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Arctic Silver 5 and mx-2

soambiatch

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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 ?
Thanks ,
 

_dangtx_

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not knowing what the chemically active? perhaps result would be? i wouldnt intentionally try it
 

Delavan

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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...
 

enaberif

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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
 

dustin1706

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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
 

SugarJ

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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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