Silent i7?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by utahreefer, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. utahreefer macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    I got a new iMac i7 8g ram. So far, it has run flawlessly. I've gotten pretty busy with it...and still there is no indication that there is any active cooling. The back of the computer gets a little hot, but not real.

    Should there be a fan running? And, where could I check?

  2. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2009
    11230, Midwood, Brooklyn, NY, USA, North America
    Don't worry, they carefully designed the iMacs so that it can cool down without the fans running to high in most situations. Since the body is made of Alumin(i)um it's bound to get hot. The fans are running, it's just that they're ultra silent.Trust me, you have nothing to worry about. If you heard the fans on the iMac, that would be a bad thing
  3. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    You can use iStat to check the temps and fan speeds. Idle fan speeds for the i7 are ~1000 RPM. I have noticed the fans won't speed up until it hits ~70 C and maintains it for a bit.
  4. utahreefer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    Thanks! I'll check that app out.
    People had "jet engine" fans, flickering or yellow screens, freezing and who knows what all....
    I was really sweatin it before my iMac arrived, but....for now, it is PERFECT!

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