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Arctic Cooling MX-2

Arctic Cooling MX-2
alaScore 87

634 reviews

Sep, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 634 reviews of Arctic Cooling MX-2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The size and usability also get good views, but views are divided on the design.

usability, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Arctic Cooling MX-2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Arctic Cooling MX-2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Arctic Cooling MX-2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the price. The usability also gets good views.

usability, price

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Grease


Easy to apply/clean, not expensive and long lasting

Still has room for improvement

Worth every penny you spend on it.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jason "Fujitsu" Schneider (

Arctic Cooling MX-2 vs. Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste Showdown


Thermal paste is something you might not think about very much, but it can really provide a little bit of a cooler performance boost. Most users are probably still using the same paste that came on the bottom of their cooler when they bought it, but...

Good Performance ; Easy to Apply


Well I was hoping that the results would have helped me declare a clear winner, but from the results it's quite obvious that this duel has ended in a draw. With the results being so close there is no way to recommend one product over the other, and if...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : gvblake22 (

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound


Calling all cooling enthusiasts, there is a new TIM in town! Arctic Cooling has concocted a new, versatile thermal compound dubbed MX-2. Does Arctic Cooling have an award winner or is this just another one hit wonder like the previous New Kids on the...

Arctic Cooling is doing a good job at slowly branching out into new, but still closely related product markets. Thermal compound is not something that usually tops the list of concerns for the average system builder, but it is something that everyone...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Hanners (

Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal paste review


When it comes to keeping your system cooling, it's easy to forget about the little things.  Of course, the actual physical hardware (CPU coolers, case fans, chassis design and the like) are all hugely important, but in the case of processor cooling,...

Although choosing the right thermal paste might not always be high on the average enthusiasts list of priorities our testing here has shown that, given the right system, shelling out just a few pounds more to replace your generic thermal compound can...

Nov, 2007


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Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Review


The Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal compound comes in a very simple package – just the tube, nothing else unless you consider the nicely printed piece of paper that holds limited information.

Regardless of whether you’re planning to use Arctic Cooling MX-2 or Arctic Silver 5, they’re both great thermal compounds but it's clear that the MX-2 being the better one. The main difference is their chemical composition which could spell trouble if...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Amber Lupala (

Arctic Cooling Mx2 Thermal Compound


Introduction When we think about achieving better cooling performance, we often focus on hardware solutions.However, the quality of the thermal compound/paste that interfaces between the chips and the cooler is another critical factor in getting better...

Non conductive, non-corrosive, non-curing, etc ; Easy installation ; Great price ; Solid performance

None so far

At only ~$8 USD, the Arctic Cooling MX2 thermal compound is a great product that will likely provide you the best bang for the buck when it comes to cooling.The compound comes in an easy-to-use syringe and is simple to apply.What more can I say; if...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Kristofer Brozio (

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound


There are many companies out there today making thermal compounds and vying for your dollars. At one point the best was Arctic Silver, but some of these other companies are pushing them out of that top spot, and let's face it you can't be on top...

Non conductive ; Large quantity for price ; Low price point ; Easy to apply ; Excellent performance

None that I could find

Not only is the Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal compound better performing that AS5, it also has the added features of not being conductive.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Wright (

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Paste


Arctic Cooling have released a new thermal paste material. We see if it's an improvement over Arctic Silver 5.

Jul, 2007

best in its class

Expert review by : Jonathan Kwan (

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound


Thermal paste is an interesting category of products to review. Whether you want to call it overlooked or under-looked, enthusiasts whose attention focuses on performance and overclocking will want their heat generating components running as cool as...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

Arctic Cooling MX2 Thermal Compound


Arctic Silver have everything to cater for chipset, VGA, Case or CPU cooling. Our most favoured product to date has been their original Freezer 7 CPU cooler which despite being 2 years old still cools our QX6700 Intel CPU without issue and in near...

Jul, 2007

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