Running fans too high?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by A Macbook Pro, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2009
    When playing games I don't want to heat up the iMac a lot. What I want to know is, apart from noise, what is the downside to running the fans at max? Is it dangerous at all?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It's not dangerous, although it could shorten the lifespan of the fans a little bit. It's really not necessary though, the computer will take care of itself.
  3. A Macbook Pro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2009
    It's just when I play games the GPU gets seriously hot. Like sometimes 85 degrees.
  4. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I'm assuming you're using an app like smcFanControl. While it isn't directly dangerous, it might kill the fans faster.

    With that being said, Apple has a pretty advanced fan speed technology integrated in already, so it's not really needed.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That's a normal temperature when gaming or running any CPU/GPU intensive apps.

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