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    Mid 2007 iMac heating problem?
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    Mid 2007 iMac heating problem?
    Hello all, I'm new to the forums here and I recently purchased a new main computer, since my late 2006 had just about had it on its last leg. I purchased a Mid 2007 iMac and had a quick question. Now before I go on, I just want to say I'm not new to Macs or Mac OS X. Made the switch at the end of 2011 and never going back But I digress. I wanted to know, it seems like my iMac is running a bit hot. I'll have it on for about maybe 30 minutes and it is burning to the touch (at least it feels that way to me) I installed SMCFan control and its reading that my mac is running at 106 F. Is that normal? I'm just concerned that it may be overheating since my 2011 iMac, which I no longer possess, I don't remember it running so hot. I've also done a little research and looked up charts for the CPU's and other stuff (excuse my noobish manner I just don't remember what else was on the list) and quite frankly it confuses the hell out of me. So, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
    -DPunk

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    Mid 2007 iMac heating problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftBrony83 View Post
    I wanted to know, it seems like my iMac is running a bit hot. I'll have it on for about maybe 30 minutes and it is burning to the touch (at least it feels that way to me) I installed SMCFan control and its reading that my mac is running at 106 F. Is that normal? I'm just concerned that it may be overheating...
    First question. Are you ABSOLUTELY sure the temp. is 106F? If so...this is only approx. 8F above normal human body temp....and is absolutely NOT HOT whatsoever...at all.

    So please confirm that we are talking about 106F...and not some other number.

    - Nick
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    Mid 2007 iMac heating problem?
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    Honestly, I am not sure if the program is 100% on the temp readings. However, I highly doubt that it would be going over 106. The fan has never kicked up so high that I would actually take notice of it running. So, I should have nothing to worry about I guess.
    -DPunk

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    Mid 2007 iMac heating problem?
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    106F is not "burning to the touch". As I mentioned...106F is only 8F above human body temp (not hot at all). We have folks all the time reporting computer temps of 150, 160, 170, 180, and 190+F (well above the temp of your iMac)...and these computers are fine.

    And FYI. When someone makes a cup of coffee or a cup of tea at home...many times they boil water first. The boiling point of water at sea level is 212F. This is "BURNING HOT".

    I can almost guarantee you...that you wouldn't want to take a shower or a bath in 106F water (too cool). So it's certainly not a temp. to be concerned about with your iMac.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Mid 2007 iMac heating problem?
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    Eh, I just wanted to be sure. Guess you can say I have a low tolerance for heat. My bad
    -DPunk

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    Mid 2007 iMac heating problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftBrony83 View Post
    Guess you can say I have a low tolerance for heat.
    Maybe so.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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