PowerMac Heat up

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  1. AML707 macrumors member

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    My New Dual Core 2.0Ghz PowerMac G5 is almost always left asleep when not in use. Well today i found it not on but very hot, i mean hot:confused: . What do you all think is the problem? Thanks in Advance!:)
     
  2. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry.. I don't know the answer, but I noticed from your signature that we have the exact same Macs. Only, my PowerMac is a dual processor not dual core, and the mac mini is my mom's in the kitchen.. but still kinda cool
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    how hot? do you have a temperature to let us know?
     
  4. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    About 130 F when i turned it on. I checked my Temp Widgets
     
  5. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool dude!
     
  6. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    Dude you have your PMG5 in your room ? Me to awsome:)
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    So after waking the computer up from a long sleep, your temp widget registers 130 degrees?

    Assuming a 2.0 Ghz Dual-Core processor would get hotter than my single-core 2.0 GHz processor, I'm not sure that is really that hot.
     
  8. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    But thats the temperature that had in its sleep.:confused:
     
  9. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am very confused becuase the fans were churning slowly and the harddrive was also very hot and it was not even on :confused:
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    When you say, "not on" - do you mean sleeping or powered off?
     
  11. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    sleeping
     
  12. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    what i meant was it was not operating at all it was just hot and asleep i left it on all day
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Processors can heat up pretty fast. From the moment you wake the computer up, how long is it before you can read the widget. The processor may be at like 100-110 degrees F while sleeping, but by the time you can read your widget it may be higher.

    I'm really not sure what the average sleeping temp should be though...
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    How hot was the HDD? Does your widget tell you that also?

    I'm not sure if the fans are supposed to be on while sleeping, with my iMac G5 they are off.

    This may be a crazy question; but are your positive the computer is sleeping?
     
  15. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    about 120F
    I know that was wierd the fans slowly churning while its asleep. Its the first time it does this.It was almost too quiet to even notice the only reason i noticed was because it was very hot.
    Well I think because there wasn't any video or anything:confused:
     
  16. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    That's relatively not that hot at all. Before I put in a copper heatsink in my MDD and started using the famous nap function, my processors would be around 135 F within about 20 seconds of waking up from sleep, and that's on a G4 mind you. The G5's, I would imagine, get a lot hotter a lot faster. If they didn't, we'd be seeing them in PowerBooks right about now, and Intel wouldn't even be an option. Heat has always been the inherent problem with the G5's from the very beginning.
     
  17. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    dude it was not after i turned it on it was when it was asleep. i mean the temp.
     
  18. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    Right, I understand that. Mine was the same situation. Obviously, you can't measure the temperature when it's sleeping, so you have to wake it up. Mine used to heat up just as fast, in fact a little faster.
     
  19. CauldronBorn macrumors newbie

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    130 F is around 50 C, right? Well, my dual 2.7 GHz G5 runs at 75 C when idle. =P

    There's no need to worry. If the CPU is hotter than it's supposed to be, the OS will register the temp and the fans will start running faster. You'll know when they're faster when your G5 starts sounding like a vacuum cleaner.
     
  20. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is getting very complicated and confusing Don't you think.:eek:
     
  21. dsharits macrumors 68000

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    lol, I think you're right....:p
     
  22. AML707 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for everyones help.
    I guess my PM had a "Blonde Moment":) if you know what i mean.
    *Ahem* Sorry i just had to.:)
     

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