Are these temps to hot for an iMac?

Lewb

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Jun 18, 2009
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Hello, could someone help recently noticed back of mid 2011 iMac getting pretty hot to the touch so downloaded a temperature monitor program (Hardware monitor) an was wondering if these temps are normal or too hot


this was just after playing a game for around 45 mins Thanks in advanced.
 

Intell

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Jan 24, 2010
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No, those temperatures are normal. iMacs will always feel warm or hot to the touch as they use their aluminum bodies as passive heatsinks to drawn away heat.
 

propower

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Jul 23, 2010
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My 2013 imac runs considerably cooler but no worries on the 60ish degC for CPU stuff.

Now I never owned that model so maybe these are normal but these look suspicious to me
- Power Supply 83degC
- Secondary Heatsink = 98degC

IMO Only the CPU should ever get above 85degC -

PS - My Late 2013 imac ALWAYS cool to the touch -
 
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