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    Overheating an Imac?
    I just purchased a new home and on the back of the property are two standard 10 x 10 sheds. I would really like to make one of these sheds an office, but am afraid of overheating the iMac. In my town, it can get as hot as 110 F and as cold as 25 F, although I don't think the cold will be a problem. The shed is NOT well ventilated, but does have insulation inside. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoth View Post
    I just purchased a new home and on the back of the property are two standard 10 x 10 sheds. I would really like to make one of these sheds an office, but am afraid of overheating the iMac. In my town, it can get as hot as 110 F and as cold as 25 F, although I don't think the cold will be a problem. The shed is NOT well ventilated, but does have insulation inside. Any ideas?

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    If it gets close to 110F in your area...it will most likely be even hotter inside the shed. I don't care how tough you are...with temps in excess of 110F+...I would be more worried about you...not the darn computer!

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    Consult your manual or Apple's support site for the safe operating and storage temperature changes.

    Spoiler alert: 110 F is way too high for operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist View Post
    Spoiler alert: 110 F is way too high for operation.
    Both for computers & humans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Both for computers & humans!

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    That's why I really appreciate our military who are currently fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Summer temps there are usually over 110F. Imagine moving around in that heat with body armor, weapon, and field pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    That's why I really appreciate our military who are currently fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Summer temps there are usually over 110F. Imagine moving around in that heat with body armor, weapon, and field pack.
    Absolutely! I remember when I went thru basic training in El Paso from early May thru early July...then advanced training in El Paso from July thru October (during the hottest time of the year). Regardless of how much the Drill Sergeants wanted to continue pushing us to our limits...we were (according to Army regulations) required to take a 10-15 minute break very hour & drink water due to the hot weather conditions.

    But of course it wasn't as bad as it could be...it was a "dry heat"!

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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