Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste Review

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Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste Review

Arctic MX-4 Thermal Paste

Arctic will no doubt package their MX-4 syringe in a protective packet which also contains instructions on how to apply the paste. However our review sample, being an early one, arrived in just the syringe.


Arctic will sell MX-3 in 4g syringes and state that their paste has high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance. Additionally it is not electrically conducive, non corrosive, non bleeding and non curing.

NOTE: At a later date, when Arctic are able to supply them we will include further specifications on the paste, for now all we can say is this paste has the standard 8-Year warranty. Now on to the consistency of the paste…

Viscosity

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Thermal compounds come in various consistencies and in our experience those which are easier to spread (Thinner) tend to be easier to use. Everyone has a different opinion on this though so we have put together a short video to show how MX-3, GC-Extreme and MX-4 react when manipulated by an applicator. It should allow you to decide which best suits your preference.

MX-3 is on the left, GC-Extreme is in the middle and MX-4 on the right.

NOTE: Gelid suggest spreading their paste with the applicator. For the MX compound Arctic suggest that a portion of the paste is placed on the centre of the CPU and then the pressure of the cooler spreads the paste when installed.

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