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8.7 out of 10

Arctic Cooling MX-4

The ARCTIC MX-4 is a new thermal compound that guarantees except Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling MX-4

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Overall 2

Buy elsewhere!

NikkiJamie, Amazon
13 February 2014
Overall 2

NOT in retail package, cap was off mine, defective

REQUIRE S., Newegg
9 October 2013
  • Summary: In terms of worst --> best thermal compounds for CPUs and GPUs (installed between core and cooling/heatsink element): Worst thermal compound type: Ceramic-based thermal grease Mid-range thermal compound: Metal-based thermal grease contain solid metal particles (usually silver or aluminum). It has a better thermal conductivitythen Cermaic and is more expensive than ceramic-based grease. it CAN conduct electricity which can be a problem if you have a MoBo short.
  • Pros: Artic MX-4 is far better then the popular Artic Silver 5, in terms of thermal conductivity, lasting effectiveness, and electrical insulation. But not when you get a product that comes in shady retail package with cap off! Get the MX-4 4g one, these come in plastic/sealed retail packaging and you KNOW you are getting a real new product and not hardened open tube/syringe.
  • Cons: The cap was off, the box provides no assurance product is new. This box they send it in is a complete joke. Used product can be returned and then you get old thermal compound. Like I said, get the MX-4 (4g) they come in sealed plastic, no worries like the 20g version which is easily used and returned.
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Overall 2

Probably good

mathew g., Newegg
30 April 2012
  • Summary: Was eager to try this thermal paste on my pc parts, but with the tube not sealed I worry it's contaminated and drying out.
  • Pros: Not sure unable to use it
  • Cons: When I got it the tip was broken off and the tube was cracked a bit and the paste inside seems to be drying out. Not sure if this was caused by the packaging or the shipping company(UPS). Either was it's a huge disappointment.
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