Mac Mini running hot

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mondayriot, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. mondayriot macrumors newbie

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    Hello ladies and gents,

    I have a concern regarding my Mac Mini. At the moment as I type this, I have a temperature sensor running, and it reports my CPU temperature is currently 81 degrees celcius. At the moment, I have Google Chrome open, along with MSN and nothing else. I'm running the Mac Mini 1,1 with an Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz with 2GB RAM. Surely this temperature can't be normal.

    If anyone could shed some insight on what I can do to reduce this temperature, it would be greatly appreciated. It never used to run this hot - used to idle at around 45 degrees.

    Thank you
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Have you checked in Activity Monitor and listed All Processes sorted by CPU%?
     
  3. mondayriot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello, indeed I have. CPU is running at around 10%

    I just remembered something... I updated to 10.6.3 today and that is when the problem started. I can't believe I forgot. It has to be that. Any way to fix it without downgrading? How would I downgrade if I don't have the disk if thats possible? Thanks
     
  4. Bacong macrumors 68020

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    You could fix it by downloading the app FanControl http://www.lobotomo.com/products/FanControl/ to increase the minimum fan speed. right now my fans are running 3500 RPM and my CPU is a cool 28 C.

    Can you tell me what your fan speed is when your CPU is at 81?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd do a SMC reset first. I'm not really a fan of using fan controllers.
     
  6. mondayriot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The fan speed is 1531rpm

    I'm going to try a reset on everything. Wish me luck!!
     
  7. Bacong macrumors 68020

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    This is why I use fan controllers. CPU is at 81 degrees and the fans won't even speed up to cool it down.
     
  8. mondayriot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The reset seems to have done the job. Thanks very much :)
     
  9. Bacong macrumors 68020

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    Awesome, but keep an eye on the temps. I hope it was a one time thing for your sake.
     

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