Any way to Reduce overheating?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by killswitch1698, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. killswitch1698 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    Im going to Install RAM sometime this week and im concerned that my mac will be too hot if i put more in, and my mac is already too hot as it is.
    i know if that i get RAM that runs at a lower voltage it will reduce heat produced, but is there any way i can mod my mac so it will be alot cooler? i thought of just taking the back off of my mac for good, but my friend said it wasnt the best idea. any ideas? :D
  2. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    What Mac do you have? It is going to be hard to give advice without knowing that.

    Regardless, I have never heard of overheating issues related to RAM installs, more due to processor, or rotating media cooling.

  3. killswitch1698 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    oh sorry about that...i have a iMac G5 PPC 17" 1.9Ghz 2 512mb of RAM
  4. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I don't know anything about the G5 but I do know that you need more RAM :D
  5. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    If you're low on memory (and with 512 MB, you are definitely low on memory) then adding more will reduce page faults, which will greatly increase the efficiency of yours system and make things run cooler than they do now.

    And frankly, things get hot when they work; that's normal. It's not "overheating" unless it crashes, or catches fire.
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Your friend FAILED.

    Computers are designed to handle additional RAM up to capacity.
  7. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Additional RAM will be fine.

    Best thing you can do is make sure there is plenty of airflow around the case, and lower the ambient temperature in the room if that's possible.
  8. killswitch1698 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2009
    Thanks for the reply guys; your advice helped alot ^_^

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