High temperature after thermal paste replacement
I have replaced the thermal paste on my Macbook Air 2010 and am experiencing CPU Proximity high temperatures as per MacFan Control. Macbook was running hot when I would surf the net or watch video so I decided to replace the thermal paste which I have done dozens of times to Mac's and PC's.
I used Arctic Silver 5 and also applied a thin layer over the CPU and GPU and not on the heatsink. I didn't want to apply too much since it's conductive but I noticed with the original thermal paste (by apple) on both the chips was heavily coated prior to removing it. I see the heatsink on the Macbook Air is slighltly different as its not flat and wondering if maybe there is not enough thermal paste.
Applicion method I used to apply the thermal paste was I covered the chip all with a thin layer across the entire chip but not too much to spill on to the circut since Artctic Silver 5 is conductive.
I have restarted it few times, let it run and when it loads it runs close to 95 degrees celcius on CPU Proximity but drops to around 70 degrees idling . However CPU Diode is around 65 degrees and runs between 10-40 degrees higher.
I am thinking of maybe changing Thermal Paste to non-conductive and apply a lot to cover the chips heavily with the indented heatsink on Macbook Air's.
Has anyone else experienced similar issues with new thermal paste application?
Is this a good question?