Mac mini Cooling?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MaxMike, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. MaxMike macrumors 6502

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    At this moment, I have my Mac mini encoding video with HandBrake for iTunes. In iStat Pro in Dashboard, it says that my CPU is 204 degrees Fahrenheit! Is this normal? I get that video encoding is CPU intensive. But why would the fan only stay at 1500 RPM and not kick up to keep the processor cool? :confused: The area around the fan is scalding hot in the back, also.
     
  2. Raima macrumors 6502

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    The higher the rpm doesn't necessarily mean better cooling. It depends on the angle configuration of the fins and how far they are spaced apart.

    My understanding is 1500 rpms on that particular fan configuration is at it's maximum efficiency.

    That said, liquid nitrogen should solve any tempreature issues you may be having :p
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    video encoding is probably the most stressful thing for your mini to do.

    I would restart, open no other programs and only run HB

    If this is something you plan on doing a lot, an external DVD burner would be a good idea
     
  4. Krafty macrumors 601

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    No, it goes up to about 5500rpm.

    If you want, get SMCcontrolfan and you can boost it up yourself.
     

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