OCZ Freeze Thermal Compound
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 12-20-2007
Provided by: OCZ
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Introduction

Last month I did a thermal compound review where I pitted the venerable Arctic Silver 5 against the latest stuff from Tuniq, the TX-2. I was quite surprised at the results of those tests, when the TX-2 out-cooled the AS5 by 2 C across the board, making the TX-2 the one to beat for all future comparisons.

Well here we are, almost exactly one month later, and we have a new contender in the arena, the OCZ Freeze. I'm sure nearly everyone is familiar with OCZ but for those few who aren't, they make some of the best memory modules and power supplies available. And they're not too shabby in the cooling department either.


The OCZ Freeze comes in a sealed plastic blister pack with a full color insert detailing some of the properties of the new paste. One statement that caught my eye is the claim that Freeze can outperform a silver-based compound by as much as 10% - with the footnote indicating tests compared with OCZ's other product, Ultra 5+. The stated shelf life of 24 months can also be important as if you're like me you've got several tubes of different paste lying around collecting dust.

Join me as I take a closer look at the Freeze thermal compound, and we'll see how it stacks up to the current champ, the Tuniq TX-2.


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