News: I reapplied thermal paste with Arctic Silver Ceramique. Temps are down from 49C average (as of yesterday) to 43C average.
Again, I don't know whether to attribute these numbers to:
1. The age of the AS5 (~3 years old)
2. The AS5 itself (being inferior to the ASC, maybe)
3. Maybe I screwed up in my application of the AS5
4. Maybe the AS5 was actually transferring heat better, so the HS was reporting higher temps (the temp sensor is on the HS, NOT on the CPU)
All I know is that I should never have messed with it
Arctic Ceramique is a bit trickier than AS5... It's not difficult at all; it's just a bit different. It's "grittier" and "thicker." Think of them both as toothpaste, but the ASC is thicker and a dryer compound. ASC comes off much easier than AS5, though; you can use the AS solvent and wipe once, and it'll all be out of sight.
I did take some pics this time; I'll post em up a little bit later.
Originally Posted by h4rdcor3
Would the hard drive you replaced happen to be a seagate SATA drive? I work for a university computer shop and have had a lot of those come in lately. I believe their is even an extended warranty those drives.
I should have taken pictures of when we had the MacBook Air open. you guys would have loved the Mac Pr0n.
P.S. Apple service manuals for the win!
I didn't replace a HDD. But the HDD that Macs use are Fujitsu 5400RPMs. They're absolutely, 99.999999%, dead-silent, and I love them for that.