Arctic Cooling MX2 Refresh
Posted by: Dan on: 02.06.2008 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
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Arctic Cooling disputed the results that we had collected for their MX-2 thermal paste. In my original review I noted that my results did not match what other reviewers had been seeing with this paste (and Arctic Cooling obviously agreed). So suspecting we had a bad tube of MX-2, Arctic cooling sent out another tube for us to re-test.
Since doing the original tests I had decided to overclock my processor to 3GHz (with a 1333Mhz FSB speed) to bring it closer in line to the thermal performance of the top end of Intel’s core 2 duo E6XXX line.
So with the retest of Arctic Cooling’s MX-2 I collected a whole new set of results for all the thermal pastes that I have tested so far at this new 3GHz speed.
This time the tube of thermal paste that we received was a massive 30g tube. Compared to the normal amount of 4g this is really a lot of paste in one tube!
As we have already seen the specs of Arctic Cooling’s MX-2 here, let’s get straight onto the testing.
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