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ARCTIC MX-2 (30g) Carbon-Based Thermal Compound, Non-Electricity Conductive, Non-Capacitive

  • Non-conductive
  • Non-capacitive
  • Carbon microparticles-based
  • Does not degrade like metal or silicon compounds
  • 30g tube
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ARCTIC MX-2 is the thermal compound offering high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance to dissipate heat efficiently from CPU / GPU to the installed heatsink.

  • newegg Excellent Performance The ARCTIC MX-2 compound is composed of carbon micro-particles which lead to an extremely high thermal conductivity. It guarantees that heat from the CPU or GPU can be dissipated quickly and efficiently. With its performance, the ARCTIC MX-2 outperforms other well-known thermal compounds in the market.
  • newegg Safe and easy Application As the ARCTIC MX-2 does not contain any metal particles, electrical conductivity or capacitance would not be an issue. Unlike other silver and copper compounds, the ARCTIC MX-2 ensures that contact with any electrical pins would not result in any damages. Moreover the ARCTIC MX-2 is very easy to apply, even smudging with fingers, as it has ideal consistency.
  • newegg High Durability In contrast to metal and silicon thermal compound, the ARCTIC MX-2 does not show decreasing performance over time. It does not need to be re-applied and has a durability of at least eight years.

Learn more about the ARCTIC COOLING ACT-MX2-30g

Model

Brand
ARCTIC COOLING
Model
ACT-MX2-30g

SPEC

Specifications
Viscosity (poise): 850

Density (g/cm3): 3.96

Net Weight: 30g

Features

Features
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 Tube, Superb Durability - 30g Tube Retail Package

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


Customer Reviews of the ARCTIC COOLING ACT-MX2-30g

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  • Trevor J.
  • 8/9/2014 9:41:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value

Pros: Huge 30g tube, enough to last for a while.

Cons: Not MX-4. Difference between MX-2 and MX-4 is subtle enough to justify getting this tube with the great price.

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  • John P.
  • 2/23/2014 3:28:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs5 egg

Pros: easy to apply, runs cool, cheap

Cons: nothing

Other Thoughts: I use mx-2 on all my highend builds and it seems to stay cool and spread good on both water cooling and air coolers. this is a must if you want to overclock. much better then other brands I have tested

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  • Patrick R.
  • 2/14/2014 12:05:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMinor Difference

Pros: It will cool your CPU about 5-10 degrees cooler. To me it is worth the 5-10 degrees on my gaming PC.

Cons: It was about twenty dollars. A little high for a thermal compound.

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  • Timothy L.
  • 2/8/2014 7:47:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: I saw a 10C decrease in processor temperature by using this as opposed to normal ceramic compound, and a 3C drop under load compared to Arctic silver.

Cons: None.

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  • Jeremy V.
  • 1/7/2014 10:58:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGiant Tube of Thermal Goodness

Pros: There isn't a ton to say about thermal paste really. MX-2 performs very nearly as well as newer pastes (within 1-3°C, if anything).

The part that separates MX-2 is that it's much less expensive than some 'premium', newer pastes and it's easier to apply and remove. For anyone that tinkers with their equipment as much as I do, constantly removing and re-installing coolers, water blocks, etc., MX-2 is a significant time saver.

To sum up, it performs great, it's easy to remove & re-apply and it's inexpensive.

Cons: The 30g tube is a little large, but you get used to it if you don't have tiny hands.

Other Thoughts: I've been a loyal user of MX-2 for years. It has never failed me and does a great job, especially for the price.

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  • Isaiah J.
  • 12/26/2013 12:35:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool Running

Pros: Great product...I have noticed a reduction in temperature on all computers that I have used this compound on. It is also easy to clean if you want to remove the CPU. Fresh clean and also after a 6 month burn in.

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: While this Thermal Compound may have a 6 year warranty I recommend that you change or have your Thermal compound replaced at least once a year or as early as 6 months if you let you computer run on a continuous cycle.

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  • Yuli J.
  • 12/20/2013 11:30:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsValue

Pros: Best bang for your buck. It comes very close to the best thermal compounds out there for a dramatically lower cost. Spreads very easily. At this level of performance, it matters more on how you apply the thermal paste.

Cons: Package says this stuff is toxic and can kill fish. Just don't dump it down your sink.

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  • Brian M.
  • 12/12/2013 3:07:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy go-to TIM

Pros: Non-conductive, doesn't require settle/burn-in, not as thick as other pastes. I used Arctic Silver 5 for many years and replaced it with MX-2 several years ago and it was an excellent decision; the price is low and it performs superbly.

Cons: Not the best paste on the market. For the price, it's the best you can do!

Other Thoughts: I've used this paste in dozens of builds over the years and I can't find anything better for the price.

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  • Isaac C.
  • 12/2/2013 9:53:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood value

Pros: Large quantity - you won't run out for a while...
Solid performance - a good thermal compound - you won't be limited by the paste unless you are an extreme overclocker
Decent viscosity - neither runny or too thick
Reapplication not necessary - after the MX-2 cures you can leave it for years (as I have done) with no noticeable performance degradation

Cons: Not the best performance for all applications, but you probably already knew that if you are looking at a certain "diamond" paste or other high-end TIMs.

Other Thoughts: I've used Arctic MX-2 for many years and am quite satisfied with it. Sure there are thermal compounds with better conductivity, but even in somewhat extreme use cases (GPU "red mod") I haven't seen evidence that I've been held back by the use of MX-2 over the current flavor of the month compound among extreme overclockers.

Protip: Use a small amount - too much will give you worse temps.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/8/2013 3:47:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Thermal Compound

Pros: Cooled my amd cpu down from 70 degrees C to 30 degrees C

Cons: None

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