| Now that we have all bases covered, meaning that all surfaces were cleaned between each session so the heatsink will be making a good contact to the processor, it’s time to see what each product will do.
The program used to give the processor the workout to bring up the temperatures will be OCCT. Here is what it looks like when in operation. The program used for recording the temperatures is Speedfan.
The room temperature was at a steady 24 degrees Celsius. I let the machine run at the Windows Desktop for a half an hour with no programs running and then recorded the temperature, then I ran OCCT for a half an hour and recorded the temperature. I did this 5 times and then added the temperatures and then divided by 5 to get the average temps. This was done for each product. I started with the Generic Silicone thermal paste first.
The average idle temperature for the Silicone was 34 degrees Celsius and the average load temperature was 47 degrees Celsius.
For the Arctic Silver 5 average idle temperature, it was 32 degrees Celsius and the average load temperature was 45 degrees Celsius.
Now for the new product, Tuniq TX-2. It had a tough contender with the Arctic Silver 5 temperatures, as you can see the AS5 really can drop your temperatures compared to the thermal paste that is given with each heatsink that you would purchase. The Generic Silicone will work to transmit the heat to the heatsink but AS5 does it quite a bit better. So now onto the Tuniq TX-2, it has a tough job to do if it’s to do better than the AS5. Drum roll please… the Tuniq TX-2’s average idle temps was 30 degrees Celsius and the average load temps was 44 degrees Celsius. Tuniq TX-2 did the job and did it better than the rest.