Mac Mini Temp

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Aperture, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Hi. I use my Mac Mini Core Solo constantly and it is on from 8:30AM-1:00AM is probably a fair estimate. (It starts up/shuts down on it self) Anyway, If I reach under my desk, I can feel it getting pretty hot. (Its about a good inch and a half of thick wood) I'm getting worried about leaving it on so much and it over heating. Anyway, back to my topic. Is there a way to measure the CPU/Internal Temp? I know not all Macs have a gauge in them but I installed iStat Pro in Dashboard and its not showing a reading for the temp. Is there one in the Core Colo Mini? If so, why isn't it showing up? Do you think I should be worried about it, with the desk getting hot and all? Any help appreciated.

    Thanks, Kevin
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You shouldn't be worried; Macs will power down before the reach temperatures that could damage any internal components.

    You could try miniStat2
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Core Duo Temp 2 (or TemperatureMonitor) should both give you at least the core temperature of the processor. This doesn't really tell you how hot the guts of the Mini are getting, but it's a general clue as to how warm the hottest part is.

    Search VersionTracker for either.
     
  4. Jollins macrumors regular

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  5. Aperture thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. My CPU Temp is currently around 60 Celsius, which I believe converts into 140F. So, is that normal?

    Kevin
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Perfectly
     
  7. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You're fine. Mine runs in the low 70's pretty much all the time - mostly 'cause I'm constantly folding or using Handbrake.
     

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