So currently I have the 20" Aluminum Core 2 Duo iMac and it seems to heat up my room a lot! On a night like tonight it gets so hot in my room that I feel sick. I touch the top of my iMac and it basically burns me. A few days ago I tried a fan control application and that seems to have helped a little. The closer I walk to my iMac to hotter it starts to feel. I really need to fix this problem because it's becoming unbearable. Could it be because I have a second monitor right next to it that also makes heat? Here is what I have my iMac set to: Base Speed: 2700 RPM Lower Threshold: 48.0 Celsius Upper Threshold: 78.0 Celsius
Current Values: Left Fan: 3125 RPM Temperature: 50.5 Celsius Right Fan: 3089 RPM
asked Sep 18 '10 at 00:56
Try using a free widget like iStat Pro and see how hot your system gets.
Sounds like your saying its hot even when idling, which it really shouldn't be cooking - as you would expect when putting the system under a lot of work i.e. playing a game or rendering a large file etc
answered Sep 18 '10 at 01:05
i have a pc, when it's idle there isn't any significant heat coming from it but when i play games on it my room starts to build up heat! after a couple of hours its unbearable!! especially in the summer. what i do is opening my window to let cool air in, or you coul ask a plumber to install a thermostat in the room controlling the heat coming from your house main heating, if there is any. another thing you could do is open up a small ventilation shaft above your desk with the iMac and have it blow air outside (but that is not very eco-friendly) OR you could just have your iMac turned off all the time.
answered Sep 18 '10 at 05:03