What about Thermal paste?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sclomps, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. sclomps macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Should I worry about thermal paste or not and why? And do you think that the apple protection plan (extended warranty) is a good idea or it's just a waste of money?

    I'm asking this because I'm buying a new MacBook Pro 2.0 (early 2011) and I'm not sure if I'll have any problems with it when the warranty ends.

    Thanks very much.
  2. GGJstudios, Mar 9, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't need to worry about thermal paste unless you're having a problem with temperatures.

    Thermal Paste Questions
    to change or not to change thermal paste?
    Thermal Paste... Ew.
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display
    AppleCare Protection Plan

    As to whether it's worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides. If you want more information, here are just a few of many threads on this topic, found by searching the forum with Google:

    Is AppleCare Worth It?
    Is AppleCare Plan worth it?
    applecare worth it?
    Is AppleCare worth it?
    Is AppleCare Worth It?
    Is AppleCare worth it??
    Applecare? is it worth it?
    Is Applecare worth getting???
    Is Applecare worth it for MBP?
    Is AppleCare worth it?
    Applecare - if ever you thought it wasn't worth it
    Is AppleCare or extra warranty really worth buying?
    Applecare for MBP is $349. Is it really worth it?
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I just showed a sample of the many related threads out there. Anyone is welcome to add their own. :)
  5. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
    If you really want to learn about thermal paste and heat issues and everything else pc related, check out the forums at overclock.net. Granted, it is mainly desktops, but there is a wealth of information there that is extremely useful. Lots of discussions about ram, ssd, etc.
  6. sclomps thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Thanks for the help guys, it helped me a lot!

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