Running fans too high?

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

  1. A Macbook Pro macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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