my new iMac weird issue with loud sound and shut down

Discussion in 'iMac' started by swingerofbirch, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I was just using my iMac, new, 17" C2D 2 GHZ model. It suddenly got VERY loud. I thought it was a web ad with a race car or something. It sounded like a jet going off, I don't know how the computer being so small could make such a "wooshing" sound. Then as this was happening Safari froze (which is not unusual, happens about once a day). I force quit Safari and it was not working. Suddenly the computer went black as if it had gone to sleep but then after a second it came back on and everything seemed to be the same and the sound has subsided. Right now it's making about the level of sound I am used to when I am active with it. When I first got the iMac it didn't seem to make any noise except for the hard disk clicking occasionally. Now there is almost always a hum.

    So I downloaded just now a temperature gauge.
    Right when I installed it Core 1 was 35 and Core 2 was 42.
    Now a few minutes later Core 1 is 33 and Core 2 is 39.

    What should I make of this?

    I'll call Apple tomorrow, I just wanted to make sure I wrote down all the info right away, I am worried about my baby which has been perfect up to the point before this!!!!!

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