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I know these computers run pretty warm, but I think I could fry an egg on top of my 27" iMac!
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I know these computers run pretty warm, but I think I could fry an egg on top of my 27" iMac!
Nope...you're going to have to do better than that! Someone recently reported getting 208F on their MacBook/MacBook Pro. One thing to notice in the picture you included...your CPU fan is only running at 939rpm...that's NOTHING.

If I had a $1.00 for every time this question is asked...

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Nope...you're going to have to do better than that! Someone recently reported getting 208F on their MacBook/MacBook Pro. One thing to notice in the picture you included...your CPU fan is only running at 939rpm...that's NOTHING.

If I had a $1.00 for every time this question is asked...

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That and when is the next release of the new iMac, MBP, etc.

Your machine would shut itself off if it ever did get too hot.

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Why is your CPU fan running that slowly? I thought around 2000 rpm was the Apple preset minimum. Do you have something keeping the fan speed set low?
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Why is your CPU fan running that slowly? I thought around 2000 rpm was the Apple preset minimum. Do you have something keeping the fan speed set low?
Great question!

OP: Your "secondary heatsink" says 178F (81C)...although I would say that this is normal/ok...generally at those temps the fans should be running faster (higher rpm's). Thus if the fans were at higher rpms...then the temps would be lower.

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I don't have anything controlling the fan speed. I can speed it up, but 9xx is the default.
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You can download an App like SMCFanControl and kick up the fan speed on your iMac. It seems to work quite well and I can keep my CPUs down around 120 when all 4 cores are maxed out.


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