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Old August 9, 2010, 12:35 PM
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I'm tempted to pick up a tube of MX-3 to try. Been using OCZ Freeze and from what I've seen, it performs pretty similar to IC7 and MX-2. On an interesting note, has anybody else noticed that some types of paste erase the serials/words on their cpu?
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Old August 9, 2010, 12:58 PM
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+1 for OCZ Freeze
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Shin Etsu is next to impossible to ever get.

The ic7 stuff isn't really popular due to its consistency when being applied.

I like MX-2 but have yet to try MX-3
what about MX-4?
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I still use IC7. I use my heat gun to warm it up a bit.
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I don't think it's actually hit the market yet. At least I couldn't find any listed for sale anywhere.
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AS5 is not conductive. None of the mainstream thermal compounds are.
Well, it's loaded with silver. I know they state it's not but look at their disclaimer:

From Arctic silver's site:

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While much safer than electrically conductive silver and copper greases, Arctic Silver 5 should be kept away from electrical traces, pins, and leads. While it is not electrically conductive, the compound is very slightly capacitive and could potentially cause problems if it bridges two close-proximity electrical paths.)
I guess they're playing with the wording, but It could have a "jumper" effect and cause damage.
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I like the using MX-2, I should get a 30 gram but I got a 4 gram did the CPU, GPU&ram ect. It works so well I love AC's thermal compound .
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