Mac Mini Temperature - What's yours?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by eyepea, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. eyepea macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2012
    I am just wondering what is everyones MM CPU Temp (using SMC fan control or similar).

    What is the temp idling and under load?

    My 2012 i7 2.6ghz runs around 85-95'c under full load (using for example handbrake) and 50-60'c idling. Although its 'idling' level is running as a server for four other Macs and AppleTV for file sharing and itunes access etc.

    What are your temps (including the MM model and CPU for reference)?

  2. glen e, Mar 17, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2013

    glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    43 C...CPU - I don't do anything at full load - just surf and MS office
    Mini is a base unit
  3. eyepea thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2012
  4. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
    When I encode videos on my base 2011 mini, the CPU temp gets as high as 92-93 C. Normally it runs around 40 C when just browsing the internet..
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    That's normal. Generally the quad cores idle around 45-55 and have been known to hit as high as 100 when under load. Dual cores run about a little cooler. However, you do realize that ambient temperatures directly effect the CPU temps especially at idle right? I mean in the summer we keep our house at about 24-25C, but in the winter its more like 20. This causes an increase in my idle temps by about 3-5C in my computers (and I assume the 2012 Mini will be the same, but I've owned it for only a month or so).

    Again, not sure what you are looking for or expecting. There are too many variables to put any weight on what an individual sees for temps and frankly all Ivy Bridge processors will shut down if it they go above 105C which is their max temp.
  6. tmanto02 macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2011
    My Mac Mini (2011 2.5GHz i5) idles around 65c is this normal?

    Current room temp is 26c

    It has two drives installed - 1 SSD and the stock HDD - could it be an airflow thing?

  7. borostef macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2012
    Zagreb, Croatia
    I have the same Mini connected to two 23 in full HD monitors and it idles around 55 - 60 degrees celsius... When I first got the Mini I was also slightly worried about those temps, but people on this forum have put my mind at ease... ;)
    I don't think you have anything to worry about...
  8. 98EXL macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    not on the moon
    I'll have to look into it, but external temps read from my laser Fluke temperature probe 109 (F) at the exhaust port encoding BD.

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