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ARCTIC MX-2 (4g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive

  • Non-conductive
  • Non-capacitive
  • Carbon microparticles-based
  • Does not degrade like metal or silicon compounds
  • 4g syringe
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MX-2 is a high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance compound for components that require optimum thermal dissipation. It is ideally suited for use in CPU, GPU cooling and other applications between power semiconductor components and heat sinks where thermal conductivity is a major factor.

  • newegg Maximizes Heat Transfer The high-performance Arctic cooling MX-2 thermal compound eliminates minute air gaps between the heat source and the heat sink caused by their uneven surfaces for the optimized heat transfer.
  • newegg Electrical Insulator Having no metal or any other conductive material, the Arctic cooling MX-2 thermal compound cannot result in any damage even when it contacts to electrical traces, pins and leads.

Learn more about the ARCTIC COOLING MX-2




Density: 3.69 g/ cm3
Viscosity: 2850 poise
Net Weight: 4 g (0.008 lbs.)


Non-Capacitive, Non-Electricity-Conductive, Carbon-Micro particle Based Thermal Compound

Non-Curing, Non-Corrosive, Non-Bleeding, Excellent for CPU/GPU/Electronics/Lighting Cooling

Low Thermal Resistance/High Thermal Conductivity Dissipating Heat Efficiently

Will Not Short/Damage Delicate Circuitry Like Silver/Metallic-Based Compound

Easy-Application Syringe, Superb Durability - 4g Syringe Retail Package

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years

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  • joe b.
  • 5/20/2015 9:55:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well, Fairly easy to clean off

Cons: No cons at the moment

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  • charlie p.
  • 4/15/2015 5:37:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: keeps my cpu at 30c idle, i swear nowhere in the description or photos of the heatsink i purchased did it show any thermal paste, so i purchased this with it. when the heatsink arrived it already containted a bottle of this same thermal paste.. lol..

Cons: expensive if you're only going to use it maybe once a year if that..

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  • Andrew B.
  • 4/3/2015 7:47:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood Temperatures for a Year

Pros: Replace TIM once a year (take this with a grain of salt)
Easy TIM application, malleable

Cons: None that I can think of

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  • Richard N.
  • 3/22/2015 9:23:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAverage at best?

Pros: Non conductive

Cons: None, see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: My paste of choice has always been Arctic Silver 5 but I decided to try this because it's non conductive in nature. What can I say about this stuff? Well, as my title suggests, it's average. I don't believe it gives you the cooling performance it claims.

Now with that being said, I used this product on my new Intel Core I7 5820K which was a brand new build so I have no referance of compairison with any other product like Arctic Silver 5. I can however tell you my cousin built the same computer as I, same cpu, mobo, ram, etc., he is using the Corsair H100i. Whereas I am using the Corsair H80 to cool our cpu's.

He stuck with using the paste that was pre applied to his block and I used this stuff. The end results are we are running at about the same temps, 34c idle and 62c load. We are both overclocked to 4ghz.

With my cousin having a double rad and I only a single, you would think he would get better cooling them me. Could this be because he stuck with using the factory pre applied thermal paste? Yes, it could. I do know that stuff is bottom of the barrel in performance.

He could get better temps than me if he uses something better, perhaps even this stuff. One could also make the assumption with me having the single rad using this stuff and he having the double rad using factory paste, this stuff wins in cooling performance with us running at the same temps.

I think im going to get some more AR5 and reseat my cpu, let it burn in for a couple days, and see if I get lower or the same temps.

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  • Christine A.
  • 3/17/2015 10:04:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: works great for cooling the cpu

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: bought this item this time cause i used the ceramique compound the last time and when i went to pull the processor fan off to clean it from dust the cpu cqme out w it. so simply put it had turned to more or less cement over time and use. maybe not a totally bad thing but still

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  • jeffrey b.
  • 3/15/2015 9:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Better then white paste

Cons: Don't get much

Other Thoughts: Would not use anything else.

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  • Earl R.
  • 3/3/2015 12:42:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThermal paste

Pros: First time using paste (I used to use dielectric grease). Was reviewed and rated as on of the best. Assists my water cooler in keeping my processor under 38C. Didn't fully load it (processor) yet. Says there's an optimal burn in time of 500 hours?

Cons: N/A

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  • Lucas B.
  • 2/22/2015 12:28:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great replacement

Cons: none

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  • Matthew T.
  • 2/10/2015 1:16:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeeps temps in good range

Pros: Easy to use tube when applying on transistor or heat sink base.

Cons: none

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  • Michael B.
  • 2/8/2015 2:26:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: Fair price for the compound. Electrically non-conductive but it transfers heat like a champ.

Cons: The tube is deceptively long. You don't get a huge amount, but should last through maybe 4 to 5 applications.

Other Thoughts: I don't benchmark thermal compounds for a living, but I applied this to the heatsink in my laptop and saw a VERY noticeable drop in temperatures (around 10 degrees Celsius) and the fan turns off way more often. There was some really cheap stuff in my machine.

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