Cooling - 21.5" vs. 27" iMac

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  1. Doga, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011

    Doga macrumors regular

    Doga

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    I've been considering getting a new Mac mini and finally retiring my eight year old Power Mac 2.0 GHz G5 dualie. About time huh? :rolleyes:

    I'm not 100% set on the mini, I'm also considering an i5 iMac - either a 21.5" or a 27".

    Does the 21.5" run warmer than the 27"? I assume its internals are the same as the 27" but more tightly configured.

    Just wondering.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'm curious as to why it even matters. They will both heat up under load, as any all-in-one computer tends to do.
     
  3. 88 King macrumors 6502

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    The imac 21.5" have less power hungry CPU, graphic card and a smaller screen, all produce less heat than a 27”. So I’m not sure how much that factor in the overall temperature inside the case.
     
  4. ExnomenDei macrumors regular

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    It's a computer, let it get hot. It isn't going to break before it shuts itself down.

    My iMac (i5 2.7 27") gets plenty warm under load and I'm fine with that. I don't feel the heat in any way, either. (CPU is 62 degrees Celsius atm)
     
  5. macdudesir macrumors 6502

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    Oh I'm jealous of you guys :p...seriously...my CPU only doesn't even hit 50C under 100% load...and it annoys me...idk why...but it does...im watching youtube, Skype, bunch of things open, not doing anything...only 30C....i don't know why it annoys me...but it does...HEAT UP :D
     

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