MBP continues to freeze after replacing thermal grease

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sloppygator2013, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. sloppygator2013 macrumors regular

    May 12, 2010
    I have a SR Macbook Pro non-unibody and I couldn't take the unbearably high temperatures and I replaced the stock thermal grease with some AS. The replacement went great and the computer is running MUCH cooler but now the computer continues to freeze at random times. Does anyone know what I did wrong? Did I not add enough thermal grease? Any advice would be great.


  2. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    I also have an SR MBP and I did the same thing a few weeks ago, with the same results that you are reporting. Now I can at least play WoW without setting my MBP in front of an A/C, which is literally what I had to do to play WoW without the computer shutting off. I've just learned to live with the random shut downs, which at least now, are much less frequent. I'll be upgrading when Sandy Bridge comes out though. Download smcfancontrol if you haven't already. You can run the fans at whatever speed you want.

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