Review

Artic Cooling MX-2/MX-4 Review

 

As an internationally active company, ARCTIC’s expertise ranges from noise suppression for PCs, audio, peripheral equipment and power supplies, right through to entertainment products. ARCTIC is the umbrella brand for the COOLING, SOUND, EQUIPMENT, POWER and HOBBY product ranges.”

ARCTIC is now a leading manufacturer of CPU coolers, GPU coolers and case fans. In recent years we acquired a far-ranging expertise in the field of consumer electronics. The company’s product range has been further enhanced by new lines unrelated to PC cooling which was the reason behind the 2010 change in our brand name and logo: ARCTIC COOLING became the ARCTIC brand umbrella.


Thermal compound is very important when it comes to running a cool computer. It helps to facilitate the dissipation of heat from the processor to the heatsink.The efficiency thermal interface should not be underestimated in the world of CPU and GPU coolers where much effort is spent to lower the temperature of electronic chips by even one or two degrees.

Today I will be taking a look at these  Two thermal compounds from AC

Specifications and Features

Artic Cooling MX-2

Specifications

Viscosity 850 poise
Density 3.96 g/cm3
Net weight 4g
Durability 8 years

Features

  • High Thermal Conductivity
  • Low Thermal Resistance
  • Non-Electrically Conductive
  • Non-Capacitive
  • Non-Corrosive
  • No Curing
  • No Bleeding

AC Specs

ARCTIC MX-2 is the thermal compound offering high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance to dissipate heat efficiently from CPU / GPU to the installed heatsink.
Excellent Performance

The ARCTIC MX-2 compound is composed of carbon micro-particles which lead to an extremely high thermal conductivity. It guarantees that heat from the CPU or GPU can be dissipated quickly and efficiently. With its performance, the ARCTIC MX-2 outperforms other well-known thermal compounds in the market.

Safe and easy Application

As the ARCTIC MX-2 does not contain any metal particles, electrical conductivity or capacitance would not be an issue. Unlike other silver and copper compounds, the ARCTIC MX-2 ensures that contact with any electrical pins would not result any damages. Moreover the ARCTIC MX-2 is very easy to apply, even smudging with fingers, as it has ideal consistency.

High Durability

In contrast to metal and silicon thermal compound, the ARCTIC MX-2 does not show decreasing performance over time. It does not need to be re-applied and has a durability of at least eight years.

Artic Cooling MX-4

Specifications

Thermal Conductivity 8.5 W/mK
Viscosity 870 poise
Density 2.5 g/cm3
Net weight 4g
Durability 8 years

Features

  • Easy to apply
  • High Thermal Conductivity
  • Low Thermal Resistance
  • Non-Electrically Conductive
  • Non-Capacitive
  • Non-Corrosive
  • No Curing
  • No Bleeding

AC Specs

The ARCTIC MX-4 is a new thermal compound that guarantees exceptional heat dissipation from components and maintains the needed stability to push your computer system to its maximum. The ARCTIC MX-4 continues to be overclocker’s ultimate choice when choosing thermal compound.
Cooling Exceptional performance

The ARCTIC MX-4 is composed of carbon micro-particles that lead to an extremely high thermal conductivity. It guarantees quick and efficient dissipation of heat from the CPU or GPU.

Safe and easy application

The ARCTIC MX-4 is a metal-free and non-electrically conductive compound.That eliminates the risks of short circuit and provides protection to your computer. Also the application is very easy as the consistency is just ideal for application on chips.

Safe
great_value Great value

With the competitive pricing of the ARCTIC MX-4, the performance of the ARCTIC MX-4 is the best thermal compound on the market.

Packaging and Contents

They come packed in a transparency plastic product case, just like a lot of other AC products.

At the back you have a list of product specifications and features, as well has some representative testing on the top.


Closer view , out of the plastic case!

At the back of the syringe, you have 4 markers that allow you to know how much thermal coumpound is left.


Here it’s crucial to say that MX-4 is “wetter” and spreads slightly easier.

Instalation and Tests

What will be Tested is the Performance  of the Coolers with stock Paste against NT-H1 Premium Grade Compound and other High performance compounds.

Testing System

For the testing click here

I Would like to thank Artic Cooling for providing this sample.


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About the Author

Pedro