xigmatek+arctic mx-2 oxidation?

PlasmaBomb

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From the pack I have handily beside me :D (good thing I kept it lying round)

Since the MX-2 does not contain any metal particles there are no problems regarding electrical conductivity and capacitance

So it doesn't sound like it has Al203 in it...
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: pitkalsar
hi all. i am planning to buy xigmatek s-1283 and using arctic mx-2 but i am scared oxidation will happen to the base of the hsf. arctic mx-2 uses aluminium oxide right? can anyone explain about this? thanks

xigmatek s-1283:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835233003

http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-hdts1283.php

1. Case and Cooling is the proper section for this kind of question

2. Welcome to Anandtech.

3. You dont need to worry about oxidation unless your concerned about aesthetics.

 

pitkalsar

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omg im sorry for posting in the wrong section. so that means it's safe right? if that so, i will get the xigmatek =) thanks for the replies.
 

BlueAcolyte

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No thermal paste AFAIK uses metal particles except silver-based ones (Like AS5) but most don't even use that anymore...
 

DrMrLordX

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Originally posted by: BlueAcolyte
No thermal paste AFAIK uses metal particles except silver-based ones (Like AS5) but most don't even use that anymore...

There's always coollaboratory's liquid metal pro. Good luck using that stuff.
 

thegisguy

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I'm using that cooler and that paste. No problems here. Like a couple of others have said, there is no metal in the paste.
 

aigomorla

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Originally posted by: BlueAcolyte
No thermal paste AFAIK uses metal particles except silver-based ones (Like AS5) but most don't even use that anymore...

even then silver wont react with the copper or alu.

Which is why i keep telling people Zalman are idiots in there water department. Why Gold plate when Silver Plate = tons better and Cheaper.