Arctic Cooling MX-2 VS. Arctic Silver 5

Arctic Cooling MX-2 VS. Arctic Silver 5

  • Arctic Cooling MX-2

    Votes: 15 53.6%
  • Arctic Silver 5

    Votes: 13 46.4%

  • Total voters
    28

Coolio_alert

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Pick For Me A Thermal Cooling Compund Of These 2 That You Think Is Cooler And Whatnot, If You Can Post Why You Chose This Compound.

Arctic Cooling MX-2

OR

Arctic Silver 5
 

Evilonigiri

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Both are great, but if you are using a HDT heatsink, or rather a heat sink with a copper base/heatpipe, use Arctic Silver. I believe that the MX-2 is silicon based, so it'll oxidize the copper faster, which you do not want.

Some people also have claimed Arctic Silver lasts very long while the MX-2 doesn't. So if you're a lazy guy, never changing paste for 1+ years, I'd go with AS5. If you change paste regularly, perhaps every 6months, the MX-2 would be a better choice.
 

kad

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Better to lap it, its base is like a sphere