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Old August 6, 2010, 09:06 PM
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Hello, would a mixture of Arctic Silver 5 and MX-2 have any performance on cooling ? I know the quistion sounds nutz ,but ,just wondering if anyone has ever mixed thermal compound with two different brands ,for example ( Arctic Silver 5 and MX-2 ),and had any good or bad experiences with mixing thermal compound ?
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not knowing what the chemically active? perhaps result would be? i wouldnt intentionally try it
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Old August 6, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Don't mix. Use one or the other.
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Old August 8, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Thanks , I'll just stay with one compound
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Old August 8, 2010, 02:12 PM
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MX-2 is non-conductive, AS5 is...Your pick.

You can find reviews on multiple thermal compounds, the conclusion is: They mostly end up being the same performance wize. OK OK fluctuation of a few degrees that's it. Shin Etsu is apparently great. HWC sells some diamond-based stuff I think, must be good stuff.

Some are thicker than others, some are conductive some are not.
I doubt you'll come up with a better recipe than what's out there.

I like MX2 myself. Spreads easy, no curing time, doesn't conduct electricity...
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MX-2 is non-conductive, AS5 is...Your pick.
AS5 is not conductive. None of the mainstream thermal compounds are.
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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
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I have been using AS5 in the past, but I have come to prefer MX-2 due to it being thinner. I always buy the 30g tubes
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hmm..artic silver did have a compound that was conductive, mustve been #3?


edit. anyone else tried their matrix?

Arctic Silver Incorporated - Matrix
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Old August 8, 2010, 10:49 PM
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I'm on my second tube of MX-3. It picked up a degree or 2 on the MX-2, same workability as far as I remember. It's good stuff.
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