Replace Thermal Paste on iMac G5 Processor?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tim in Phoenix, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Tim in Phoenix macrumors member

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    Hello


    Does anyone have a step-by-step procedure for that?


    TIA

    Tim
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    You shouldn't need to replace it unless you've disassembled the computer and removed the heat sink. But if you have, you just want to make sure you clean the old paste off before applying the new paste. Personally, I only use Arctic Silver 5 compound and Arctic's cleaner. All you need is a very thin coating. Any bumps and you want to smooth those out.
     
  3. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    When ^ says "very thin," just put a glob on that's about the size of a single grain of rice. You can spread it out with a credit card if you want, but when the HS goes back on, the pressure will apply it evenly anyway.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I've never been referred to as a symbol before. Makes me kind of feel like that Artist Formerly Named Prince. ;)
     
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, sorry, already hit the Reply button and couldn't be bothered to go back :p
     

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