Repaste when adding a second drive?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by fatlardo, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. fatlardo macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2011
    Anyone repaste the cpu since they have it apart while adding the a second drive? Any temp difference? TIA
  2. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    I use Tuniq TX-4 on my 2012 i7 2.6. It seems to drop the temperature of the CPU by about 2-3'c at peak 100% load. At idle it is hard to tell the difference exactly but it used to idle in 60s and now regularly sits in the low to mid 50s. That's Celsius.

    I have a feeling at peak it used to throttle the CPU more than it does now so now that it has a little more temperature to play with it can run the CPU less throttled ( ie closer to 100% if temp permits). This is only my feeling though as I have not run any benchmarking.
  3. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    Nope not necessary.
    You dont need to remove the heatsink during removal anyway.

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