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Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound  - Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound
Fri, August 03 2007 | 4:42PM | PermaLink Feedback?
Thermal paste is an interesting category of products to review. Whether you want to call it overlooked or underlooked, enthusiasts whose attention focuses on performance and overclocking will want their heat generating components running as cool as possible. Being that, the last thing anyone wants is poor thermal transfer from one medium to another due to insufficient contact. Theoretically, metal-to-metal is the most optimum and efficient method of thermal conduction. However, no two surfaces are completely flat -- while it gets pretty close, microscopic valleys do exist at a certain level. Regarding this, a thermal interface material such as a paste is used. The most popular product in this area is Arctic Silver 5 non-conductive polysynthetic silver and has been dominating the market for years. Today, Arctic Cooling is up to challenge the best with their MX-2 thermal compound. Will it gain the title of being the best? Let's find out!
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