Where does your new iMac get the hottest?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joshua_msu, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. joshua_msu macrumors regular

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    Mine gets very hot to the touch in the upper left corner? Dunno about yours? Is the processor right there? I cant figure it out.
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    With the new iMacs (Aluminum), I think the processor is in the middle-left side. I think the same is with the older white iMacs.

    Check an opened up iMac here.
     
  3. star555 macrumors regular

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    Can some one please tell with the iMac does the internal cooling fans draw the cooling air from the bottom of the computer , may be through the built in speakers , or RAM access panel ..? and then exhaust the warm air through the
    top vent slot on the back black panel ..? have I got this correct ..? :confused:

    My new iMac 2.8 gets hotter at the top middle over the iSight camera ( 39 oC )
     
  4. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    my alum 24 inch gets REALLY hot at the top vent
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the heatsinks are on the left, right in the middle and the hot air is blown out thru the top vent. so thats why your iMac would feel hottest on the top left.
     
  6. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure with the new iMacs, but with the older white ones - they pulled air from a circular vent in the back (near the middle) and pushed it to the top slot-like vent.
     
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