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Willy S
Apr 2, 2006, 06:51 AM
My G5 is 62 degrees celsius, although Im just browsing on the Net so 70% of the cpu is idle. The HDD is 58 degrees.

Isnt this too hot for the computer to last for some time, say 3 years? And is it possible to put a better and more quiet fan on the iMac?



yankeefan24
Apr 2, 2006, 06:52 AM
I get similar results. Don't worry. Anything below 75C is safe.

Jaffa Cake
Apr 2, 2006, 07:03 AM
As yankeefan says, you needn't worry. For one thing, the temperature you're describing sounds normal, and the temperature sensors are designed to shut down the Mac before it gets hot enough to do any damage to the internal components.

My G5 is currently clocking in at 61.3°C so I'm not too far off what you're experiencing, and everything is working fine. :)

rockthecasbah
Apr 2, 2006, 07:10 AM
what's the temperature for laptops to run at, is that 75 degrees Celsius as well? :confused:

yankeefan24
Apr 2, 2006, 07:19 AM
what's the temperature for laptops to run at, is that 75 degrees Celsius as well? :confused:


75C is the cut off point for the G5s. I doubt it's the same in the laptops.

Atlasland
Apr 2, 2006, 07:31 AM
I thought the Intel iMacs were supposed to be almost silent?

dmw007
Apr 2, 2006, 07:37 AM
Hot enough to heat my room in winter time. :)

Alex Duggan
Apr 2, 2006, 07:44 AM
My Revision A iMac G5 is at about 63C at the moment, last summer it was about 10C higher:

http://duggyd.co.uk/temp.gif

Didn't cut out at all, went upto about 80 when using it hard!

Willy S
Apr 2, 2006, 11:34 AM
Im now converting raw files to jpg with Lightroom and the cpu temp went up to 74.1 degrees. :eek:

It looks like I will not been able to use Lightroom on the iMac from May-October since the the temperature cannot rise more. :(

Isnt the Core Duo much cooler?

jefhatfield
Apr 2, 2006, 01:27 PM
I thought the Intel iMacs were supposed to be almost silent?

mine is very silent, but it has a faulty hard drive which freezes programs and corrupts files...once i get a new hd in it, we will see how quiet or noisy it is

my dual G4 power mac is rather noisy, but at least that thing works and has been problem free forever

Josias
Apr 2, 2006, 01:31 PM
My laptop, thpuogh it is not a mac, operates at 40 degrees (harddrive 30 degrees). I think it is in general lower for laptops.