Repaste when adding a second drive?

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

  1. fatlardo macrumors 6502

    fatlardo

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

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    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

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    Nope not necessary.
    You dont need to remove the heatsink during removal anyway.
     

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