Worried about my fans (2010 21.5" iMac)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lolol Filip, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. lolol Filip macrumors newbie

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    Hey!

    I've had this iMac for about half a year now, and it alls seems to work out fine, however I've felt that it gets really hot. I've had SMC Fan Control installed since day 1, but I've been trying to get rid of it.
    That's the first problem. SMC Fan Control is appearantly not made for my iMac, because it's too new. But I can't seem to get rid of it! I've tried removing the program from my Applications folder, but that doesn't seem to work. I removed it using some "AppDelete" program, but the fans still doesn't seem to go up!
    I read that by restarting your Mac will turn off SMC Fan Control completely, but the fans are still not going up! Argh!

    Any help would be lovely. Either how to get rid of it completely, or whatever useful you can come up with!
     
  2. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    What kind of temperatures is your iMac getting up to?
     
  3. lolol Filip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iStat gives me alot of info about the heat:

    HD: Macintosh: 46
    CPU: 47
    Ambient: 26
    CPU Diode: 52
    CPU Heatsink: 50
    Mem Controller: 52
    Optical Drive: 44
    Power Supply 2: 59

    (all the temperatures are celsius.)

    Maybe I'm worrying for nothing. I don't know what the average heat is, but it sure is hot if you put your hand on the back of it.
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Nothing to worry about. Those are normal temps, and you are one of literally hundreds of people on this very subforum that post topics about the back of the iMac getting very hot.
     

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