Thermal Compound Test

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  1. Danishblunt

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    correct, I have also not experiences any improvements over time.
     
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    gamefoo21 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Why does no one test Arctic Cooling MX-4?

    I love the stuff, as it's one of the few pastes I've tried that doesn't dry out after a year or three.


    Wow my sig is so out of date... lol
     
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    It is a good compound. Low mounting pressure tests have shown it's not far off from ICD or GCE in performance.
     
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    "not far off" is relative though, especially since 1 C difference between pastes is already quite big. so with an overall range of like 10C between absolute worst paste and best liquid metal, being in the middle of the pack (mx2, mx4) would "only" result in like 5C difference or less, depending on mounting pressure.

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  5. t6nn_k

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    It degrades within 1-3 months in high cooling systems. Temps spiked 15+C when I used it with oc 680m SLI.

    Bought Gelid GC-Extreme and have't seen it degrade so far. Good lasting performance at least 6 months with those oc 680m sli and oc 980m sli. I think it is safe to say it will last at least 1 year.
    Even liquid metal started to solidify due to low mounting pressure.

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    I've never heard of any legitimate TIM degrading that quickly, regardless of cooling system. Sounds strange...
     
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    Falkentyne Notebook Prophet

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    Both my Kryonaut and my Phobya Nanogrease Extreme degraded rapidly in my GT73VR.
    But only 2 cores. The cores with less pressure. Weak static pressure heatsinks+imbalanced pressure=rapid degradation on direct die (high thermal stresses).
    Fixed this by sanding the heatsink, 0.5mm thermal pads then switching to Conductonaut (grin) later.
     
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    I probably used old MX-4, but it still performed good after a repaste. Temps just went through the roof after few months of heavy usage and oc made it occur even sooner.
     
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    Tim don't degrade that fast.
     
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    Well it did. Must have been an old batch.

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