istat reports - are these normal for new 2.6ghz mac mini...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by domhoenig, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2012
    just a sanity check that all is fine according to Istat....

    please someone who knows let me know!

    ram seems strange? is that normal?

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  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Everything looks quite normal. What do you think is strange about it?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2012
    dunno...guess i just was wondering why the RAM is constantly showing a load of it in use ! haha.
  4. macrumors member

    Nov 9, 2012
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  6. macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    Load the CPU at 100% for 1h and check temps again. Then you're allowed to freak out. :D
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2012

    up to what temperature would you consider "normal" I intend to do fairly heavy music production on this machine. so wanting to be able to monitor this!
  8. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That's what your RAM is there for: to be used. OS X will use whatever RAM is available.
    You don't really have to monitor temps, as your Mac does that for you. The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat. CPU Tjmax = 105C (221F), GPU Tjmax = 100C (212F) on i3, i5, i7 processors. (Source: Intel)

    Unless there is a rare defect in a Mac, most temps are well within the normal operating range, considering the workload being put on it. Websites with Flash content, games and other multimedia apps will put higher demand on the CPU/GPU, generating more heat. This is normal. If you're constantly putting high demands on your system, such as gaming or other multimedia tasks, expect temps to rise and fans to spin up accordingly. It's just your Mac doing its job to maintain temps within the normal range.

    It is also quite normal for your Mac to become extremely hot to the touch during intensive operations. The aluminum body transfers heat more effectively than other materials used in computer casings, so you will feel the heat more. This doesn't indicate that it's overheating and will not harm the computer to be hot to the touch.

    Your fans are always on when your Mac is on, spinning at a minimum of 2000 rpm (for MBPs) or 1800 rpm (for MBAs, MBs and minis). iMacs have 3 fans with minimum speeds in the 800-1200 range. They will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level.

    If your fans are spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC.
    (PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with these issues, so resetting it will not help.)

    Learn about the fans in your Mac
    Apple Portables: Operating temperature

    For Flash-related issues:
  9. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
  10. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Not normal at all.

    There's no temperature rating for;

    GPU Diode
    GPU Heatsink

    *snif snif*
  11. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, it is normal. The user can select which values are displayed in the preferences.
  12. macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    he was kidding. he wanted a discrete gpu
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    I'm glad someone saw my humour!

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