Tuniq TX-4 Thermal Grease ReviewIndybird - November 2, 2010
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To test the Tuniq TX-4 thermal paste, I will apply it twice; both times taking simple idle and load measurements via Speedfan. If the two test temperatures are far apart, then a third test will be run to ensure accuracy. The final result is the average of the results. Each application is allowed three days of stress testing (via CPU Burn) to set. Idle temperature is measured at the Windows Desktop 20 minutes idle after startup. Load temperature is measured during a 4-core stress-test via CPU Burn.
- Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
- Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P
- Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD USB3
- Memory: Mushkin Blackline 996782 PC3 12800 2x2GB
- Video Card: XFX HD5870 1GB
- Power Supply: OCZ 700W Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 750GB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW SATA
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit
Comparison Thermal Compounds:
- Arctic Silver 5
- Noctua NT-H1
As you can see, the Tuniq TX-4 outperforms the Noctua and the Arctic Silver, if only by a few degrees. Though these results may already be enough to justify one over the other, skeptics should note the differences will only increase with a longer set-in period.