, but I find it hard to blame the mounting since my mounts are pretty consistent and I re-mounted twice. Plus, the Noctua D14's easy to use mounting system makes it hard to screw up a mount.

So it's looking like I either got a bad batch, or MX-4 is indeed a good bit worse than MX-2.
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Originally Posted by ehume;15625603 
Yeah, I went over to SkinneeLab and noticed the same thing. That's why I dug out the Vortez review. Hmmm. MX-2 was here. But MX-3 not released yet.

I dunno. Maybe MX-2 is 2c better than MX-4.

The Benchmarkreviews test is highly suspect to me since they gave Shin-Etsu G751 an "A+" rating, higher than the newer and better X23-7783D...
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ;15626315 
I don't notice a difference between MX2, MX4, and shin etsu. I did a back to back comparison between the three on an H50 and every core peaked at the same temp in Linx. IC diamond was just so hard my results were awful and started to rub off the lettering on the IHS in one mount.

I just buy MX-2 when its on sale since its cheap and performs well.


Yeah IC Diamond is pretty thick stuff. Ideally, you should stick it in a glass of really hot water (boiling from a pot) and let it sit for ~5 minutes before you use it.
It also is abrasive so it totally can remove the lettering. Although, it shouldn't do it in one go. thinking.gif

Regardless, when I used IC Diamond, it dropped my idle temps 3C and load temps 7C over cured AS5 (tested it on 3 different machines, the results were the same with all).
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