Retina MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mabyboi, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

    Mabyboi

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    Hey Guys,

    Just stopping by to say I got a new Retina MacBook Pro today, 2.6/16/256gb and it is absolutely perfect.

    Not a scratch on it, no dead pixels, LG screen with no image retention. Just a wicked awesome computer.

    I also put a black carbon fiber skin on it and figured id post a couple of pictures!

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    I also opened it up to change out the Thermal Compound..

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  2. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    that skin looks sweeeeeeeeeeeet enjoyit
     
  3. Fiercy macrumors newbie

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    Hey nice one!!! I had mine in a perfect shape but after day one i found some weird very little scratch on the top and i ordered the same skin as you have and it looks awesome ;)
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Nice, I have the White CF skin for my rMBP.
     

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  5. toondw macrumors 6502

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    Glad somebody else enjoys their rMBP! To many complaint threads on here :)

    Great skin!
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    What temperature difference are you seeing. In my experience doing that action had a negligible impact (at best) on temps
     
  7. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    Nice looking machines. I received my iCarbons yesterday. :D

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  9. WHM macrumors regular

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    How Difficult To Apply?

    I received my MacPro Retina yesterday....FANTASTIC! Already ordered a clear hard case but like the look of your skins... how hard is it to apply

    Thanks
     
  10. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my god. Why did you remove the cooling strip from the inside of your macbook pro. Doing that messes up the seal created by the thermal conducting compound which has already dried.

    You will not have the same thermal conductivity between the processor and the heat dissipating plate unless you apply a new amount of thermal conducting compound.

    If you insist on doing this, please have some arctic silver or something similar to put on your cpu's, otherwise you risk overheating your laptop or causing your laptop to seriously start throttling itself in situations where it originally would not.
     
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  12. h3blade macrumors newbie

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    could someone actually make a tutorial and show how to change the Thermal Compound on rmbp without losing apples warranty?
     
  13. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    So I'm guessing he cleaned off the old thermal compound and replaced it with new.
     
  14. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    lol i didnt see that part. Good catch. At least he knew to replace the thermal compound. Most people wouldn't think to do that.
     
  15. ljx718 macrumors 6502

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    well, Obviously, thats what theyre doing.
     
  16. Mabyboi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I removed the garbage thermal compunction that they use and replaced it with a proper amount of MX-4, don't worry I know what I'm doing!
     
  17. Mabyboi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I should have done this while I was doing it, it's really not that hard though! Ifixit has a picture tutorial
     
  18. Mabyboi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've found that switching the thermal compound on MacBooks tends to drop the temp close to 5-10 degrees, I highly recommend it if you can do it
     
  19. h3blade macrumors newbie

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    he should write a guide on how to do it and the differences after replacement.

    my rmbp is having overheat issue while cpu is under heavy loaded. I may get a better temp if it is correctly replaced.
     
  20. Dyno-Mike, Sep 8, 2012
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    I replaced the paste on my rMBP with IC7 diamond but the temperatures remain the same as before because the fan does not spin faster until the CPU temperature reaches around 95-100c.

    If anything all it did was slow down how quickly it heated up. :(
     
  21. Mabyboi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can redo the thermal paste again and make a video out of it if everyone wants me to..
     
  22. Mabyboi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's interesting that your temps didn't change, did you put too much paste on maybe? You made sure all the screws were back I snugly?
     
  23. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    A video would've been awesome!!!

    Love that black carbon skin and I see you got a green one for the iPhone too ? :)
     
  24. boateng macrumors 6502

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    Can you get this case for 13' and if so how much is it?
     
  25. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    They aren't cases, they are skins aka stickers. www.icarbons.com
     

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