Tuniq TX-2 ReviewMakaveli - February 3, 2008
To test the Tuniq TX-2 thermal grease, I'll be applying it to my Intel Q6600 G0 processor. The Thermaltake V1 heatsink is the heatsink that will be used for all of the tests. I allowed each thermal compound to cure for 24 hours before I tested its idle and load temperatures. The Q6600 was overclocked to 3.0GHz from the stock 2.4GHz. I set the VCORE to 1.28v to achieve the 3.0GHz overclock. All tests are in Celsius so lower is better in every test.
- CPU: Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad
- Motherboard: Abit IN9 32X Max WiFi
- Memory: 2 x 2GB Mushkin XP2-6400 4-4-4-12
- Video Card: Sapphire HD 3870
- Power Supply: Ultra X3 800 Watt Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive(s): 2 x 500GB Seagate SATA, 1 x WD 160GB SATA
- Opticals: Sony DVD-R Burner, Sony DVD-ROM
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
- Thermal Grease: Tuniq TX-2
Comparison Thermal Compound:
The stock speeds were recorded in Celsius; lower is better.
The CPU was overclocked to 3.0GHz from its native 2.4GHz. The results are in Celsius, so lower is better.
The Tuniq TX-2 did slightly better than each of the other thermal compounds.