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macrumors 6502
Mar 31, 2014
Any heat problems with the 2013 / 2014 Mac Mini I7 2,3 GHz ?

Mine's running at 47C at room temp of 23.3C as I type. At full load it sits just under 90C. Never had any problems with overheating.

2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB fusion drive


macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
High Heat, low stress!

Mac Minis are really power houses for their size and generate an equally high amount of heat. The aluminum enclosure actually acts as a rather effective heat sync (also why iPhones are made from aluminum and get pretty hot). The Mini has been tested to with stand up to temperatures of 200 Deg F! And at that temp the mini would reduce its own power to the cpu to help with heat dissipation. A few tips:

1) don't cover it with things like books, external drives etc as this can generate its own heat and will resist letting the mac mini vent.

2) don't surround it with the same as #1. The mini actually has vents at its foot and rear to allow for air flow. Keeping these open will keep your mac humming nicely!

Good Luck! :D

Cape Dave

macrumors 68020
Nov 16, 2012
I use fan control software. I like to take charge of my computers temperature. The one thing that can have the biggest effect on reliability and long life.


macrumors 68040
Feb 10, 2008
Any heat problems with the 2013 / 2014 Mac Mini I7 2,3 GHz ?

Dunno what you mean by heat problem. If your using all the cores for video transcoding the mini can get quite warm to the touch, but thats not a problem.


macrumors regular
Aug 16, 2012
My 2.3GHz i7 Mac mini gets warm only if your doing processor intensive tasks. But the cooling system can handle it and it never gets ridiculous to the point that it overheats or anything. Under normal usage it doesn't even get warm.


macrumors 65816
Jul 5, 2004
If there were heat issues with these, we'd have known about it long ago. This model has been around for nearly 2 years now ;)
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