Reassembling powerbook...Thermal Paste question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JustGretchen, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    So, I've got some Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste laying around from an old PC build. I am putting a logic board back into a powerbook and I'm wondering if I can use the Arctic Silver for the G4 processor and ATI GPU or if there's a better alternative.

    The paste apple used seems to be very thick, but I don't remember AS5 being as thick.

  2. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Arctic Silver is fine to use.

    But, depending on the model, they use a thermal pad and/or paste (some use both - pad for the CPU and paste for the GPU).

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