Fan Speed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Telp, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    I have a first generation iMac G5. My fans are running at about 2000rpm constantly. I dont know if that is fast or not but it seems fast? Is there a way i can get my fan speed down, or is nothing to worry about? Just wondering. Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    5000 RPM is fast. 2000 RPM is normal operations. You can lower your Performance setting in Energy Saver to run a cooler G5 but it's painfully slow.
     
  3. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well sometimes it does run between 4000-5000, should i worry then, or does that just have to do with the operations im running so its not a big deal, as long as it doesn't run that speed normally?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    4000-5000 RPM is perfectly normal for high CPU usage.
     
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  6. davish macrumors member

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    hey! i have a first gen imac too, and i was wondering, how do you find out the fan speed rpm?

    btw....i always find that opening it up and getting all the dust and cr*p out of the fans at the top really helps noise levels...not loads but noticable...my room is full of dust!

    thanks

    Tom
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    iStat Pro is nice if you have Tiger.

    It's also rather easy to open and dust the internals of the first two iMac revision models.
     
  8. davish macrumors member

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    Therein lies the problem!: 10.3.9 is what i run...
     

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