Ram Install - Fan at full speed. Help!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DollaTwentyFive, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

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    Have a mid-2010 21.5" i3 iMac. It came with 2 x 2GB of Ram. I purchased Samsung OEM Ram from OWC 2 x 4GB. My plan was to upgrade the ram to 12GB total.

    I installed exactly as indicated in the directions. When I fired it up, the fan was running at full speed. The computer works fine and recognizes the 12GB but the fan will not stop. I tried to take the new ram out and just leave the original 2 x 2GB sticks in there and the fan is still going.

    What have I done? I thought this was going to be such an easy and inexpensive upgrade.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DollaTwentyFive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK. Thanks. Will give this a shot when I get home.
     
  3. DollaTwentyFive thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Brilliant! That did it. I can't thank you enough.
     

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