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Which TIM is better? MX-2 or MX-4

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With the arrival of my Venomous X imminent I thought I'd better ask which TIM is better. I've got a tube of Arctic Cooling MX-2 and MX-4, but which one would be better for the lowest temps?
     
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I believe the MX-4 would be better, but to be honest I haven't used it yet. I just recently got a tube of MX-4 to try. I used MX-2 in the past, and that paste was awesome. I reckon there's only going to be a degree or two in it though, if applied right.
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I'm using MX-2 and my temps with my 3570k overclocked to 4.7ghz are under 80deg running prime 95 for 12hrs. My cooler is the Antec 920 with push/pull xigmatek fans on 12v.
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MX-4 is better by a couple of 'C on load.
    
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Okay then, MX-4 it is. Thanks everyone smile.gif
     
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why you dont try http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=3&id=42 ??

But that involves buying something rolleyes.gif
     
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Both are obviously great TIM's, no question about that. I'm personally using MX-4, but I'm not sure which one is better. If there's any difference it will be by a rather small margin.
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MX'4 then
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MX'4 then

I actually installed the cooler just before your first post, using MX-4 tongue.gif
     
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