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Artic Cooling MX2 or Artic Silver 5 ? I see that the MX2 is pricier than AS5 but havent heard of it anywhere near as much as abt AS5.So, which one to get ?
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post #2 of 34
MX2, i have it (or it might be MX1, im not sure what i have, lol), its the best. its better than AS5.
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post #3 of 34
AS5 for cpus and arctic ceramique for mosfets and NB/SB abd GPUs.
post #4 of 34
check out the OCZ freeze as I've read reviews where 1 shows better performance than the other in one then it switch's in another but both....better than as5, only from reviews that is. I've used the as5/the thermal chill from thermalright and then ocz freeze so far the ocz freeze is my choice, I'm curious on that mx2 myself as a test here rather than reviews reading
    
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post #5 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by pig69 View Post
AS5 for cpus and arctic ceramique for mosfets and NB/SB abd GPUs.
Is there any reason for this?

I have been doing this for long time but I don't know why.

Anyone care to explain?
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post #6 of 34
2nd vote for trying the OCZ Freeze. I have used it on my CPU cooler and I like the results (2C better than AS5).
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post #7 of 34
Diamonds have the highest thermal conductivity of all know substances, so you could try the IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound.
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post #8 of 34
Any of the top 5 or so thermal compounds will do fine.

Also, just beacuse it includes a material that has very high thermal conductivitiy, does not automatically make the compound superior to others.

The IC Diamond compound is not bad, but there are others that consistently perform better.
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post #9 of 34
i use noctua NH-T1, no curing time, put a 5mm dot and spin the HS a little and you are good to go.
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post #10 of 34
My favorite is OCZ Freeze actually out of the ones I've tested.
 
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