Thermal compounds are used to increase thermal conductivity between components, such as the CPU, and a heat sink. It is used to eliminate the layer of air between these two components, since air acts as an insulator.
Because of its superb performance, the MX-2 ranks among the top thermal compound, thermal paste or thermal grease in the market. The ARCTIC MX-2 compound is made of carbon micro-particles which lead to an extremely high thermal conductivity. Since it does not contain any metallic particles, electrical conductivity is not an issue and it ensures that contact with any electrical pins will not result in damage of any sort.
Thanks to the large amount of paste found in one tube, the new ARCTIC MX-2 is especially useful when applying thermal paste to new LED light fittings.
With an ideal consistency, the MX-2 thermal compound is very easy to use, even for beginners.