What temperature is your mac mini usually at?

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  1. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Since I find 1500 RPM to be too slow, I cranked my fans up to 3500 minimum, and max if it jumps above 70c, what do you guys usually sit at?

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  2. greythorne macrumors regular

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    mine is set at 3000rpm using smcFanControl and hovering from 40 to 45 around there, but will go up as high as 60 when doing anything intensive like virtual machine etc etc.
     
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    wow. Your temp is nice. What is your room ambient temp?

    I have the same Mini spec but the temp is like 10℃ higher than yours. My room temp is like 23℃.
     
  5. voyager03 macrumors member

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    Around 18-20℃.
     
  6. nden macrumors member

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    How long was your mini on before you take that screenshot.
     
  7. August West macrumors member

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    Mini on for an hour. Surfing only. Room temp 19.5˚C.
     

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  8. voyager03 macrumors member

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    It's been 'on' for several days - but that was after it was awake for half an hour or so. Currently 39℃. Can't remember seeing it at much more than 45℃ since I put iStat on the menu bar and that was when using Handbrake.

    The only thing that I wonder might help is that the mini is well ventilated sitting on a slatted metal shelf....?
     
  9. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Mine is pretty well ventilated too, but as we all know Apple places more importance on silence than cooling, which is why these machines all run so quiet.
     
  10. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is mine now, with uptime in the picture:

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  11. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    mine is set at 1000rpm.
     

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  12. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Mine is usually around 110-120*F while browsing. It runs 24/7. I have the fan set to 2000rpms. I can start to hear it at 2500 so 2k is fine for me.

    You can't set the fan lower than 1500rpms? How did you do it?
     
  13. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    Hi SVT,
    I'm using Fan Control 1.2:
     

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  14. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    Okay I am new to Macs so can someone please let me know what are some good temp numbers and what to look out for? This is from my iMac

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  15. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    My mini (2.0/4/120) is hovering around 130F these days, but that's probably because I haven't cleaned it out in months. It usually idles around 115-120 or so when it's properly cleaned. I leave it on 24/7.

    Also, fun fact - I don't run any kind of fan control on it, and pretty much no matter what the temperature or load on the machine, the fan stays around 1500RPM. If it's under a heavy load for a prolonged period, it might kick up to 2000 or so, but almost never higher than that.
     
  16. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Where do you get a white iStat menu?
     
  17. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    Click on the top bar where iStat presents it's data and that is what displays. I simply did a window screen capture of it.
     
  18. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah, I hate iStat menus because it's a menubar app and not a desktop app. I hate having lots of stuff in the menubar.
     
  19. nden macrumors member

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    I'm wondering why I'm getting 47℃ on CPU by iStat. My Mini sit on a wooden shelf with a lot of space around it. My room temp is around 23℃.

    Here is screenshot:
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  20. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's normal, and within safe range.
     
  21. nden macrumors member

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    I just installed Fan Control and set all the lower/upper thresholds to 40℃ and 70℃ and set the fan speed 2100 RPM

    What is this Fan Control does anyway? Does the fan rank up its speed when the system getting hotter? or it stays at one constant speed?
     
  22. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You should ramp it up to 3500.

    It allows you to set a base speed (which you have) and 2 temps, one of which if the computer hits it will gradually increase the fans, becoming max speed once it reaches the 2nd number.
     
  23. Raima macrumors 6502

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    LMAO @ 3500 rpms. You know, there is a threshold when the fan over rotates, it's unable to push the air through it's fins as efficiently. Once the threshold is crossed, you'll only be increasing temps and decreasing the life of the fan bearings XD
     
  24. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

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    LMAO XD except 3500 isn't even max LMAO XD
     
  25. Raima macrumors 6502

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    Has nothing to do with max. It's all to do with efficiency and effectiveness. 2000rpms is already generally fast enough.
     

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