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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:06 PM   #51
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HB isn't the first purpose of this little guy, but it certainly does a nice job at it. THe screen shot is a slightly modified High Profile setting which I don't normally use, but it seems to stress the system a bit more. Normally I just do a straight CQ 20 setting, h.264, constant framerate, etc because it suits my visual media needs.
I don't think a higher profile will make the CPU get hotter. As long as it's at 100% it'll go to its higher temp imo.
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As for reasons why my machine is coping and others are having issues, not sure. I will say for me some benchmarks are fun to look at but don't necessarily suggest what actually happens in the real world.
Yeah. Tbh I don't HB that much. 1 file per month? (If so...) I do usually get the CPU at 100% though while testing out programs we do at work. 8 threads come in handy here. (and my old Mini just had 2... what a difference)
In the tests I posted in the other thread temps didn't go as high with these tests as with HB, so maybe CPU wasn't utilized at 100% but 99 or 98% each, who knows.

I plugged in mi 2010 Mini to see how it run without the bottom cover and put in on the table. Run HB for 20 mins with the cover on first, and noticed temps didn't go over 85C, when I can perfectly recall them going like 92C when it was where my 2012 Mini is now.
So maybe there's another factor because as I said, where I usually have the mini it's surrounded by wood and two hard drives, which don't seem to do much but might actually do something in the end.

EDIT: Without the cover it held pretty well at 75-80C, so around 6-8C less. Best part is fan didn't have to spin up over 2000rpm, while with the cover on it needed 3500rpm to keep it at 85C.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:12 PM   #52
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HB isn't the first purpose of this little guy, but it certainly does a nice job at it. THe screen shot is a slightly modified High Profile setting which I don't normally use, but it seems to stress the system a bit more. Normally I just do a straight CQ 20 setting, h.264, constant framerate, etc because it suits my visual media needs.

As for reasons why my machine is coping and others are having issues, not sure. I will say for me some benchmarks are fun to look at but don't necessarily suggest what actually happens in the real world.
you are at 22 c in your room or 71.6 f

my tests were at 78 f all the difference I got to 214 f

take 7 f off I am at 207 f no throttle . or less throttle
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:18 PM   #53
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Looked at my temps:
Room temp: 23.8C (75F).
Put the thermometer where the Mini gets the air from and it read 26.1C (79F). A lot!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 05:20 PM   #54
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I am also at 78-degrees F in my computer room. I did raise the mini on a trivet. The exhaust is going. This is a HandBrake encode, I'll use the same format as Darby67 and show it:

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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:45 PM   #55
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That is hardly the case. I hardly notice any sound when the fan is running.
Ok! the reason i wrote that is because i have heard a 2009 mac mini att 100% fan.. i guess the fan in the 2012 isn't as loud.

Anyone in this thread tried gaming and seen the temps after a few hours?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:02 AM   #57
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Ok! the reason i wrote that is because i have heard a 2009 mac mini att 100% fan.. i guess the fan in the 2012 isn't as loud.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. I have a 2009 Mini and a 2011 Mini Server. The 2011 fan gets much louder than the 2009.
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I wouldn't be so sure about that. I have a 2009 Mini and a 2011 Mini Server. The 2011 fan gets much louder than the 2009.
Thats not good news at all then. Do you find the noise annoying?
If i want to go on a 10h diablo 3 marathon, Will it overheat and start sounding as a vacumcleaner?
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I am also at 78-degrees F in my computer room. I did raise the mini on a trivet. The exhaust is going. This is a HandBrake encode, I'll use the same format as Darby67 and show it:

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lol WOW. Why so many icons on the dock?
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lol WOW. Why so many icons on the dock?
I like my apps to be easily accessible. I use magnification, so I don't have to squint.
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Thats not good news at all then. Do you find the noise annoying?
Well, I would never put the 2011 in my home theater setting like I had the 2009. The 2011 sits in a closet, so I don't hear it much.
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Well, I would never put the 2011 in my home theater setting like I had the 2009. The 2011 sits in a closet, so I don't hear it much.
I've heard that the 2012 mini's fan is a lot quieter than the 2011's. There is a thread on here about it

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1477263
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Neither do the SSD's, as Geekbench doesn't score drive IO
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Looks good but will the mini preform smooth and quick working with FCP X and full HD....?
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