Heat on my iMac -- Is this normal ??

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  1. perfectblue macrumors newbie

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    I feel my iMac is getting heated up very quickly...

    Please see the temperate and tell me whether is it ok or not ??

    btw, the mac is ON for the past 6hrs
     
  2. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kristenn macrumors 6502

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    Looks normal to me. Here is my MacBook Pro temps. Been on for 8 hours


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  4. perfectblue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply... but the aluminium casing is really hot when i touch it... hence was worried
     
  5. Pachang macrumors regular

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    Nah that's normal. Even the iMacs at the applestore are really hot and they aren't doing anything apart from being on AND they are in a fully air-conditioned room.
     
  6. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    Aluminum is a great conductor of heat and on the new iMacs one assumes Apple have designed the back to act as a secondary heat sink - thus dissipating heat away from the internal components.
     
  7. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    the aluminium acts as a heat sink, you want it to get hot so the insides can cool down.
     
  8. Kristenn macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats true.

    One of the kids at school is a total PC person. Doesn't understand Macs and says she will never buy one because how hot my MBP gets.

    I keep telling her that her Dell is just as hot on the inside. You just can't feel it escaping the case on hers like you can on aluminum computers.

    I even showed her the CPU temps and stuff with PC health monitor but she didn't believe me. Even though our temps were exactly the same.

    So yeah. Don't worry ^^ With those temps, the heat on the case is a good thing.
     
  9. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    I am just curious as to how things work. - If the temps. are the same on the Mac and the Dell, how does the aluminum case help things cool ? Wouldn't the temps. be higher in the Dell because it doesn't have an aluminum case to help it cool down ? I know I am missing something here, as I have not had a notebook since an NEC in 1997. Does Dell have another way of cooling their computer ?
     
  10. DarrenC macrumors member

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    Maybe a stupid question here, but I'm new the Macs. What app are you using to capture the temps? I just have the jinky widget that comes preloaded. Thanks!
     
  11. Serif macrumors regular

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    I would guess that the Dell's fans are working harder, using up power and creating more noise. At least that's how it appears here where my colleagues use a mixture of Dell and Acer computers.
     
  12. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the answer. That makes sense, my iMac is very quiet.
     
  13. perfectblue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for your views & ideas....

    I'm mentally relaxed now :D
     

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