Model A1419 / Late 2012 / 2.9 & 3.2 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac13,2

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Thermal Paste on 8 memory chips around the GPU


I have followed your tear down guides for imac 27 late 2012 logic board.

I purchased the arctic silver thermal paste from you.

There are 8 chips in 2 rows of 4 next to the GPU.

They had a white paste on them in the tear down.

The GPU had a silver paste.

What should I put on top of those 8 chips before installing the heat sink assembly?

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The height of the memory chips are lower than the GPU, so Apple used a paste which can gap the difference.

I prefer to use a heat pad but you can't just use anything as the measure of the gap dictates what pad thickness is needed. Here is one source: Heat Pads

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You get these from the UK?


@Mayer - It's what I could find on the big I-Net ;-} I still have a collection of pads which I'm still using I got years ago. That source is long since gone ;-{


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