iMac 27 inch runs really hot

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Silas1066, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Silas1066 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2009
    Has anyone noticed that the 27 inch iMac (in my case the quad-core processor model) runs hot to the touch? I haven't had any performance issues, but man! The top of the monitor/chassis gets really hot!

    Is this normal for this model?
  2. testMonkey macrumors newbie


    Feb 3, 2006
    Southern Utah
    I'm noticing it too. And I'm only noticing because I'm on day 2 and I'm starting to see the dreaded screen flicker. But yes, my i7 is super hot up at the top and I have to wonder if the heat is causing some of the video issue.
  3. springyfox macrumors member

    Sep 5, 2009
    I thought this was normal on the new alu iMac's.

    My previous generation one runs very hot especially near the top, but thought that this was just a way of using the external enclosure as a kind of full body heat sink. Unless you are having other issues, I wouldn't worry too much about it! :D
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I would run one of the apps to check the temperature of your CPU and whether the fans are running to be safe.

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