iMac Temperatures

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Skorpion24, May 25, 2009.

  1. Skorpion24 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, this is my first iMac, so Ive this questions;
    In these days it's very hot here, 32° (90F) and over, and my room is exposed at sunlight all the afternoon, and its not very big.
    I hold the window closed, but its always hot in the house, 26° (79F) or more.

    If I hold the iMac turn on (with minimum brightness) for 10 or more minutes he starts to be heated, and now for example, that is night and I've 24°(75F) in my room, I've these temperatures:

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    It's normal?

    Thanks and sorry for my english :p
     
  2. aki macrumors 6502a

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    those are normal temps for the imac

    dont worry :)
     
  3. BulletToothTony macrumors 6502

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    those are average speeds for 90% of imac imo..

    but i like to keep my hdd under 50c and my cpu under 40 so i use smcfancontrol and i have
    the hdd fan at 2000
    cpu at 1,600
    odd at 1,200

    this keeps my hdd at 46-48c
    cpu at 35-39
    and gpu at 40-44c

    and i love it to seeing it that way.. specially the hdd being that i heat is the number 1 killer for hard drives..


    Edit: I also put a 8" Fan mounted on the side wall since it's near my imac and i put it on low settings and it brings down the imac a couple of degrees... It might be overkill to some but i want this computer to last me for the next 6 years so it's worth it to me..
     
  4. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

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    do you guys have a link with "normal" operating temps for the imacs, kinda like a more researched bit?

    @bttony
    are the fans more audible in these settings than the default ones? Btw, I would think besides heat mttf of the manufacturer is primarily the reason a drive would fail, and I don't think that you are gaining much, my 2 cents here.
     
  5. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

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    you're the man fl.:cool::apple:

    wow, what a great site btw!!! didn't think there d be such a thing
     
  6. BulletToothTony macrumors 6502

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    Well i say there was a 8 - 12 % noise increase but nothing major... I know some people complain about noise from their machines but to me it's really dead silent..

    Specially when i turn on my 8" Fan on the side wall.. then yeah the imac becomes absolutely silent.:D
     
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  8. aki macrumors 6502a

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    i agree with bullettooth that for longer life the hd temps are what to watch

    you dont have to think about the gpu and cpu tho as they are rated very high temps

    if you are selling/upgrading after a year or two though probably you dont need to think about temps at all
     
  9. Skorpion24 thread starter macrumors 6502

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