Has anyone checked heat?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by doobybiggs, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    With the new design and all the worries on heat issues. Has anyone tested for heat issues yet?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6QM7I6II7zc

    It's not an exact test but he does mention the fact that there is no noticeable heat on the exterior of the case which is a vast improvement over the 2011 model.
     
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    Ya you can fry a strip of bacon on my 2011.
    Interested to see if the new one runs cooler.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I was looking around to see if anyone started a thread on this already. I received my new BTO iMac 21.5, i5, Fusion, 16GB yesterday and after configuring it alittle bit, I went ahead and installed Civilization V + expansion and spend a few hours playing it.

    Afterwards I felt all around my iMac and I could really not feel any substantial heat. I would say like the iPad feels when using it. The only area which felt warmer (I cannot call it hot) was the area around the FAN exit.

    I have used my 2007 model iMac alot for gaming and the upper left part of my screen became white'ish because of the heat I think and it became so hot I needed SMC fan control.

    Nothing like that on this new one but one night of Civilization 5 isn't ofcourse a very representative test... but so far so (very very) good :)

    PS: I was also trying Diablo III for a short while with max settings and was getting around 30-40 FPS
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah very cool! Glad to see that a quick test is yielding good results. I hope someone does an extensive heat test soon to help give more of an idea on it
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to jump on thread...
    Would love to hear what you think of the fusion drive? faster? any difference in day to day apps? I also currently have a 2007 C2D 2GHz, and am awaiting my new 21,5" with fusion

    cheers
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Can someone tell me how noisy the fans get in high end games? (battlefield3) :confused::confused:
     
  8. Mac32, Dec 5, 2012
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    macrumors 6502a

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    They're gonna get loud for sure. I would recommend some fan control software, where you bring up the fan speed before starting to game. That would hopefully keep the temperature from going too high.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    doubling that. would also like to know something about the fan noise.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I just got mine, so far it doesn't feel hot at all.

    I put my hand behind the grill where the fan exhaust comes out and that feels ever so slightly warm, but barely.

    Overall, I think it's running quite cool, unfortunately iStat doesn't have the CPU temperature though :(
     
  11. macrumors member

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    Install smcFanControl into OSX.
    Set the fans higher than normal and boot into Windows.
    The faster fan speeds also apply to Windows.

    I do this because Windows got issues with controlling the fans.

    Before i did this my HHD temp went up to over 50°C.

    Tested on iMac 27 late 2009.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Well.... I played with it only for a day and I have almost no data on it, so I haven't even heared the normal disk spin once. so its using only the SSD now.

    This new one is a super fast experience for me... but whether that is due to my bump in processor power, the enormous amount of ram, the fusion drive or all three of them, I don't really know. :)

    When loading Civilization 5 I did think, hey I thought this might have been faster being on the SSD but maybe Civilization is buggy, it's always been hehe :D
     

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