24" (2009) fan noise.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kssod, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. kssod macrumors newbie

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    My new iMac does not seem as quiet as my old 20" 1st gen intel imac. I hear a faint intermittent clicking from the fan I think. Nothing like the loud whoosh the older imac fans would make. I've reset the SMU and it helps but then comes back. any others with similar noise.

    2.93 24" imac with GT 130 video, latest addition to the collection
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    That description sounds more like the hard drive noise.

    I'd use iStat and monitor your fan speed and see if it varies intermittently.
     
  3. Omni Geno macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Clicking can mean very bad things for your hard drive.
     

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