Fan noise on new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DELTAsnake, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    #1
    I got my new iMac. I'm concerned about the amount of noise the computers making. In the store the iMac's sounded quite, but this is making allot of noise. How much noise should a iMac make?
     
  2. alexbates macrumors 65816

    alexbates

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    It should not make much noise unless you are running a lot of apps.

    Try opening Activity Monitor to check your CPU and memory usage. That is usually the problem when people have loud fans, but are not running many apps.
     
  3. DELTAsnake thread starter macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    My CPU usage is almost 0. Is there some way to quieten the fan?
     
  4. markojug macrumors regular

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    You might want to download smcFan control. It shows the speed of the fans and you can also reduce them.
     

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