2.2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz), 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz), or 2.8 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz) quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 6 MB shared L3 cache.

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Is there any guide for change thermal paste?

HI there,

newbie have a question.

1. How & when we should change thermal paste ? i read some article said that we need to change thermal regularly, is it true ?

2. is there any guide that showing step by step to change thermal paste ?

Thank you

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Its never a bad idea to replace thermal paste . This video can help with the process . Also don't cheap out on the paste quality

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I agree with @jimfixer that changing the thermal paste is a good idea. The i7's can get pretty hot if you are doing some high end activities, such as gaming, graphics editing, or even simple web pages full of Flash. I suggest Arctic silver. You only need a thin layer with that. The idea is to get as thin a layer as possible to transfer the heat directly from the processor to the heat sink instead of heat getting trapped and built up in the "grey goo" first.

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1: There is no need to change thermal paste in the whole expected life of the device (3 years). If you want to use the machine for more than 5 years, change it then.

2: Apple has official repair manuals for thermal paste changing, but they are just being through. You shouldn't have to read a manual to change some grey goo.

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