Noob question regarding upgrades and heat issues.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SmackaMac, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. SmackaMac macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2007
    Alright, I'm new at this so please forgive my ignorance. I'm looking to get a 24" iMac. Say I bump up the specs to 2.8, with 4GB of RAM, and a 1TB drive. In doing so am i risking any heat issues? I'm guessing not because I don't think apple would offer such a configuration if there were these issues. But I thought I would at least get your input. Does a larger hard dirve have heat issues? The last thing I want is an expensive fried iMac. Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    A faster processor and a lot of RAM will make your computer hotter, for sure, but I don't think you'd have any problems with it as long as you kept it well ventilated and preferably in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight. But that's common sense.

    Your hard drive, no matter how big, will get hottest when your accessing it the most, if it's idle a lot it should be quite cool.

    Good luck in your purchase, sounds like an awesome machine.
  3. jf8 macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2007
    From what I understand, the new iMacs have a lot of fans and thermal sensors.

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