another temp question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zuma022, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. zuma022 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2008
    I know there's a few threads here about temps, but I'm still concerned about mine. This is after about 50 minutes on Skype and the computer has been on for about 3 hours previously but just light surfing and email.
    Usual temps are lower, but as soon as I use Skype it jacks up like that. The fans don't seem to go any faster or any louder.
    My better half travels a lot for work so we use Skype a lot and I'm worried it'll damage my iMac over time.

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  2. monjones macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I use skype a lot and temperatures on my Macbook Pro go up a lot when I'm using both video and voice chat. i don't actually monitor the temperature, but I can tell it gets a lot hotter. personally, i'm not worried about it. been using it for about 18 months with no problems.
  3. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    Get yourself smcFanControl and set all three fans to 2500.

    This what I did and it sure does help.
  4. zuma022 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2008
    I looked at the fan control app, but I'm just wondering why the fans don't automatically go higher if the temps are that high.
  5. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    I thought that,but I have noticed that the fans pickup very slowly and by the time they get to the speed to start cooling things down the temp has got higher. In other word the fans seem to play catch up rather than speed up as the temp goes up.

    My fan speeds are all at 2500 using SMC and this keeps my machine at a nice temp, and if my temps start to rise the fans then rise with the temp, much better.

    Just an observation
  6. pcorajr macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    I am also having this problem. I got my iMac 1 year ago and had this problem with overheating. about 2 months ago i took it to the Apple store and they replaced the video card. At the time that was what was causing the problem with the overheating. But as of yesterday my computer has started freezing up while playing WoW. It does not look like the computer is heating up as it use to.

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