iMac Running Very Hot- Need Advice

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  1. GradientMac macrumors regular

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    These are the temperatures for my iMac at this moment, I have mail, iChat, messenger:mac and Skitch open. What's going on?
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    That's not hot, it's well within acceptable temp ranges. My MB is in the 57C range right now, and that's actually cooler than it's been in a while (HDD swap). You're fine.
     
  3. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    My Pentium 4 is at 68 right now. Low 50s is nathin. Also remember with a computer like the iMac, compromises in cooling have to be made in order to have such a pretty computer.
     
  4. GradientMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was told that I shouldn't be getting temperatures over 50*C, generally about 43*C in my HDD, was that wrong?
     
  5. rfruth macrumors regular

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    All-in-ones tend to run on the warm side but your well within the limits IMO
     
  6. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Nothing appears to be wrong to me, everything seems to be fine.
     
  7. Thomas_Davie macrumors newbie

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    This is my temp. As you can see, you're not very far removed from this. This was after a few hours of playing a game in Win XP under VMWare Fusion. I did bump up the cpu fan in smcfan control a wee bit.

    Tom [edit: I do have my wireless and bluetooth turned off]
     

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  8. aki macrumors 6502a

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    your temps are good nothing to worry......basically the cpus are ok for anything much in new imacs its just the hd temp to watch.....basically if hd is in 50-60 C for a long time that reduces the lifespan......just use smbfancontrol if worried or if u use gaming in bootcamp
     
  9. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    In theory! I know I won't be using my iMac in 4 years time. It will have been sold on ebay and upgraded to the latest one.
     
  10. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    In theory! I know I won't be using my iMac in 4 years time. It will have been sold on ebay and upgraded to the latest one.
     
  11. imac123 macrumors regular

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    not sure what HD is in your iMac, but mine has a western digitial and on their website it says the operating temp goes up to 60 deg C I believe. With smcfancontrol mine usually sits at 48-50 deg C and occasionally get to 54 for short periods of time. I think an "avg temp" of 50 or below is fine for the HD.
     
  12. ColinEC macrumors 6502

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    Those temperatures look fine to me, mine are pretty similar:

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    Nothing to worry about.
     
  13. LukeHarrison macrumors regular

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    Hot? You Intel users don't know the meaning!
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    I love my G5, it saves me money on heating bills :p
     
  14. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    did u c mine?
     
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  16. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    re post in C
     

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  17. LukeHarrison macrumors regular

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    Ok, if you want to play those rules, here's mine in F.

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    Scorchio! :)
     
  18. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    wow
     
  19. LukeHarrison macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I know! I used to get really worried about how hot it got, but it's been working fine for three and a half years now, so I'm sure it's fine. I've never compared against any other iMac G5 owners though, so if you've got one, show us your temps! :)
     
  20. gothiquegirrl macrumors regular

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    off topic a bit...



    What's the program? oh and Link please? :)
     
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  22. kabunaru Guest

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    No problem. I am glad that I can help. :)
     

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