iMac G5 - Performance and Loudness

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gavinstubbs09, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

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    I'm stuck on this question. I bought a iMac G5 probably about a month ago for $66 off eBay in working condition. I would like to use it more, but the sound of the fan at the bottom that blows air up into the G5 heatsink is unreal. It's all quiet up until I open a program, ex. Spotify. I know the Performance/Power Saver option in System Preferences, even on Power Saver the fans ramp up.

    So I've stripped the iMac down, cleaned out everything (and also got a cool picture of the back, that'll be below), and it was still bad. I ordered some thermal paste and re-applied it to everything, and while that reduced it, it still bad. I ran the Support Diagnostics and there was nothing wrong with the sensors or fans themselves.

    So is it time for a new CPU blower or just accept that the G5 iMacs have more trouble than Windows 8?

    Oh, the cool picture!
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  2. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

    gavinstubbs09

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  3. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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    You should get a mod to move this over to the PowerPC sub-forum as you would get a lot more help over there.
     

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