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  MacBook Pro: The Thermal Paste Question
Subject:   one thing i havent seen discussed
Date:   2006-05-25 19:46:31
From:   pfile
all the different forums talking about this problem, as does this article, describes putting a very thin layer of heatsink compound on, since that's what arctic silver says to do.


i think for a desktop PC, that is probably right. anyone that's ever built a PC knows that the heatsinks go on with an absolutely ridiculous amount of force. i'm reasonably certain that such force is not possible in a laptop since there is no room for huge levers, etc.


so i guess what i am saying is that it might be appropriate to use a bit more thermal compound in the case of a laptop, since the distance between the die and the heatsink is probably not as infinitesimal...


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