Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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Thermal pad vs paste for GPU

I just got my late 2011, 17” MacBook Pro logic board fixed (they changed the GPU card)

When I received the logic board back, there was a paper inside with installation instructions saying that I should only use thermal pads on GPU and thermal paste on CPU.

I’m a bit confused as I never heard of thermal pads before, and if in fact I should use a thermal pad in GPU, what model, size, thickness do I need? Can anyone help me here?


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Sorry, never heard of it on this machine. Ask for specifications from the supplier.

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