Imac 21.5 Noise and temperature

Discussion in 'iMac' started by steefmeister, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. steefmeister macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    Fisrt of all Hi to everyone im new here on the forums.
    Been looking around some threads already and couldn't really find my problem.
    I got a imac 21.5 inch 3.2 GHz for about a month now and since the beginning it makes a really loud noise. The noise is like its always working on full capacity. It even is so bad i can hear it during movies etc when i have the volume around 80%.
    Already tried the SMC reset and made a pic with istat:


    My room is of normal temperature and the fans seem to be all open and clear of dust etc..

    Anyone got an idea about what to do or is this is normal?

    Thanks in advance
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    Looks like you got a bad sensor for the gpu heatsink, which is in turn making the odd fan rev really high.

    I'd take it in to have the sensor cable checked.
  3. steefmeister thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    Should i call apple support or is this something i can do myself?
    Im not really fond of messing with electronics though
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Definitely something to take it to the apple store for
  5. steefmeister thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    does anyone know if this problem falls in the warranty?

    I ordered it online (not from apple directly) and if i take it to the apple store do they decide if its falls under the waranty or does apple decide?
  6. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    If there is a fault with the machine, rectification will be covered by the Warranty.
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    if you still are under warranty or apple care you are covered
    ....your iMac i mean :)
    so its only a matter of taking it to your nearest apple store and let a genius have look and sort things out
    or even on the phone by calling apple

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