Any 3rd party cooling mechanisms for I-mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 24usedtorock, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. 24usedtorock macrumors regular

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    Seeing a ton of references to how hot everything runs for some games which are maxed out, etc. That can't be good for long-term performance, I have a Windows PC that freezes due to the components getting extremely hot.

    I just assumed from knowing how loud an old G5 I had sounded from time to time that fan support would be adequate for all Macs but then again the I-Mac is crammed into that all in one slim design.

    Any ways to cool those suckers off?
     
  2. 24usedtorock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok so from what I gather the only options are just software devices which control the rate the fans move, but I guess there's no way to "chill" the components manually.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    CoolBook Controller lowers the operating voltage of the CPU. Aside from that, no, there are no devices that I am aware of to physically lower the temperature of the CPU.
     
  4. 24usedtorock thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah reminds me of the time I bought a window fan and opened a case up to try to cool off the inside. It didn't work really and the computer is still hot as heck when I push it, so I stick to my laptop mainly.
     

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