Disassembled iMac Heatsink

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ayeying, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    Look at the horror! :(

    The specs are:

    2.4GHz T7700 Intel Core 2 Duo
    6GB DDR2-667MHz Ram
    320GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    256MB ATi Radeon X2600XT Video Card
     

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  2. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    So wait a tick, is the processor soldered in? it would be bad a$$ if it was like the mini and I could find a faster penryn processor for my iMac.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Click on the thumbnail, looks like a low-profile ZIF socket.
     
  4. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    "Sooooo your saying there is a chance......."
     
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  6. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    Oh I don't mind the 3 hours it took to completely remove the thermal gel for the Radeon's memory chips.

    Would explain why my dad's iMac kept overheating and creating artifacts. Now the GPU runs at a cool 25 deg C along with the CPU. Maximum load only reaching 39 deg C currently.

    Furthermore, just taking the heatsink off voids warranty. So since we forgot to buy AppleCare after our 1st year is up, might as well.

    The CPU is removable.
     
  7. tominated macrumors 68000

    tominated

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    did you re-apply thermail paste or something? cos i have a gfx overheat problem with my imac core duo. might do it myself
     
  8. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah. I cleaned everything off and redid the thermal paste. I must admit, the iMac was probably the most hardest system I've ever taken apart.
     

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