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Tuniq Tower 120 & 660 @ Very Cool.....Testing

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For those of you who are always trying to find which one is the best air cooling solution for an Intel Pentium 4 or Pentium D.....look no further, the Tuniq Tower is what the reviews say it is; an Editor's choice. Not that I'm an editor but based on their test I tend to try the product and this time I decided to give it a try myself and...........

Results are excellent, better than I thought they were going to be but being a bit skeptical on the review, no!, it is what it is THE best HSF IMO.

This thing is huge: (click pics for a larger view)


Fan is a bit noisy @ 2000rpm but I can deal with it as most of the time I have my headphones and playing music.

Installation was easy, I did have to remove the motherboard from the case and then the tray but I knew it was going to happen. Then I put AS5 (size of a rice grain) and sit the heat-sink/fan on top, align the holes and proceeded to tighten 'em down. With the threads all the way in the HSF was sliding a little bit but making good contact.

Now onto the results, temperature wise comparing a Zalman CNPS770cu and Tuniq Tower @ idle;

Zalman CNPS7700cu:


Tuniq Tower 120:

For the fun part, at full load with the CNPS7700cu temperatures reached 65-67c during PCMark05 when I had my 650 @ 4.1ghz, with the Tuniq Tower 120, temperatures reached 44c-45c @ full load with the 660 @ 4.32ghz.

New PCMark05 score:

Comapre URL

Now for the bad part, system is not 100% stable at 4.5ghz even though temperatures are not an issue and I'm starting to think that one of the RAM modules may not be working correctly @ their spec speeds. I have done from running then with a 1:1, 3:4, 2:3 and 3:5 ratio with several timing configurations, disabled lot of features in the BIOS, given them the full 2.3Vdimm, upped the Vc to 1.6v and nothing has worked, so I poiting my finger at one of the RAM modules as no issues with the temps/Vc.

But @ 4.5ghz:


N' 4.61ghz

My final thought on this HSF? A must have for an overclocker! The reveiws are accurate: Tuniq Tower 120 reveiw.
post #2 of 4
Nice cooler, I wonder how it compares to a stock Thermaltake Big Typhoon.
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Âpparently kicks the Big Typhoons a**. Just ordered a Tuniq: Tower 120 for myself. "(http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...-tower120.html)
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I would mod that beast to allow for two extra fans on each side that rotated in the opposite direction of the on in the middle.
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