Aluminum iMac overheating?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lorductape, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. lorductape macrumors 6502

    lorductape

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    I've got a 20" aluminum, late '07 early '08 model. The top of the case of the computer is, imho, way, WAY too hot.

    Here's a screencap of my temps courtesy of iStat Pro

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    Is this normal?? 176 degrees!!!!1
     
  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    I just had a similar issue. Not sure what caused it but for a whole day, fans cranked at startup and case upper left side was super hot. Tried everything I could think of. Finally turned it off and unplugged it from wall for 5 minutes. Plugged it back in and it's been running fine since. This was last Saturday...
     
  4. Muncher macrumors 65816

    Muncher

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    Please search. Also, why can't you use Celsius?
     
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000

    AlexisV

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    Under heavy use, the top left of the machine will get extremely hot.

    If it was to overheat, you'd experience freezes and restarts.
     

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