Can thermal paste screw up my program?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by h4lp m3, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. h4lp m3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2011
    New Orleans
    Just pulled my logic board and found a mess of thermal paste.
    I don't know what those little components on the CPU are, but is it ok for thermal paste to be on it?

  2. mountains macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2011
    This is really, really common with Macbook Pros.

    It might cause some heating problems if your temps get past a certain point, but for the most part it won't drastically affect your computer. It's very possible to just reapply the paste yourself, if you want to; it should reduce your temperatures by a bit.

    I wouldn't be worried about the paste "ruining" any part of your logic board, though.
  3. WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States
    It won't cause Any Problems, i recommend Replacing the current paste with some fresh paste, It will keep it cooler. as for the paste on the little things, you can wipe it off with a paper towel if your worried, just don't pull them off, and make sure it didn't leave any paper behind. When Putting new paste, try to get all the old paste off from the heat sync and GPU/CPU.. Good luck!

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