What is the average fan speed for iMac 21.5"?

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  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    What are the average fan speeds for the 21.5" iMac?

    According to iStat Pro...
    (I am running, Safari [Facebook, MacRumors], Mac Messenger, iChat, Alfred and Growl)

    Optical Drive - 998 - 999 RPM
    Hard Drive - 1099 RPM
    CPU Fan - 1199 RPM

    Is this about right for my iMac?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks, so when you load up a web page like facebook or youtube does it make a strangish noise too?
     
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    What kind of noise? When you open something, it might make a grumbling noise because the HD is accessed but that noise shouldn't be very loud
     
  5. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it is like a grumbling noise. And it's not really loud but you can hear it, you know.
     
  6. MacHamster68, Jan 29, 2011
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    nothing wrong with your iMac , sit down and relax and enjoy it ,
    if you got a all in one computer with a harddrive you will always hear noise from the hardrive some a bit louder some a bit more quiet , but total silence ...not with a harddrive which has moving parts
    if the harddrive grumbling is bothering you , take it out and replace it with a SSD then the grumbling is gone , and all thats left is a bit fannoise and a plus in performance


    Desensiblization is the cheaper option after a couple weeks you will not notice it any more

    sorry but you are not the first, and certainly not the last who gets a new computer and gets worried about any noise he is not used to
     

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