How hot is too hot - quick!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Bob Dobbs, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Bob Dobbs macrumors regular

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    I've got a mirror door g4 1 gig, and according to Temp Monitor i am at 140F
    its never been so high - usually around 130-135, but the air cond. has been broken since last week and its over 80F in my office.

    the fans are running all the time full blast
     
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  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    i know all the old iMacs would automatically shut down if the CPU got too hot. Do the G4's do the same thing? I don't know.
     
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    - Bob Dobbs

    That's waaaay too hot. Check it for obstructions and dust, and see if all the fans are running. Also make sure there is enough breathing room for the air to circulate and be sure it's not sucking in its own exhaust.
     
  5. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, make sure it isn't some CPU enclousure. My old computer table had a cubby for the CPU and it was always hot in there. I finally decided to remove the back panel and the temp dropped a great deal. I never measured to see how hot it was in there, but 140 seems a bit much.
     
  6. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Re: How hot is too hot - quick!!!

    How do you get to the temp monitor? I looked in utilities, but couldn't find anything.
     
  7. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: How hot is too hot - quick!!!

    It's a freeware app called Temperature Monitor. Here's a link:

    http://www.bresink.de/osx/TemperatureMonitor.html

    It works great if you have supported hardware, or I should say hardware that is capable of reporting temperatures.

    edit: Oh, and according to the author's FAQ,

     
  8. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the link. It wouldn't work on my iMac 800 - hardware not supported.

    Thanks anyway! :)
     

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