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.
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.