Heat sinks heat pipe construction.
Im refurbishing my old 15" 2011 macbook pro with quad core i7.
Im cleaning and reapplying thermal pastes atm, and I got an strange guestion, I thought you at ifixit are propably the most qualified persons willing to answer this one.
The heatsink has 2 heatpipes which seems to run trough both CPU and GPU contact areas. But I noticed when I stressed my CPU and fiddled with Fan operation, that only the Left side fins (if I remember correctly) got hot, and only left side fan blowed warm air. The right side got warm too, but noticeably less.
What my guestion really is:
Does the both heatpipes connect to both GPU and CPU or is GPU and CPU connected to their own heatpipes?
Just that if they both should have contact with CPU and GPU, my heatsink might have problem with the contact on one of the heatpipes and is better off replaced.
Much appreciated :)
Is this a good question?