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Sermon
Apr 22, 2009, 03:07 PM
Well, so I downloaded and installed Temperature Monitor and iMac Fan Control - mainly for observational purposes and not for toying around with the fan speeds and I've got some questions. Mind you, I haven't tampered at all with the fan speed settings, just installed Fan Control. Here are my readings (while browsing the internet with Safari and doing a chat via iChat):

Fan Speeds:
CPU fan (desired) 1300 RPM / (current) 1530 RPM
HD fan (desired) 2100 RPM / (current) 2099 RPM
DVD fan (desired) 1300 / 1298 RPM

Temperatures:
CPU Heatsink: 92F
Internal HD: 108F
Internal DVD: 95F
GPU Heatsink: 107F

Are these, under the circumstances, normal readings?

Thanks in advance for your replies.



spinnerlys
Apr 22, 2009, 09:52 PM
Yes.

And there are already a lot of threads regarding this issue, so if you want more confirmation/information, try MRoogle.

DELTAsnake
Apr 23, 2009, 12:43 AM
Temperatures:
CPU Heatsink: 92F
Internal HD: 108F
Internal DVD: 95F
GPU Heatsink: 107F

Are these, under the circumstances, normal readings?


Compared to a regular computer those temps are low and the parts used are rated for much higher temps then they are being exposed to in the iMac.

kdogg
Apr 23, 2009, 02:07 AM
Compared to a regular computer those temps are low and the parts used are rated for much higher temps then they are being exposed to in the iMac.

under normal conditions? it looks like you're doing something pretty CPU intensive, when I watch something on VLC, my processor does not go above 60C and my hard drive is typically around 50C. Even when I am gaming the hottest thing , the GPU and the power supply will get to 75C. But, I would not be alarmed over your temperature, life time tests for semiconductor devices are done at either 85, 105 or 125C ambient (for CPU and GPU it's typically done at the higher temperature ranges), which means the junction temperature in the device (which is what the CPU and GPU sensors read) are even higher.

If you let your comupter sit for 10 or 15 min doing nothing, what are the temperatues then?

Sermon
Apr 23, 2009, 02:23 AM
under normal conditions? it looks like you're doing something pretty CPU intensive, when I watch something on VLC, my processor does not go above 60C and my hard drive is typically around 50C. Even when I am gaming the hottest thing , the GPU and the power supply will get to 75C. But, I would not be alarmed over your temperature, life time tests for semiconductor devices are done at either 85, 105 or 125C ambient (for CPU and GPU it's typically done at the higher temperature ranges), which means the junction temperature in the device (which is what the CPU and GPU sensors read) are even higher.

If you let your comupter sit for 10 or 15 min doing nothing, what are the temperatues then?

Like I said, at the time of the readings I had my iMac on for a little more than 3 hours, Safari was open (I was on some message board), Mail was open and iChat was open. That was it. No HD-movies, no Photoshop, no gaming, etc. Nothing that would stress the CPU.

rsaeter
Apr 23, 2009, 03:16 PM
under normal conditions? it looks like you're doing something pretty CPU intensive, when I watch something on VLC, my processor does not go above 60C and my hard drive is typically around 50C. Even when I am gaming the hottest thing , the GPU and the power supply will get to 75C. But, I would not be alarmed over your temperature, life time tests for semiconductor devices are done at either 85, 105 or 125C ambient (for CPU and GPU it's typically done at the higher temperature ranges), which means the junction temperature in the device (which is what the CPU and GPU sensors read) are even higher.

If you let your comupter sit for 10 or 15 min doing nothing, what are the temperatues then?

92 degrees Fahrenheit = 33.3333333 degrees Celsius
:p

Sermon
Apr 23, 2009, 04:01 PM
92 degrees Fahrenheit = 33.3333333 degrees Celsius
:p

LOL

polya80
Apr 23, 2009, 04:15 PM
I have a 2008 imac and my fan/temp are:
fan (rpm):
CPU: 1200
HD: 1400
OD: 700

Temp (C):
Ambient: 24
GPU: 53
GPU Diode: 58
CPU A: 44

Seems that the 2009 imac has a higher fan speed by default?
Is your imac loud? I find my imac a teeny bit too noisy for my liking :(

ineusch
Apr 24, 2009, 01:36 AM
On the mac side everything is fine, but on bootcamp/windows xp the temp goes much higher
Can't really give numbers because the OS doesn't have that info, but I'm starting to wonder if windows is able to fire the fans correctly :/
I was not event paying games... just installing stuff I use...

Anyone else has this ?

melsiea8
Nov 30, 2009, 04:33 AM
replaced hd with sshd runs cool at 97 deg fWell, so I downloaded and installed Temperature Monitor and iMac Fan Control - mainly for observational purposes and not for toying around with the fan speeds and I've got some questions. Mind you, I haven't tampered at all with the fan speed settings, just installed Fan Control. Here are my readings (while browsing the internet with Safari and doing a chat via iChat):

Fan Speeds:
CPU fan (desired) 1300 RPM / (current) 1530 RPM
HD fan (desired) 2100 RPM / (current) 2099 RPM
DVD fan (desired) 1300 / 1298 RPM

Temperatures:
CPU Heatsink: 92F
Internal HD: 108F
Internal DVD: 95F
GPU Heatsink: 107F

Are these, under the circumstances, normal readings?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

gjw4u
Nov 30, 2009, 05:29 AM
melsiea8, hope you are aware, that you are quoting/answering a seven moth old post? ;)

uploaded
Nov 30, 2009, 06:21 AM
please delete