iMac fan

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by playm0de, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. playm0de macrumors member

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    My iMac's fan has been getting progressively louder since I've had it. Right now, I can hear its hum even while playing music from the computer. What causes the fan to get louder? Is there any way I can make it quieter? Thanks.
     
  2. wchong macrumors 6502

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    heat makes it louder.
    you could 1) take out the fans... :D or 2) call apple and do some troubleshooting to find the cause.

    maybe the problem is that mac os tends to keep the programs running even after you close them which and lead to more heat production
     
  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    Do you have your mac in a ventilated area and do you run alot of heavy apps?

    Macs need to breath too:D



    Bless
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    ...and burn your house down!

    shut it down and let it rest for a few hours.
     
  5. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Is it hot where you are? iMacs are rated to 95* f. (I think.)

    Running at higher temperature would cause abnormal fan activity. (I've experienced this..)
     

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