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whats better Tuniq's TX-2 or the Arctic Cooling's MX-2?
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My favorite is OCZ Freeze actually out of the ones I've tested.
I second that!
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post #13 of 34
I like the AC MX-2 but not the best thou. Here is a full review.

http://hardwarelogic.com/news/137/AR...008-03-03.html
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Edited by linskingdom - 5/19/08 at 9:15am
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Originally Posted by EmerilLIVE View Post
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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I like the AC MX-2 but the best thou. Here is a full review.

http://hardwarelogic.com/news/137/AR...008-03-03.html
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Yay, I win!(Sort of)
OCZ Freeze still beats it. It's the best out of the better-priced stuff. A 1.5g tube of that diamond TIM costs as uch as a 3.5g tube of the OCZ Freeze.
 
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OCZ Freeze still beats it. It's the best out of the better-priced stuff. A 1.5g tube of that diamond TIM costs as uch as a 3.5g tube of the OCZ Freeze.
LOL, no. IC Diamond 7 carat is lower than OCZ Freeze in every category(Tied at idle). So unless you provide some other data, I still win! And BTW a Honda S2000 is cheaper than a Porsche Cayman S, and still provides good performance(but not as good).
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post #17 of 34
Take ten diifferent tests by ten different sites and you will get ten different results.

All the top performing pastes are so close to each other that only artificially precise tests could possibly find a consistent winner.

Here is another test where the IC Diamond compound is the worst out of six compounds tested: http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1133&pageID=3881

Also, there are certain substances with more thermal conductivity than diamond. Liquid helium for example has infinite thermal conductivity and zero thermal resistance. Of course, diamond is much more practical.
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post #18 of 34
Arctic Freezer is up there with the best due to the silver ingredients.I have a list some were,ill have a look for it as theres all diffrent makes of thermal pastes and all the infoabout each one,For example how conductive each is ext.ill look shortly and then post all details if i can find the mag its in.But as already mentioned Artic Silver is always up there with the best if not the best.£5 UK price aprox.
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post #19 of 34
The issue with Arctic Silver is the cure time. More and more of the thermal pastes available now work just as good if not better and have little to no cure time. So why not buy something that works at its peek now instead of two weeks or however long it takes that stuff to finally cure.
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post #20 of 34
Arctic Silver 5 is still a good compound, but it has been surpassed in nearly all recent tests. It's the current standard by which others are judged.

I used AS5 for years, but now that there are non-conductive compounds that do just as well, or slightly better, I've left it behind.
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