iMac Fan possible issue? Maybe not? Help.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DemeanorRis, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. DemeanorRis macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2009
    So basically I just purchase an iMac

    :apple: 2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo :apple:
    :apple: 4 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 :apple:

    on September 2nd, it is October 11th. On September 3rd, I downloaded Fan Control because I browsed around the web and saw many imac users using fan control but 4 days ago, my fan was making a low whirring sound, quite noticeable. I was told imac fans are suppose to be more quieter than a whisper even in a dead silent room. So my fan was making a low/medium whirring sound, I called apple, got applecare. The guy told me to reinstall OSX, erase whatever was on my imac previously with the fan control. I did that. Now my fan is no longer making any noise (glad to have that) but even when I upload videos on iMovie, web browsing, listening to music, chatting on ichat and msn messenger, the fan makes no noise as well (Normal or not?). The only temperature third party install I have is istat pro, where it tells you how hot or cold your imac is. So far the highest it's gone is 123 to 130*F. (Fan is no longer making noise)

    Can anyone tell me if this is normal or should I take it to apple store for them to check if my fan is working? Because if the temperature is dropping since the weather is cold. I assume the fans are doing what it's supposed to be doing, right?
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    The fans are suppose to be near silent, You should only see those temps during heavy usage but not when your doing lite work. You have a 1 year warranty and apple stands behind what they make so dont worry be happy. If it continues to make noise then call them, by the way I run the smfc fan control also to help during gaming.
  3. DemeanorRis thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2009

    It's not making any noise, it's dead silent. I'm just concern. Because I play virtual world games and before I used fan control it made noise. Ever since I reinstall & erase osx and install a clean one. It's made no noise. So I should be happy lol. I'm just a bit tad worried. I have a 3 year every 90 days warranty with applecare. I'm just trying to see what people have to say and give me some good advice. :)

    By the way "don't hurt me" do you use imac ? what is your imac? like 2.66 ghz or 2.93?

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