Mid 2015 Macbook Pro Thermal Paste

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hackintosh Sr., May 29, 2015.

  1. Hackintosh Sr. macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2008
    Who wants to see the thermal paste?? No one cares? That is cool too, but in case you are bored, here shows that they are still blopping it on there :p

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  2. Andropov macrumors regular


    May 3, 2012
    Is that your MacBook? If you are applying a new thermal paste it'd be interesting to know how much the temps improved.
  3. Jozone macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    God what a mess!

    I'm sure they've researched it enough to know that there's no harm based on it "bleeding" off the edge of that CPU/GPU die, but its so ugly for a tech to see :p
  4. Hackintosh Sr. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2008
    Yeah it is mine. This is the 5th time I have done it, and I just did it without benchmarks. I used to see 8-12c difference or so. Now I just go ahead and do it.
  5. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
  6. Hackintosh Sr. thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2008
    This time I went with Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme. Last time I went with Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra. I think I like the liquid ultra better and while totally not scientific, I believe it ran a tiny bit cooler with the liquid.
  7. soupcan macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2014
    Dear god that's horrible.

    Still. My late 2014 15" rMBP (2.5/16/512/750M) is perfectly fine. My older MacBook Air from 2011 (13.3"/1.7/4/128/HD3000) didn't have the blob although there were people reporting they had thermal paste blobs on their CPU/GPU combo. It varies per machine.
  8. kcrossley macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2009
    How happy were you with the Gelid GC-Extreme? I'm getting ready to use that on a 2012 MBP. How long does it usually take to set? Is there anything special I need to do to help the new paste set? Thanks!

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