its heating too much

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    My mid 2010 27" iMac is heating too much. I can feel the heat when im touching it on its top side. Is there someway i can check if everything is working flawlessly? Dunno, maybe check to see if fans are working?
     
  2. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    There is this https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/

    It isn't free, but you maybe able to see in the trial version, the temperature of your iMac and also, see if the fans are operating.

    I have iStat Menus on my Late 2012 iMac and it shows what RPM the fans are spinning at.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    It's six years old, when was the last time you cleaned the dust out of it??? That can make a big difference. Also it may need the thermal paste reapplying. Take a look at ifixit for guides on basic maintenance.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    As mentioned, use iStatmenus to get an accurate temperature. Too hot can be relative, i.e., what I think is hot and what is actually hot for a computer may be two different things. That app will also provide fan speeds, to tell you if the fans are operating as you hope they are.

    Also what @Samuelsan2001 mentioned about cleaning out the iMac - dust build up may be a contributing factor as well.
     
  5. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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    If it’s never been opened up, it may need to be cleaned and have all the dust removed.
     
  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    While you're opening up your Mac, install a SSD, a regular HD gives out a lot of heat.
     
  7. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have opened it and installed an ssd along with the old hdd. I guess the only way to know what's wrong would be to know the original temperatures and compare with the existing.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    how hot is it getting now?
     
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    That's what I was going to say.
     

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