Arctic Cooling MX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound ReviewMakaveli - December 11, 2007
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The Arctic Cooling High Performance MX-2 Thermal Compound was the best compound from the lot that I tested – but not by much. It beat out the Arctic Cooling Ceramique thermal compound by a few degrees in some tests, especially under load. It's good to see a compound that can keep your computer cooler when it's under load because that's what really matters. Thirty five degrees Celsius at stock while idle is close to the best that I’ve seen. That’s definitely a good temperature to be at for stock idle. I also liked how easy this compound was to install. Other thermal compounds need to be applied by making a line across the processor with the compound, or apply it with other unique methods. But with the Arctic Cooling MX-2, it was just a dab in the middle of the processor, set your heatsink on the CPU, and twist it about ten degrees to either side, and you’re done. At only $7.95, it’s worth picking up to shave off a few degrees from your CPU to allow you to overclock further and keep your valuable processor at good temperatures.
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