Released June 2012, Model A1278. Intel processor with Turbo Boost, Up to 512 MB DDR5 Video RAM

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CPU TEMPERATURE on MacBook Pro

Is it normal for a intel 2.5 gHz (turbo boost to 3.1gHz) i5 (ivy bridge) in a mid 2012 MacBook Pro 13 inch to get up to 75 degrees C under heavy load?

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A little too much for this. You can easily get rid of this problem by replacing thermal paste.

How to remove the cooler from here

Thermal Paste

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First remove the fan and clean out the vent. MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Fan Replacement

If the vent looks clean, look at the heat sink. See if there is an oily looking residue around it. It is liquid filled and can spring a leak and may need to be replaced.

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Heat Sink Replacement

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Fan Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate15 - 45 minuti

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Heat Sink Image

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 Heat Sink Replacement

Difficulty: Difficult45 minutes - 1 hour

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I did the thermal past but I broke the cable for the iSight camera oh well now the NSA will have a problem using my camera for there Optic Nerve program

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