Anyone reapply thermal paste to a 13" Macbook Pro 2011???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BlingBling, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. BlingBling macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2004
    I've searched the internet forums over and over the past few weeks and I can't find anyone who has re-applied thermal paste to a 13" 2011 macbook pro and posted results. The results on the 15"s are promising and I'd assume I'd get similar results on the 13 but I can't seem to find anyone who's posted 13" results online.

    I feel a bit lucky in knowing I have a slightly cooler 13" I5, It maxes out at 84º (6000 rpm fans) after 4 dev null's, and especially when I record using the facetime webcam with an external soundcard attached which is extremely annoying. Flash and regular browsing is stable, my idle is 42º (2000 rpm).
    My first one (which I returned) was routinely going to 90. Sill, would love to have the temps reduced further.
  2. 1quick1 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008

    Under normal use I run my fans at 3k and it keeps it at at a nice 35-40. Playing world of warcraft on high settings with the fans at 6200rpm it hovers around 70-72. Mine doesn't seem to get as hot a lot of people's but again I probably don't peg mine as hard.
  3. duncanbrodie1 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
  4. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009

    Thats because you don't need to.
  5. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  6. jondob macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2010
    I guess I lucked out... cpu is at 34 and fans under 2000rpm ..

    Only time it gets up to 88 and fans around 5500rpm is watching 1080p and surfing.
  7. BlingBling thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2004
    But I want to, so I can have a quieter fan under load.
    Is it worth it? I'd like to know if someone has done it to see if it is.
  8. c7aea macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2010
    There is a post/guide around some one did it with the 15" and got some nice improvements. I imagine it would be similar...

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