Ice Cold iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zw-gator, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. zw-gator macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2005
    So I was given a 20" 2.4/2/500 iMac (7,1).

    I turned it on and installed iStat to check out the temps.

    The CPU hovers around 25-30*C...I also have a MBP and the CPU temps in that range for that laptop are unheard-of.

    Fans are set to 1,200 RPM btw.

    I also threw some heavy flash videos and games at it...nothing. 35*C CPU :eek:

    In my MBP, it would be 80*C+ easy.
  2. prodigee macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    That is because, there is a lot less room in notebooks for the heat to leave, it is because of this that you see notebook temps are so much higher.
  3. nOw2 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2009
    I have a 20" iMac 7,1 and it has always amazed me is how cool and quiet it is. I have never seen the fans running faster than idle.
  4. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    I just felt like reposting this image I uploaded about 27 months ago (whoa! exactly 27 months and 30 minutes)

  5. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    The iMac is great for staying cool. Thats why if im using handbrake or doing anything processor intensive i do it on my iMac instead of my MacBook. I have the same model iMac as you.
  6. MisterMagoo macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2009
    Whatre you guys talking about? The imac in infamous for running at HOT temperatures even when idle, and even overheating.
    You guys simply got lucky, somehow. But this isn't the case with all imacs, or nearly all of them. They are very hot machines.

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