New iMac Issues

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DoctorRamen, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. DoctorRamen Guest


    Oct 9, 2009
    I have a few questions about the newest iMac I plan on purchasing within the next month?
    Is it true that it runs very hot? Is that necessarily bad? I read this within a CNET review.
    Also how many RAM slots are there? I plan on purchasing the base model with base configurations, but I was wondering if I could late pop in two additional RAM sticks.
  2. Dwhite78 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2010
    As with any review you need to consider the source. Cnet isn't exactly on the cutting edge.

    Also, you didn't state what size iMac you're looking at.
  3. MacInLaw macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    The newer iMacs have 4 slots for RAM, and support up to 4GB of RAM per slot for a total of 16 GB.

    I don't know specifically about heat, although the iMacs shouldn't run terrifically hot. But it probably varies based on the chip being used and how much you use the processor.
  4. DoctorRamen thread starter Guest


    Oct 9, 2009
    Base 21.5" model, sorry about that!
    Thanks for that information MacInLaw!
  5. mickeymcc macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    I just upgraded my 1 month old 27" Core 2 Duo iMac with a new 27" i5 Quad and the heat is VERY noticeably less. I guess that graphics card makes the difference?
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I would imagine the i3 iMacs run very cool. The i5s get noticeably warm, but no warmer than any other iMac has.
  7. dwarnecke11 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    That's a good report. Odd, did your C2D iMac have the 4670? I know the new Mobility 5850 ("5750") runs at 39 W versus about 45-50W for the old 4850 but I'm not sure about the 4670.
  8. mickeymcc macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    Yes, I had the 4670. It's only just slightly warm now, compared to "cook an egg on it" hot before!
  9. dexthageek macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    iMacs for the most feel hotter, but in truth the case is part of Apple's heat management. One thing you have to keep in mind is that Aluminum is going to get hotter quicker while at the same time dissipate that heat faster.
  10. KentuckyApple macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Yes, it gets hot, Yes, it's supposed to. Yes, Apple did lots of engineering and testing on it before they brought it to market. Yes, I have one and it's awesome.
  11. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
    How'd that work. Did you buy a new one and sell your old one? Or did you somehow get a trade from apple with it.

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