I applied liquid metal to my 2013 (late) maxed out MacBook pro 15. Here are the results
As the title suggests. I applied liquid metal to my MacBook Pro, both the CPU, integrated GPU, and Nvidia GPU. All have liquid metal on them now.
Was my first time using the stuff. My MacBook Pro now idles at around 50 degrees which is about a 10c+ difference. My MacBook has been running very hot, it’s been my daily driver 4-6 hours a day for 4 years and was starting to show it’s age. This was actually a desperate last measure because of how hot it was getting (105+ hot). I take very good care of my products and it’s still a mystery as to why it was running hot. The fans were never blocked with dust as I regularly dust them, either way my problems, for now, have been solved.
The liquid metal install was simple yet pretty scary. Although I had no issues during the install, I was cautious and slow with my method. Doing double and triple checks as I went like scotch tape, doing a test squirt on paper towel before applying, etc.
Overall I’m super impressed with the results. I don’t even need to use a custom fan curve, although I still might just to try to get even more time out of my baby. I’m not impressed with the new MacBooks and am trying to avoid purchasing one.
Under heavy load for long periods, it still gets close to the 90-95c mark but now it never goes past which is a huge win for me. I can now sustain for hours without fear of pushing to the 100c+ mark. It also stays in the 70-80c range while under moderate load which is something very new for me or at least as long as I can remember.
Overall I couldn’t recommend liquid metal enough, however, be warned. This was a stressful application and I spent well over an hour, removing old paste, cleaning, and prepping everything and I’ve done dozens of reseats using regular thermal paste.