Thoughts on my temps? i'VE SEARCHED AND SEARCH

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JimMacFan, May 24, 2011.

  1. JimMacFan macrumors regular

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    Run running IMAC 27 inch with 24 inch monitor through thunderbolt. No gaming, these are temps just reading email....surfing web and looking at iphoto. These temps are Fahrenheit

    HD = 117
    cpu = 108
    ambient = 76
    gpu diode = 176
    gpu heatsink = 164
    mem controller = 122
    optical drive 115
    power supply = 130
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your Mac is not overheating. Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat (around 100C/212F - 105C/221F, depending on your processor). Your temps are well within the normal operating range, and are perfectly normal.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    yeah, dunno WTF the fuss is all about. looks totally normal.

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  4. JimMacFan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Badger...your GPU Diode says 139. Mine is consistently pegged at 175?? I guess its the extra monitor?

    Thanks for the feedback guys.
     
  5. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Specs differ man, as everyone else has said, don't worry.
     
  6. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    I made this thread which a few people have listed temperatures in Celsius (you can change it to that setting in iStat Nano with the "i" at the top right, for comparison). As others have said, hot temps are fine.
     
  7. ZeD X macrumors regular

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    176 Fahrenheit in the GPU for just reading is a bit hot, specially if your iMac uptime is less than a couple of days.

    Take a look at this thread, I think that it will help you.
     
  8. Badger^2, May 24, 2011
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    Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    I had just restarted, and Im running dual monitors as well, which Im sure has nothing to do with anything.

    I dunno why anyone would eff around with your fans on a brand new machine.

    FWIW Im in central CA, plenty of +100º days here and my office gets full sun from about noon on. Been fine for almost 4 years. My G5 tower that was in here before easily added +10-15º. heat box.
     
  9. ZeD X macrumors regular

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    I dunno too. Why someone would like to keep an iMac cool? Let it fry.
     
  10. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Who says its not "cool" enough already?

    Can you tell me what the optimum temps *should* be?

    Are you an Apple engineer that worked on the iMac and was tasked with getting it to run cool? Or are you just smarter than the person they hired for that?
     
  11. ZeD X macrumors regular

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    Did you read the thread?

    JimMacFan said that is just reading emails and the GPU is 176F. Your GPU is at 137. Your GPU temp is fine, but I don't think that 176F for just reading email is fine.

    This is a problem? Probably not. But can be a problem if he runs any app that uses the GPU, going to a higher temp.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you?
    Read again:
    If any of those sites have Flash, that alone can account for the temps. Add emails and iPhoto to the mix and the temps are quite normal.
     
  13. ZeD X macrumors regular

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    Ok, no problem.

    You do what you find better for yourself.

    I prefer keeping my GPU around 140-F doing the same thing.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Macs do a fine job of managing temps, without user intervention needed. You can do whatever you like, of course, but it's misleading to tell others there's something wrong with normal operating temperatures. There are enough people already who are needlessly obsessed with temps.
     

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