Intel Mac Mini having a fever?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by AnthonyKinyon, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    My Intel Core Duo is normally about 42-50 degrees celcius (give or take, sometimes more or less) while booted in OS X 10.4.7 (and I have the latest firmware update, etc.)

    right now it is saying 82 degrees celcius (I have it on the side with a small oscillating fan blowing directly on the bottom of the case [stationary though, not oscillating]). Normally this seems to shave a few degrees of the temperature.

    I am doing something rather CPU intensive at the moment, importing a feature length MP4 file into iMovie. I have about 15 minutes left until this import is done.

    Will this temp harm my CPU or other internal components? I checked the temp with CoreDuoTemp as well as iStat Pro (a widget) - both latest versions. Both agree on the current temperature.

    Just don't want to hurt my Mac. :) Thanks.

    P.S. The bottom of the Mac Mini feels warm to the touch but not hot.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    If you can cook steak and eggs on a macbook pro and they still run fine I think its pretty safe to say your little mac mini will be just fine..IMO. :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. :) So what's the story with eggs and steak? True story?
     
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    Xander562

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    No, it wont hurt your computer, All macs automatically shut down if the temps get high enough to do damage. I think it's 125C? Although my Macbook Pro never ets NEAR the 82° C you reported.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all. Import is done and now the CPU temp is 52-54 degrees Celcius. Big improvement there. :)
     
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    kered22

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    I'll take the steak medium and the eggs over easy. :D

    You should be fine temp wise Anthony. :) I just encoded a couple of vids out of iMovie into H.264, I've neve monitored the temp but there is always a slightly warm draft coming out the vent. As long as that part isn't blocked or the back of the mini is 2 inches from a wall or other solid object (reflecting the hot air right back), it'll be fine.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I have the spinning beach ball in iMovie HD now. It says "importing" "Time remaining: less than a minute" and "force quit" says it is "not responding" The file is approx. 1.4 GB. I am hoping its not truly frozen but just busy. How long should this take? I have 1 GB RAM and only Safari is open besides iMovie at this point.
     
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    kered22

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    Just let it go, it's a big file and iMovie imports video as DV which is uncompressed video. It takes time to process all that, just disregard the Not responding message in Force Quit, it's working just fine. :)
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    You were right. :) I suspected as much but am admittedly, a bit inexperienced in this area. :) Thanks!
     
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    kered22

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    No problem. :) I can't wait for my MacPro to get here. LOL That video export on this Mini took it's time to get done.
     
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    thebeephaha

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    I've gotten my MacBook Pro to about 84 degrees C.... And mines a late revision model too.
     

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