Many people who have never used their fans know the name Arctic Cooling for their line of thermal paste (some places designate it as grease), and on the tenth of this month, the company has released yet another in the series of its heat dissipation compounds, designated MX-4.
The change comes about a year after the last update, to MX-3, which served many of us so well. The MX-4 product is claimed to work better, and its results are guaranteed for a period of 2 years, showing the company’s confidence in the product.
From the Arctic Cooling site [PDF] –
For Immediate Release
(Pfäffikon/Switzerland, September 13, 2010) ARCTIC introduces a new thermal compound today, ARCTIC MX-4, which features a new formula that guarantees exceptional heat dissipation from components and maintains the needed stability to push your computer system to its maximum. Similar to the performance of existing and acclaimed ARCTIC MX-series, ARCTIC MX-4 continues to be overclocker’s ultimate choice when choosing thermal compounds. Prior to its introduction into the market, ARCTIC MX-4 has already received a Top Product Award from PC Games Hardware in a Germany print magazine in August 2010 as it prevailed against 11 other thermal compounds in the market.
Superior Performance and Easy Application
The ARCTIC MX-4 is a premium-grade thermal paste with exceptional performance and ease of application. It is an electrically non-conductive paste that is applied between CPU/GPU and designated coolers to transfer the dissipated heat from the components to the heat sink. Since the ARCTIC MX-4 is a metal-free compound, it eliminates the risks of causing short circuit and in turn adding more protection to your computer.
The new formula in the ARCTIC MX-4 features optimal thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance. These characteristics effectively dissipate the emitted heat from the core components.
The consistency of the ARCTIC MX-4 is designed for simple application. Its texture is just thin enough to spread onto components using fingers without creating much mess.
With its competitive pricing, the performance of the ARCTIC MX-4 is the best thermal paste on the market by far.
The ARCTIC MX-4 comes with a 2 year limited warranty. It is available in early September.
The Arctic paste also is included with many better heatsinks. As a matter of fact, if you see the compound included with a heatsink you are contemplating the purchase of, you can be assured it is worthy of consideration on your short list.