Friday, April 16th 2010

Tuniq Readies Tuniq TX-4 Thermal Paste

Sunbeamtech subsidiary Tuniq is ready with its latest thermal paste which it will release to market next month, the Tuniq TX-4. The new thermal paste is expected to have a higher thermal conductivity and broader thermal range than its predecessors. The paste has a grey appearance, with thermal conductivity of 6.53 W/mK, and temperature range of -45°C to 160°C. It has a viscosity of 66,200 CP. The company also gave out performance estimates. The TX-4 was found to lower temperatures by as much as 5% compared to Tuniq TX-2, and 11% compared to standard (generic) thermal grease. The cooler used was Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme, cooling an Intel Core i5 750 at 4.00 GHz, "tortured" by Stress Prime 2004.

Source: CDRinfo
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27 Comments on Tuniq Readies Tuniq TX-4 Thermal Paste

#1
Delta6326
not bad how is it compared to mx-3?
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#2
claylomax
Bah ... I'll just wait for Tx-5 :laugh:
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#3
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
by: Delta6326
not bad how is it compared to mx-3?
MX-3 has a thermal conductivity of 8.2 W/mK and a viscosity of 875 poise.

This does not tell us a whole lot, though, as we don't know the thickness of the material when it was measured.
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#4
Delta6326
here is a great guide and info you can go to page 1 and read threw but this should take you straight to the best results this is a little old aka 2009
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#5
RejZoR
Charts and graphs look so good if you don't start them from 0 (zero).
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#6
Apocolypse007
by: RejZoR
Charts and graphs look so good if you don't start them from 0 (zero).
Ideally they should start at room temperature, because a normal heatsink or water cooling setup will never go below that, no matter what paste is used.

If you are using TEC or phase change cooling, then why even bother fretting over the thermal paste?
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#7
WhiteLotus
MX-3 is awful. Very hard to spread, too thick. I have been reverting back to the older MX-2 time and time again.

If this is thick stuff, then i'd rather leave it.
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#9
JoJoe
I'm still using ACS5... am I behind the times? Should I be using this new stuff?
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#10
WhiteLotus
For the difference of a single degree, no.
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#11
EastCoasthandle
by: Delta6326
not bad how is it compared to mx-3?
Ha! Looks like they are trying to compete against mx3 :D. Right now MX3 is the TC of choice.


by: JoJoe
I'm still using ACS5... am I behind the times? Should I be using this new stuff?
MX3 has no real cure time like AS5.




by: WhiteLotus
MX-3 is awful. Very hard to spread, too thick. I have been reverting back to the older MX-2 time and time again.

If this is thick stuff, then i'd rather leave it.
You don't spread thick paste. You simply put enough in the center so that you can cover the die/IC when sandwich between heatsink.
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#12
OneCool
IC Diamond FTW!!!!:pimp:
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#13
robn
by: Kreij
MX-3 has a thermal conductivity of 8.2 W/mK and a viscosity of 875 poise.

This does not tell us a whole lot, though, as we don't know the thickness of the material when it was measured.
Well in "8.2 W/mK" m means per metre, so it should be comparable ;)

Anyway then, this stuff is (very tidily) 20% less conductive than MX-3, but also less viscous, so probably easier to apply.

But seriously, I don't think paste choice makes a big difference!
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#14
buggalugs
I cant wait to see this paste in crossfire.

Ya instead of one blob you put two blobs.
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#15
EarlZ
Im still using MX-2, I have about 15% of the tube still filled and I dont see it dropping anytime soon
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#16
blkhogan
Ive been using TX-3 for a few months now. I really like it. A lot of people complain about the thickness of it when applied. What I do is simply warm up the tube some, and it goes on like butter. I set the tube next to my laptop exhaust for the cpu. After a few minutes its ready to apply. Will have to pick up a tube of the new stuff and see what its all about. :toast:
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#17
KieranD
by: blkhogan
Ive been using TX-3 for a few months now. I really like it. A lot of people complain about the thickness of it when applied. What I do is simply warm up the tube some, and it goes on like butter. I set the tube next to my laptop exhaust for the cpu. After a few minutes its ready to apply. Will have to pick up a tube of the new stuff and see what its all about. :toast:
I like that idea, i might do that next time just lay it down next to a radiator. Its hot enough to thin the paste but not ruin the tube or melt the plastic :laugh:

MX-3 is good that's what i would buy but i think you really need to clean the cooler surface and the cpu, i know it costs a bit but you can use things like articlean that clean it off properly. You can get them in bundles with paste on ebay so its not that bad but you can just clean it ghetto too with Isopropyl alcohol which you cant really find over the counter in the UK.
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#18
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I love my MX-2 but hands down IC Diamond Carat 7 is what I've been using. MX-2 goes on my GPU or my familys heatsinks and I keep the diamond all to myself. Id love to give this stuff a try as well as the MX-3.
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#19
my_name_is_earl
"Tuniq Readies Tuniq TX-4 Thermal Paste"

Can you eat it? My white paste tasted funny.
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#20
R_1
Because it is made by mixing aluminium oxide and silica compound - definitely not tasty for eating and probably dangerous.
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#21
a_ump
i don't get what is with people and "spreading" the paste. With OCZ freezer Extreme and AS5 and never spread it, just put a dot in the center n let the heatsink spread it. Or in the case of HDT put 2 small strips on the parts separating the heatpipes. I always have good results without spreading.
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#22
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: a_ump
i don't get what is with people and "spreading" the paste. With OCZ freezer Extreme and AS5 and never spread it, just put a dot in the center n let the heatsink spread it. Or in the case of HDT put 2 small strips on the parts separating the heatpipes. I always have good results without spreading.
OCZ freezer Extreme is good stuff. I idle at 29c.
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#24
burtram
I will stick with my Shin-Etsu X23-7783D for my main rigs and use the rest of the TX-2 i have for other, non 24/7 and non oc'ed rigs. But good to hear that tuniq is keeping on their toes and bringing us more options when it comes to TIM.
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#25
AsRock
TPU addict
by: KieranD
I like that idea, i might do that next time just lay it down next to a radiator. Its hot enough to thin the paste but not ruin the tube or melt the plastic :laugh:

MX-3 is good that's what i would buy but i think you really need to clean the cooler surface and the cpu, i know it costs a bit but you can use things like articlean that clean it off properly. You can get them in bundles with paste on ebay so its not that bad but you can just clean it ghetto too with
Isopropyl alcohol which you cant really find over the counter in the UK
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Really wow, i used to always buy it from the chemist thats going back some years now. Although the stuff i used to get had a very faint purplish colour to it ( used to be great for tape heads an such).
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