What if the G5's Thermal Paste is Applied Wrong too?

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  1. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know if the iMac G5's thermal paste is applied correctly, or is applied like in the intels. Just thought it would be fun to know. :)
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, there haven't been numerous reports of overheating on those, so I doubt it.
     
  3. munckee macrumors 65816

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    :rolleyes: This whole thermal paste issue is getting way outa hand. Yes, it appears that it might be an issue for a few MBP's, but now people are ripping apart their powerbooks and ibooks for no reason at all.
     
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Don't forget Mac Minis! I tore mine apart to check... and it was fine.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I suspect the thermal paste is fine in all the iMac G5s. The G5 is just an incredibly hot chip.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    There is no paste in a Desktop machine is there?

    I thought that is why there are those huge heatsinks. They can have heatsinks cause there is a lot more room in the enclosures. I've never heard anything about G5's overheating and thus think this claim is a bit of a naive one.
     
  7. portent macrumors 6502a

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    I opened up my Macintosh IIfx to check the thermal paste. I was so relieved to find it didn't even have a heatsink. :rolleyes:
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Most (modern) computers have thermal paste between the processor and the heat sink.

    Perhaps you should read up on what thermal paste is and actually does:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_paste
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I agree. Apple does seem to have screwed up somewhat on the MBP, but a lot of chips just run hot. In fact, all modern chips at decent clockspeeds are going to run fairly hot! Thermal paste is not why high end G5s need to be watercooled! :eek:
     
  10. iGary Guest

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    I'm pretty tired of the whole thermal paste thing, but thought I'd share some Quad thermal paste porn:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. remowilliams macrumors member

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    What if the paste on my IIGS is faulty? OMG! :eek:

    Yeah, this whole thing has sprinted past out of hand and is heading off into the distance - LOL
     
  12. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I'm gonna leave that open on my computer, so when my girlfriend comes over and asks "what's this?" I can say "I swear I only read MR for the interesting posts, baby, I don't even LOOK at the pictures!"
     
  13. iGary Guest

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    Don't let her see this: :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Look at the size of that thing! I'm getting Mac envy with my little Mini over here!
     
  15. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The Apple /// had major heat issues, the Apple 2s also had problems.

    All because Steve didn't like fans.

    But these newest machines now have fans, and people are still complaining about heat 30 years later. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    Thats hot.

    ;)
     

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