New 20in iMac running hot

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pavelbure, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    i got a new imac a few weeks ago. it seems like it runs hot to the touch. here are the temp readings i am getting from istat pro

    cpu a 115 deg.
    gpu 137 deg.
    gpu diode 139
    gpu heatsink 137
    ambient 83
    memory control 121
    hd bay 1 128
    optical drive 113

    are these about normal temps that everyone has ?
     
  2. Richard.John macrumors regular

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    I have a 2.8 extreme and get

    108
    126
    131
    124
    83
    113
    117
    101

    That's after about 10 mins use so will go higher over time.:)
     
  3. sndcj1 macrumors member

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    My 2.8 extreme has been on for about 4 hours, and my readings are:
    115
    135
    135
    130
    77
    122
    131
    115

    so... maybe?
     
  4. oduinnin macrumors regular

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    Interesting ....

    Once I get mine and it's up, loaded with all my files and such, it'll be running 24/7/365. I run Folding@Home, a distributed project managed from Stanford University. Folding will seriously put the CPU to task. It's a medical research project. Go to Folding@Home web site to get more information. :cool:

    Yes, I want a :cool: :apple: for this project! :p
     
  5. pavelbure thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, well seems everyones numbers are about the same as mine. thanks.
     
  6. addz macrumors member

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    Just thought id post my temps:

    (running since monday, but has been slept)

    40
    52
    54
    49
    25
    43
    45
    37
     
  7. gazelleintense macrumors regular

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    My macs been on nearly 6 hours... sleep mode one time.. my numbers seem much lower than yours.
     

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  8. steveoh macrumors newbie

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  9. gazelleintense macrumors regular

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    install the istat pro widget

    http://islayer.com/
     
  10. BennyK macrumors 6502

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    It appears some macs are measured in C and some in F. Kind of like comparing Apples to Oranges.
     
  11. bembol macrumors 65816

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    ^ I changed the Settings.


    My highest is at 124F-128F
     
  12. steveoh macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the link.
     
  13. mattbray macrumors member

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    Thank Goodness...

    I'm not the only one...

    [​IMG]

    I'm using Popcorn to shrink a DVD but this thing was running hot a long time ago.

    I might just have to take my 17" Core Duo back from my mom. I think mine might be in meltdown mode.
     
  14. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    While I couldn't find exact tech spec's for this exact chipset on Intel's website, Intel has posted max temps for comparable chips at 100C (212F). While that only really serves as a guide at best, it's still a starting point.
     
  15. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Im getting these which seem fine
     

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  16. mazza macrumors newbie

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    Hot Imac

    I can find the stats for the chipset, but what about the Hard Drive ??? My is 60C or higher and that can't be good
     
  17. Pur3 Macs macrumors member

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    It looks like the 20inch models find it harder to cool down and heat up a lot faster, have a look at my 24inch imac temps.....
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    Mine has got up as high as 65ºC; I'm in negotiation with Apple to get mine replaced.
     
  19. pavelbure thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well it's been 2 years and it's still running good. i still never hear the fans kick on when doing intensive things, while on the other hand my macbook pro kicks on when it should.
     

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