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Thermal paste is an high heat conductive paste that is applied on the CPU and heat sink to reduce over heating and keep the CPU cool. Thermal paste can lower CPU temps significantly and this is important if you are installing new CPU.
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The job of thermal paste is to transfer the heat from CPU to the heat sink and the CPU fan cools the heat sink and thus the CPU as well.
I can't open the question, but I see that you are trying to replace the board. Are you sure the board is compatible with your old CPU ?
Did you buy board and CPU combined or just board ?
And what is the serial number or model number of your imac ?
Re the article you sent, the step 47 is regarding connecting the antennas. My question is, what model of board did you buy ?
The reason I'm asking is, board of Macs released on particular year or for particular model of one Mac may not compatible with other year models or other models
Let me take a look at it. Please give me a few minutes
What is the exact model number of your Mac ? like A1419
It is printed on the bottom of the stand of the Mac
Take your time
The board you bought is the correct one for your Mac. Re the article you sent, the step 47 is regarding connecting the antennas. Are you saying that your new board doesn't have these pins to connect the antennas ?
They are the antennas of the Airport/bluetooth card. So you have to remove the Airport/bluetooth card from old board and install it to new one. Se ehere --> https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2546+AirPort-Bluetooth+Card+Replacement/15759
You have to remove the Airport/bluetooth card from old board and install it on new board. The pins are of the Airport card. Did you get the instructions I sent you ?
If not, see here --> https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2546+AirPort-Bluetooth+Card+Replacement/15759
You have to take out the CPU from old board and install it on your new board. For instructions, see this link --> https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2546+CPU+Replacement/15764
ArctiClean is to clean the old thermal paste from CPU. You can carefully clean with a cloth swab and no need to use the artic clean solution. DO NOT any water or liquid except the cleaner if you already have it.
When you install the CPU on new board, it is better to apply the thermal paste. For the amount, see here- -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2MEAnZ3swQ
The ArctiClean is to clean the old thermal paste from your CPU. You put this cleaner on a cloth and clean the surface of CPU. Once it is clean of old paste, you can put new thermal paste directly on the CPU. Make sure you do it like in the video I sent you. DO NOT put excess paste on the cpu
There is no specific amount of cleaner. Just put a few drops on the cloth and wipe out the old paste from CPU. DO NOT apply cleaner directly on CPU.
You have to do this carefully.
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Seems like it is taking out the CPU from heatsink and fan. You can take it out from heat sink if you want to apply new thermal paste.
It is better to take it out carefully, install CPU on new board first, apply paste and then install heatsink
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The tools needed are already mentioned on that article.
Yes, it is showing that you need to buy 4mm bits
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Sorry for the delay. Only put a small amount of arctic paste as shown in the article I sent you.
Sorry I don't understand. What error are you getting when you turn it on ?
Honestly, I'm not sure what the issue and hard to tell from here. You will have to make sure everything plugged in properly and reconfirm the steps.
You can do the reinstallation. Make sure you follow the steps correctly.
You will have to make sure you did everything in the steps and put all connections properly. I'm not even sure if there is any issue with the internal board or power supply.
Puuting too much arctic paste won't prevent it from turning on though.
It doesn't matter. You can put on heat sink or CPU itself. It just need to be applied properly and in a correct amount, like in the article I sent you
Yes, it has to be in specific direction matching the board. See the CPU replacement article --> https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+Intel+27-Inch+EMC+2546+CPU+Replacement/15764
Turn it on and see if it works
I'm sorry, I don't know what the issue is and it is hard to tell from here. You may need to take it to the store to get it checked.
I'm sorry, it is hard to tell from here. There is no way to tell without checking it on another board.
Make sure you connected the power cables etc properly