|Dec 3, 2012, 09:36 PM||#1|
What temperature does your 2012 Mac Mini run at
Brand new machine, installed a new 256 SSD in it (Fusion drive). Seeing CPU temps of 60 deg Celsisus.
What do other people see? Is that in the right range?
|Dec 3, 2012, 09:37 PM||#2|
If you're not already using it, iStat Pro (free) or iStat Menus ($16) will give you accurate readings of your temps and fan speeds, among other things.
Unless there is a rare defect in a Mac, most temps are well within the normal operating range, considering the workload being put on it. Websites with Flash content, games and other multimedia apps will put higher demand on the CPU/GPU, generating more heat. This is normal. If you're constantly putting high demands on your system, such as gaming or other multimedia tasks, expect temps to rise and fans to spin up accordingly. It's just your Mac doing its job to maintain temps within the normal range.
It is also quite normal for your Mac to become extremely hot to the touch during intensive operations. The aluminum body transfers heat more effectively than other materials used in computer casings, so you will feel the heat more. This doesn't indicate that it's overheating and will not harm the computer to be hot to the touch.
Your fans are always on when your Mac is on, spinning at a minimum of 2000 rpm (for MBPs) or 1800 rpm (for MBAs, MBs and minis). iMacs have 3 fans with minimum speeds in the 800-1200 range. They will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level.
If your fans are spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC.
(PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with these issues, so resetting it will not help.)
The intake and exhaust vents are in the back of the computer near the hinge on all Mac notebooks (except the new MBP with retina display, which has intake vents along the sides at the bottom). The iMac vent is a slot on the back near the top of the computer. Make sure the vents remain unblocked to allow your computer to perform at its best.
Learn about the fans in your Mac
Apple Portables: Operating temperature
For Flash-related issues:
|Dec 3, 2012, 11:04 PM||#3|
When you put a 10% or more load on it you will see 80degC to 95degC.
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|Dec 4, 2012, 12:11 AM||#4|
I have a dual and I like it. It is very difficult to get temps of 90f on the dual core base model. I just set prime95 on half the cores of my dual core. temps are 164 f or 73 c and the fans did not even ramp up they are at 1800 rpm. so the dual does not run very hot.
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