Alu iMac temperatures - particularly Airport

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Peter Crowder, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Peter Crowder macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've posted about these before now but I'm still a little edgy. Here's a screenshot of iStat Pro after having used the iMac doing web surfing, using MSN, downloading a torrent and watching TV for the past 3 hours - is it normal that my Airport should be at 60*c, as it seems pretty high? It usually doesn't go below 54*c if I'm not downloading anything, incidentally. The hard drive can get up to 52*c on average, and the ambient temperature up to 30*c.

    This is for a 2.4Ghz 20" Alu iMac (Early 2008).

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  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    I'd say there's nothing to worry about, those stats look perfectly normal to me, especially for after doing what you described.
     
  3. Peter Crowder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply!

    I'm just wondering if I ought to have the Airport card checked out with an Apple Store because it's getting so hot. I think it's the Airport card which is pushing the ambient temperature up, too.

    I just don't want a fryMac! :p
     
  4. passingXstorm macrumors regular

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    I have the exact same iMac as you and it runs at the exact same temps. Nothing to worry about.
     
  5. xpipe macrumors regular

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    Mine gets up to 60 as well. So we're either both OK, or we're both in trouble :p
     
  6. CastrolSyntec macrumors newbie

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    No Worries

    The iMac's Airport card can get HOT without problems. By HOT I mean around 85... Don't worry. The HDD is also normal. As the rest of the computer is warm, the heat from the other components will heat it up. :)
     

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