Cold iMac G5

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eidorian, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    The heating to my room is terrible in my old house. I just woke up my iMac G5 and here's the temperature after using it for 5 minutes.

    I'll start to worry if it gets to 50 F in here. >.>
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    My iMac's G5 processor is at 150˚ F right now. (65˚ C). On the miniStat2 website, it says not to worry until it gets above 80˚ C.

    From that graph, you are only at about 51˚ C, no need to worry yet.

    By the Way, miniStat2 is the best widget ever (besides the ones that came with Tiger).
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    You've created the perfect environment to run a computer in! I'll bet if everybody kept their hard drive at 60F the failure rate would be a heckuva lot lower.

    Of course, I've heard of computers and/or drives that actually refuse to start up in extremely low (sub-freezing, that is) temperatures, but you're going to have trouble typing in gloves before it gets that cold in your house.
     
  4. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Oh no, I'm worried my room will get BELOW the minimal recommended operating temperature. I'm rarely in it during the day since it's so cold. I just go the heated ones.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, I see. If you want to keep your computer nice and toasty warm, make sure the performance is set for 'high'. It might also heat your room a little too! :p
     
  6. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    I just turned file and iTunes sharing on so I can just access its resources with my laptop. I just keep it on being the local file server.

    Still, I want to see if I can get a cooler screenshot than that one. :cool:
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I love this widget, you have to pay for it (unles of course you can deal with the demo screen) :( But I still love it, despite the fact that I had to pay - It's that good. :D

    And you can customize it too look like your computer!

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  8. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    I agree it's a cool widget, the coolest in fact, but it just seems weird to pay for a widget, even if it is only 5 bucks
     
  9. FFTT macrumors 68030

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  10. Eidorian thread starter macrumors Penryn

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  11. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed!
     

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