5600 RPM iMac G5 Fan!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AlmightyG5, May 27, 2006.

  1. AlmightyG5 macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone here tell me if it it normal for my iMac G5 Rev. B to have the fans go to 5600 RPM and Whine like a crazy %$&# when all I have open is iTunes, Safari, mail, and quicktime? I have a box fan in my room now at full blast and I can still hear this iMac whine over it. My CPU temp. is at 73 C. I'm just wondering what Apple would do if I took it to the Apple store near me. I called AppleCare and they said to take it to the Apple store. What can be done? Is this normal??
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    If you are using Hardware Monitor, it should tell you the upper limit - are you using that program?
     
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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's shareware. The site even suggests that you try before you buy. Still, 5600 RPM's isn't normal even if you have your CPU set to Highest in the Energy Saver preference pane.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't tell you to buy it, I asked if you were using it, because that might have helped. :rolleyes:

    And no it's not normal. -
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I normally use the iStat Pro widget. You have 10.4 on that Rev. B iMac G5. It'll give you fan speeds and CPU temperature. Hardware Monitor states that the upper limit on the CPU is 85 C.
     

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