HD and SSD upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by contenderv07, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. contenderv07 macrumors newbie

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    First post but I've been a HUGE MR fan since iphone 3g.. Anywho, I just got a 27 inch iMac 12,2 and wanted to upgrade the hard drive. I decided to get an SSD for the OS and a 2 TB Seagate hard drive for music, etc (removed superdrive)... The install went fine, everything booted fine and I installed the OS on the SSD. Everything works great other than the fan is constantly on. I KNOW there are a ton of things for this.. I did some searching and here are the things I've seen.. I used the OWC SSD upgrade kit

    Things I've tried.
    1. Reset SMC (2 times)

    Things I've heard.
    1. Reset PRAM
    2. Run Apple hardware test
    3. Get some type of app to monitor fan

    Since I just got this (craigslist), I didn't get a chance to power the mac up, so I don't know if the problem was existing or not (I kind of doubt it). Since I'm at work, I'm just trying to get as much info as I can, so I can try it when I get home.. Also I still have like a year and a half of AppleCare but I have no clue if thats been cancelled since I did all of that work to it. Anyway, let me know what ya think!!
     
  2. matreya macrumors 65816

    matreya

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    When you removed the original hard drive, did you notice a temperature sensor attached to it?

    You could try this app to slow the fan speed down...

    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23049/smcfancontrol
     
  3. contenderv07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't remember seeing a temp sensor on it, just the power and sata connections.. Thanks for the link though!! I like free stuff lol
     
  4. contenderv07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok just saw that OWC has a specific temp sensor for a new HD... Would it be ok to skip this and just use a software app to control it or just go ahead and get the sensor??
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

    matreya

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    If the app works for you (and remember to make it start at login so that it repeats the setting of the fan speed every time you reboot), stick with it I reckon...
     

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