Early 2008 15in Fan? Do both always run or....?

bds120

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Nov 26, 2013
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Looking at iStat, looking like my right fan is not running.

Are they both suppose to run at all times or does one run until a certain temperature then the second clicks on?

I am a new Mac owner. Just happen to spot this a second ago after upgrading to Mavericks.
 

bds120

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Nevermind,

I resolved the issue. Took it apart and realized one right fan was disconnected. Must of happen when I was reapplying the new thermal paste.
 

Romanesq

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Jun 16, 2003
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So...

You took apart your 4,1 Penryn completely and redid the thermal paste?
That's a big job and frankly one I find to be scary. Good to hear you just had one connection to fix.

Have you seen any improvement on temps? :apple:
 

bds120

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Nov 26, 2013
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You took apart your 4,1 Penryn completely and redid the thermal paste?
That's a big job and frankly one I find to be scary. Good to hear you just had one connection to fix.

Have you seen any improvement on temps? :apple:
Here are the pics and everything. I think it is definitely running a bit cooler(I plan to watch it a little more now that the paste has had a few hours to really settle even though it is stated to not need any curing time). Watching vids and such yesterday the highest temp I saw was 148F by the GPU diode. Everything else hovered around 100F-110F.

Seeing that I bought this as a crossover from Windows to Mac and that I got it for such a great price, I think it may of been one of my best tech investments to date.

Purchase Price = $100
Seagate 600 240gb SSD = $110
Already had 4gb of RAM

Total = 210. But I sold my old HP laptop for $140 so grand total is only $70.








 

Romanesq

macrumors 6502a
Jun 16, 2003
903
68
Hoboken
Whoa....

That is truly amazing. Forget the price, you did a great job on the logic board. How did you get it all in such great shape? It looks practically new.

The temperatures are nothing to sneeze at either. Wow. :cool:

(Btw, you can max out to 6GB RAM going with one 4GB chip.)
 

bds120

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That is truly amazing. Forget the price, you did a great job on the logic board. How did you get it all in such great shape? It looks practically new.

The temperatures are nothing to sneeze at either. Wow. :cool:

(Btw, you can max out to 6GB RAM going with one 4GB chip.)
Thanks man, I appreciate it. I get a little engulfed and focus on the objective and make it happen.

I have no idea how I got it in such good shape. I said the same thing to myself when I first saw it. I just took a little leap on faith and it worked out great. A fellow motorcycle rider here in my area works on them and resells them and such. I believe he decided to just let this one go without the hassle and turned out to be a great pickup for myself. It has no dings or nothing. No dents in the top or anything.

6GB is already in the works. Got my eye on a 4gb stick as I type this.

As far as the motherboard goes, I just took my time spotted the screws and started. Took a old egg carton and label each cup for which screws and went at it. Basically did it all in about 45-50 minutes.
 
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