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Just replaced the TIM in my MacBook

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Living up to my title, air cooling enthusiast, I decided to crack open my MacBook today and replace the TIM on the heatsink even though my warranty was going to last till November of this year.

I can say that I'm glad I chose to void my warranty! My MacBook CPU and northbridge are now averaging at 10° C less than they previously were with the excessive amount of stock TIM!

I also bent the metal brackets for the screws to give the heatsink some more pressure. So if you're brave enough and don't mind voiding your warranty, I highly suggest replacing the stock TIM in your MacBook, or any laptop for that matter.

Here's the guide I used for disassembling my MacBook: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacB...t-Sink/116/15/



 
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Very Nice! What app do you use to monitor your temps?
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I use iStat Pro. It's a really useful dashboard widget.
 
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