2008 iMac heat problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Steveohim, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Steveohim macrumors newbie

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    I've just got myself a second hand imac 2008 model. Within 30 minutes of it being on I've noticed the the top left hand corner at the back gets very hot

    Is this normal?
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I bet the internals have dust in the vents since it was second hand. If you feel like it connact a computer repair guy (that does Macs) and also install a SSD or replace or add and SSD to make a DIY Fusion Drive.

    A good internal dust cleaning is all it needs
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    That is completely normal for those iMacs. They have a very well designed cooling system where the body acts and a large passive heatsink. Thus causing it to be very warm. Because of this, their fans rarely spin faster than their minimum speed.
     
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