Arctic Cooling MX2 Thermal Compound
Posted by: Dan on: 01.06.2008 00:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
About arctic cooling “In order to achieve unique products, we combine the best from West and East at the IT Hub of Hong Kong. Swiss Engineering and Western Management combined with cost efficient production in China guarantee outstanding performance and affordable price.”
About MX-2 “High Performance Thermal Compound for the Enthusiast Turbo MX-2 is a high conductive and low resistance compound for components that require the best thermal dissipation. MX-2 is ideally suited for use in CPU, GPU cooling and other applications between power semiconductor components and heat sinks where high thermal conductivity is critical.”
If you are a performance enthusiast or temperature junkie then you will want to squeeze every last bit of performance you can from your CPU. You may have invested in an aftermarket heatsink, but did you know that you can improve CPU temperatures by more than 5oC by doing nothing more than changing to a high grade thermal compound. The overclockers amongst you will know that lower temperatures mean you can push overclocks further.
For those of you who don’t know what a thermal compound does allow me to explain. Its job is to transfer heat as efficiently as possible between a heatsink and a processor (or any other such similar setup). Without a thermal compound in place CPUs would overheat, as there are far too many micro imperfections in the base of a heatsink (and top of a CPU) to be able to effectively transfer heat (not to mention that air trapped between the two would hinder this already poor performance). So thermal compound sits between your processor and heatsink and smoothes out all the micro imperfections and removes any air between them to allow as much heat to transfer across itself as possible.
Today we shall be looking at Arctic Cooling’s MX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound, and we will see how it fares against Artic Silver’s Céramique and AS5.
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