Intel iMac temperature

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  1. samanthas macrumors regular

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    I downloaded Temperature Monitor and it's telling me the temerature is 118.4 F/48.0 C and 120.2 F/49.0 C. That seems high to me, but is it normal? Just want to put my worries to rest here because I was thinking that it felt hotter than it used to -- only on the left side though.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    My iMac G5 is at 152 F right now and I've seen it go up to 170 F under 100% load. You're safe on your Intel.
     
  3. samanthas thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Speed is the key. :D
     
  5. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Psh those temps are nothing. My iBook gets up to past those temperatures and then my hand starts to feel like it's approaching first degree burn. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
     
  6. eva01 macrumors 601

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    my laptop is at 320 right now, oh yeah.... ><! grrr 320 Kelvin
     
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  8. t1rider321 macrumors regular

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    how come hween i try to use them it always sais 0
     
  9. CMUviolin macrumors newbie

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    temp.

    My 17" intel iMac tells me my temp. is at 0 degrees for any app I use, this never happened on my G5 iMac or G4 iBook? is something wrong or am I just not doing something right?
     
  10. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    What worries me is that my Hard Drive regularly hits 55C - 60C, which I know isn't good for it :(
     
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  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    For those who are getting a reading of 0, your hardware probably isn't supported by that temp monitor.

    You could try miniStat2, I've found it to be fairly reliable.
     
  13. plinden macrumors 68040

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    My Intel iMac hardly ever gets above 41C. It reached 48C briefly yesterday when I was doing something that involved a lot of CDROM and HDD access, but it came down quickly after I stopped. Generally it stays pretty cool.

    Yes.
     
  14. sjshaw macrumors regular

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    Thanks... fan noise is such a distraction.
     
  15. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I had a Dell space heater/jet engine under my desk for four years - seriously, the fan was on 100% of the time. I was a PC user since the IBM XT days, and I didn't know any better. I didn't know computers could be this quiet.

    Now, when I have my Dell Pentium-M 2.26GHz laptop (I originally thought it was quiet) sitting beside the iMac, it's a huge distraction when it's fan kicks in, about 1/3 of the time it's on.
     
  16. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't give a readout on my Mac mini Core Duo :(

    My entire Mac mini is pretty warm...
     
  17. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Does Temperature Monitor show anything?
     
  18. samanthas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I use Temperature Monitor with my Intel (like I said in my first post) but I've noticed it only reads my hard drive temp, and the temp never goes past 120.2F/49C it seems -- that's good right? I should have said it was my HD temp in my first post because I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
     
  19. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, but no, sorry :( Just the HDD temperature, which is running at a warming 47C.
     

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