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We have oodles and oodles of Shin-Etsu around our office because that is what Apple (and another manufacturer... HP or Dell, not sure) supply with warranty replacement parts.

So what kind do you think it is? Apples' comes with a red cap (from what I gather typically X23-7783D), while the HP/Dell is a blue cap.

Do you think the Apple stuff really is X23-7783D?
    
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Based on the temps their computers hit I wouldn't think it really is. Friend tried to fold once on his macbook pro and hit 105 C within 10 seconds, almost friend his chip computer lol. Or they just place an excessive amount of it on the cpu.
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Based on the temps their computers hit I wouldn't think it really is. Friend tried to fold once on his macbook pro and hit 105 C within 10 seconds, almost friend his chip computer lol. Or they just place an excessive amount of it on the cpu.
Its actually not surprising to me it got that hot... First, they DO put too much on as it is always caked on the outside of the CPU on the heatsink. Second, Macbooks run notoriously hot, in part I think because the fans inside them have no intake vents... They just blow over heatsink and move hardly any air at all.

Anyway, maybe some weekend when I have time I will put some of the compound on and compare it to the temps I get with my AS5.
    
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i got one of the 2011 macbook pros and this thing gets hot while using the display port.. when using display port and watching netflix i see about 96 C on the cpu....

kinda dont want to see that hot temperature... i mean even when the case just feels cold to the touch, the processor is at around 50-60 C... so if you do notice any change, post it here and ill consider taking this one apart to apply new thermal paste...
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we have oodles and oodles of shin-etsu around our office because that is what apple (and another manufacturer... Hp or dell, not sure) supply with warranty replacement parts.

So what kind do you think it is? Apples' comes with a red cap (from what i gather typically x23-7783d), while the hp/dell is a blue cap.

Do you think the apple stuff really is x23-7783d?
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i can tell you for a fact Apple uses shin-etsu x23 and hp/dell use shin-etsu 751

very to little difference between the two since both manufacturers fail at moderation when it comes to application.
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I don't know what it is but I DO know they use WAY TO FREAKIN' MUCH OF IT!
 
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i can tell you for a fact Apple uses shin-etsu x23 and hp/dell use shin-etsu 751

very to little difference between the two since both manufacturers fail at moderation when it comes to application.
Sorry to bump an old thread but was wondering how you know this?

I ask because I bought 2 tubes of shin etsu on ebay from a seller that says he gets them from hp, problem is one is blue cap and on is red?

Is one x23 and one 751? or are they both 751 as that is what hp uses?
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