MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2013 Upper Case
Just finished upgrading to an i7 6700K. All went well, but I had to take it apart again because the cooling wasn’t good of the CPU and the GPU. Starting a game and it got overheated and shutdown. I ordered heatpads for the gpu memorychips and thermal compound (1mm) from Arctic (MX-4). Also bought an app iStat Menus ($$) and an app called Intel Power Gadget (free). Real cool monitoring tool. CPU and GPU are cool now, 28-32 degr Celcius. Playing a game temperature climbs to max 90 degr Celcius.
Just finished my upgrade from i5-6600 3,3GHz to i7-6700K 4.0GHz. It didn’t start after I finished it last night, crying :-(. Today I discovered that I had forgotten 1 small cable on the back of the powersupply, after connecting that, all went perfect.
If you are having a hard time removing it, you might have forgot to remove the spacer rod when you removed all the motherboard screws. In my case, it was a T20. This is in my late 2015 the case. Just like Eric said 11-01-2020.
I just ordered a new i7 6700K to replace my i5 6600K. With your stories I will be extra careful with the pins…. I will tell you when I finished the job.
Always order a new battery. Saves you another repair.