iMac 27 inch runs really hot

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

  1. Silas1066 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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