iMac 2012 21.5" cpu upgrade advice
I am going to attempt to upgrade my base 2012 iMac with an i7-3770s.
I am also going to upgrade to 16gb of ram and 1tb ssd at the same time.
The replacement of Ram and ssd seem pretty straight forward but the cpu looks a bit more tricky.
I was wondering if anyone else on here had carried out this upgrade before and could give me any tips/advice?
I have got some cleaner to clean of the old thermal compound , should I clean the gpu at the same time and re apply thermal paste to that at the same time (I'm using artic silver 5)?
Some people say a pea sized dot in the middle of the chip is fine others say spread it around to cover whole surface area? Does it matter?
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