2010 MBP thermal grease

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mynewromantica, May 17, 2011.

  1. mynewromantica macrumors regular

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    I am looking to replace the thermal grease on my MBP du to some over-heating issues during gaming. Is it as risky as it sounds? I have done this on desktops but not laptops.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you know what you're doing it's not that bad.
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    If digging into a desktop computer is like plumbing in a sink in your house; then digging into a laptop computer is like plumbing in a sink in a dollhouse.

    It's tight.
     
  4. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

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    not too bad from my experience just gotta be careful with the cables
     
  5. mynewromantica thread starter macrumors regular

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    I DID IT! I replaced the thermal paste and cleaned the vents (WAY clogged) and now it is about 40 degrees cooler. Even after playing games for about an hour the computer was still not too hot to touch.
     
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  7. Evostar* macrumors member

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    Is Arcticlean and MX-4 the best product you can get for this job?
     
  8. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

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    finally a success story in the thermal paste application! ;)
     

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