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    What is too hot?

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    What is too hot?
    My 2011 21.5 inch iMac (2.7 GHz with Radeon HD 6770m) gets really hot when I play video games. Should I be worried, or is the back meant to act as a heatsink?

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    What is too hot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anifan View Post
    My 2011 21.5 inch iMac (2.7 GHz with Radeon HD 6770m) gets really hot when I play video games. Should I be worried, or is the back meant to act as a heatsink?
    You tell us what "too hot" is...via some actual temperature readings. We cannot judge till we know this.

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    What is too hot?

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    Is there any software that can monitor mac temperatures?

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    What is too hot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anifan View Post
    Is there any software that can monitor mac temperatures?
    Yes...here's one example:

    Temperature Monitor: Description

    FYI...you may want to check out this thread as well regarding iMac temps...(the 2nd half of the thread) to get an idea of "normal":

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...l-problem.html

    HTH,

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    What is too hot?

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    Graphics Processor heatsink 1 say 75 degrees celsius.

    EDIT: the CPU is at 62 degrees.

    THis is all from playing Dragon Age Origins for an hour.

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    There is nothing wrong with those temps. It is too hot when it shuts itself down.
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    What is too hot?
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    I can personally attest to what bobtomay said with a recent personal experience. I've seen temperatures go up and down constantly on my MB but never worried about it. About two weeks ago, my MB overheated (combination of high ambient heat and prolonged use) and simply shut down. I gave it a few minutes and all was good.

    If it's any consolation, I've seen my MB hit the mid-80s (C) and still keep going (albeit, it didn't stay there for very long).
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