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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bds120, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. bds120 macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. bds120 thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  3. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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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:
     
  4. bds120 thread starter macrumors member

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    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.


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  5. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    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.)
     
  6. durkkin macrumors regular

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  7. bds120 thread starter macrumors member

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    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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