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1.83 GHz Core Duo or 1.83, 2, or 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo A1208 (EMC 2104/2110/2114/2124)

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Replace the paste on the GPU on the iMac Intel 17"

Which one of the two heat sinks has the GPU underneath it?

Should I reapply the thermal compound on both heat sinks while I'm at it?

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I would use the CPU fan replacement guide to point to which one is for the CPU. That guide is here. Personally if you are having heat issues I would reapply thermal compound/paste to both the GPU & CPU. You do not apply thermal compound/paste to the heat sink, it is applied to the processor - thin as possible, yet still covering. A rough guide for applying thermal compound is here. I recommend using the Arctic silver thermal compound/paste available here.

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Arctic Silver Thermal Paste


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How to Apply Thermal Paste



5 - 20 minutes

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iMac Intel 17" CPU Fan Replacement



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