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My 5,1 heats my small office from 75° to 88° under load, with the upgrades I have installed, and I do have A/C! It's only a single CPU machine as well. It doesn't run hot, and the fans are almost silent, but I can feel the hot, dry air coming from under my desk when it's on. Has anybody else had this issue, and come up with a creative solution?

There are no exterior walls in my office...
 

Schismz

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The 5,1 isn't just a computer, it's also a space heater, possibly bulletproof, and can act as a boat anchor; all while giving an excellent lat workout if you lift it up and set it back down in sets (use proper form!).

Solution: crank your A/C? It's a feature! Enjoy in the winter if you live someplace cold.
 

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It actually does run hot, by design. Some configurations will put out over 1000 BTU/hour at peak load and most are putting out over 400 BTU/hour at idle. That's enough to generate additional, noticeable cooling load.

By “doesn’t run hot” I meant it’s not overheating. I guess that’s the side effect of owning one of these...
 

ScreenSavers

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The 5,1 isn't just a computer, it's also a space heater, possibly bulletproof, and can act as a boat anchor; all while giving an excellent lat workout if you lift it up and set it back down in sets (use proper form!).

Solution: crank your A/C? It's a feature! Enjoy in the winter if you live someplace cold.

It certainly is all of the above.
 

fuchsdh

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One of the benefits of trading in my old cheesegrater for a Mac Mini will definitely be reduced heat. The current apartment has no AC, fourth floor, and all west-facing windows. Working from home any time May–September was a sweat lodge.
 

startergo

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That is why I put it on sleep in 15 minutes inactivity. Otherwise it is a heater.
 

ScreenSavers

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One of the benefits of trading in my old cheesegrater for a Mac Mini will definitely be reduced heat. The current apartment has no AC, fourth floor, and all west-facing windows. Working from home any time May–September was a sweat lodge.
I tried a 2018 Mini. I couldn't make myself like it. The Graphics were crummy and it took forever to wake from sleep.
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That is why I put it on sleep in 15 minutes inactivity. Otherwise it is a heater.
Mine sometimes randomly wakes up in the middle of the night and goes to the login screen. The screen will turn off after a couple minutes, but it doesn't "deep sleep." During times when that happens, the office will be 90° in the morning.

I have wake for network activity and wake for bluetooth activity off.
 
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startergo

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I tried a 2018 Mini. I couldn't make myself like it. The Graphics were crummy and it took forever to wake from sleep.
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Mine sometimes randomly wakes up in the middle of the night and goes to the login screen. The screen will turn off after a couple minutes, but it doesn't "deep sleep." During times when that happens, the office will be 90° in the morning.

I have wake for network activity and wake for bluetooth activity off.
I am using OC so it works well there, but I also had issues using native OSX.
 

ScreenSavers

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It seems like bugs in Catalina, as a lot of people are complaining about it. It has to do with the weekly logs from screen time. I've been wanting to try OC but I'm a little nervous with trying for my first time on my main machine.
 

ScreenSavers

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I am using OC so it works well there, but I also had issues using native OSX.

I just “took the plunge.”

This is the first time I’ve had a boot screen on my RX 580 so that’s neat.

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Edit: And I got night shift back! It’s been gone for a few updates now.
 

MVMNT

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I'm sure I put mine on sleep and it wakes up too.

But I agree working with it under my desk coupled with my 27"ACD throwing heat at my face too, it does get toasty warm in my studio.

My energy bills seem to echo that too when I've also got a 2019 27 iMac running as well every day.
 
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I'm sure I put mine on sleep and it wakes up too.

But I agree working with it under my desk coupled with my 27"ACD throwing heat at my face too, it does get toasty warm in my studio.

My energy bills seem to echo that too when I've also got a 2019 27 iMac running as well every day.

That's why I just got rid of 2 30" Cinema displays in favor of a modern 31.5" 4K monitor. Those things were heat monsters!
 
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