2011 December

Removing Fan Noise and Heat Problems with MacBook Pro

I’ve had increasing problems with two MacBook Pro, one I5, one I7, both from 2010. Reading about badly applied thermal paste on the net, I decided to give that a try. Using this excellent walkthrough from iFixit.com, I was able to eliminate the problems entirely. Monitoring the I7, I can see that the processor temperature dropped from 60 °C down to hardly over 35 °C doing the exact same job. The fan’s are very silent right now. The whole process takes about 30 minutes if you do it the second time; the first time may take you like an hour. Read more…

By mnott on 2011/12/02 | Computer | A comment?