iMac Help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lgtw, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. lgtw macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010
    Originally posted on at 3:08 AM Fri August 6.

    Hello, I recently purchased a 21.5" 1TB iMac from October 2009 2 days ago after a store in my area had them on clearence for the newest models. All I would like to know is: what is the appropriate area for the computer? brightness levels? sleep and other modes like that? how hot the computer should be after about an hour into casual browsing and rendering a movie? and other things you think I should know about my new iMac. I just switched over from Windows Vista and can't even imagine looking back!

    I just recently felt my computer and it was pretty hot, I scaled it around 104, is this just because the aluminum gets a hotter feel at earlier temps because of the metal?

    Thanks for the replies and help if you do post! I hope to see some posts and maybe even make some new Mac & Apple friends here! :)

    *Please answer all questions if you can.

    iMac 21.5" 3.06 GHZ 1TB October 2009 Mac OS X (10.6.4) ATI Radeon 4700 HD
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Desk, or what do you mean by area?​

    Whatever feels comfortable, if full brightness hurts your eyes, bring it down to a level of your liking.​

    If you want an instant access in the morning, sleep is quite fine.​

    Between 40° and 80° C (10° - 176° F) is normal for normal and heavier use, unless your room is hot too.​

    Yes, aluminium conducts heat better than plastic, thus the warm back is normal.​

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics

    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

  3. lgtw thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2010

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