iMac Temperature

Discussion in 'iMac' started by baconroll, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. baconroll macrumors member

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    Hi - can someone please tell me if the following readings are normal for an iMac. Seriously around the top and sides it feels so hot I couldn't hold my hands on it for long and it's throwing out some serious heat.
     

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  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    They look fine to me, I'd only start worrying if they get in the 95-100º area.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    Those temps look fine to me. My 20" AL iMac runs hotter then that. If you still think it's too hot try looking into smcFanControl.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Aluminum is an excellent conductor of heat. That is why it feels hot.
     
  5. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Those temps would only be normal if you've left your iMac on to encode video/record video for quite a while. You normally don't want the hd to be above 55-60c.

    Idle temps for an iMac should be in 40s for hd and cpu, and the 50s for gpu, with all 3 fans at base rpm (940cpu, 1100 hd and 1000 gpu)
     
  6. baconroll thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all for your replies, that's good to know
     

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