iMac Excessivley hot

Discussion in 'iMac' started by StrokeMidnight, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. StrokeMidnight macrumors member

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    I just bought a new Aluminum iMac Refurbished from Apple. I've noticed that the top of the Mac is unbelievably hot. I think I burned myself actually from touching it, or I would have had I not taken my hand off.

    I'm in the middle of a big download on the windows side (boot camp) so can someone recommend me something to monitor temperature on windows?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    The alu iMacs get real warm on the rear top side so dont worry about it burning up. :D
     
  3. StrokeMidnight thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh haha good thanks.

    Just to be sure, I got a monitoring program and it said that my Core 0 is 73 degrees celsius and my Core 1 is 69 degrees celsius and my GPU is 62 degrees celsius.

    Does that sound ok?
     
  4. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    Aluminum dissipates heat very quickly and as a result it always feels hotter than it should (or one would think) but as it is such a cooling conductor it actually cools the machine rather well. It's just deceptive most of the time.
     
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  6. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    Should be just fine - mine is 60/61 at near idle. iStat is a pretty cool little widget that tells your temps and much more, if you want to check it out.

    This link should help:

    http://www.intelmactemp.com/list
     
  7. StrokeMidnight thread starter macrumors member

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    Alright thanks guys. I hope your right XD

    I'll download that SmcFancontrol when I switch back to the Mac OS X side.
     
  8. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to download SMC or any other fan controller; there's a reason Apple sets it to the level it is at. Increasing the fan speed only diminishes the estimated life for the fan.
     
  9. alexmadison macrumors member

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  10. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    It has to exhaust that heat somewhere! Better out then in, right? :)
     
  11. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    SMC Fan Control? Arrgghhh.

    You don't buy a car and take it to a garage for them to make the fan come on all the time, because you don't trust Ford.

    The iMac just works as it is. No need for messing with the fans.
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It won't explode or smelt but if you keep it cooler, components will have a lot longer lifetime, especially hard drive.
     

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