Early 2008 Macbook Pro (2.5Ghz/4GB/250GB 5400RPM) Warmer After Repair?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stvwndr219, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    I recently sent the MBP in for a repair of a defective mute key (goodness bless those quick turnarounds) and when it came back, the repair sheet noted that they had replaced the logic board (having to do with the 8600m gt I'm assuming).

    Anyways, before I sent the computer out, I made a CC clone of my hard drive, and after restoring on the replaced machine - my temps have spiked up to 55-60C on normal use/flash browsing. Using the same fan speeds, I was getting 50-55C before I sent the computer in.

    I know that certain thermal pastes require a curing period. Is this the case with the TIM used with the MBPs? The fan spins up a lot more often than it did before I sent it in.

    Thanks guys!
  2. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    Could it be 10.6.5? Maybe you're only noticing it now because your machine went away and once it came back you were more aware of it, but for me since 10.6.5 flash has started to kick up my fans a bit more than what was usual.
  3. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    All thermal paste has a set in period for about a week. Post back after a week or so if your temps haven't gone down.
  4. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 10, 2008
    East Cost
    I wouldn't even worry about it. Yes though, almost all thermal paste needs to be burned in.
  5. Stvwndr219 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2009
    anyone else have problems with the 10.6.5 update and flash kicking up more?

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