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post #1 of 25
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Hello everyone,

Currently I have an i7-950 with a Hyper 212+ cooler. The last thermal paste that I used was the MX-2, and its spreadability is extremely appealing to me.

So my question is this, which thermal paste at the moment is the best in heat dissipation while offering an ease of spreadability similar to the Arctic MX-2?

Thanks very much.
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post #2 of 25
hmmm if it works good, not sure why wouldn't use it?

I use MX-2 and I get great temps both idle and load
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post #3 of 25
Arctic Silver 5 is pretty good.
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post #4 of 25
MX3/4 or Shin Etsu X23 7783D; I believe MX4 spreads easier.
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post #5 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jam3s View Post
hmmm if it works good, not sure why wouldn't use it?

I use MX-2 and I get great temps both idle and load
Well, I don't have anymore left, and I noticed that some newer pastes are out, such as MX-4, so I thought I would buy the best since I'm buying a new tube anyway...
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
MX3/4 or Shin Etsu X23 7783D; I believe MX4 spreads easier.
I can confirm this. MX4 does spread a lot easier than their previous iteration.
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post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
MX3/4 or Shin Etsu X23 7783D; I believe MX4 spreads easier.
Great to know MX-4 spreads easier!
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post #8 of 25
Shin-Etsu G-751 spreads like butter.

Stay away from IC Diamond.
post #9 of 25
Using some MX-4 right now, awesome stuff
    
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post #10 of 25
Sunbeam Tuniq TX-2 or 3 Thermal Paste. Something that will spread and never really dry up like toothpaste but stay liquidy. Also it will not short out your rig if a little spills over on your circuitry.
 
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