05-21-2014, 07:58 PM #1
2014 iMac 27in. safe internal temperatures
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- May 21, 2014
- Canton, Ohio
- 3.4 GHz i5, GTX 775M
Recently purchased a 2014 iMac with the intel i5 3.4 GHz processor and the Nividia GeForce GTX 775M graphics card. I know that the iMac is known for running hot but I am curious as to what would be considered a safe range for the internal components to be within. I monitor the temperatures frequently using a temp gauge app and have only been concerned with the temperatures during gaming. The GPU is a beast and I was astonished at how good Skyrim looked on it and how high of frame rates I was able to obtain. However, when i minimized the game after roughly 40 minutes to check my temperatures I found that the CPU was right around 80 celsius and the GPU 0 diode at roughly 82 celsius. Are these temperatures to be concerned with? And if not, what temperatures should I be concerned with ever seeing?
Side note: I am using this computer in a room at roughly 70 fahrenheit and it is not in a tight space that would restrict air flow.
05-21-2014, 08:04 PM #2
Apple is supposed to have a built in shut off if it gets too hot.
You could also tweak the graphics settings on your games (reduce quality)...and see how that effects temps.
05-21-2014, 08:18 PM #3
I know that the iMac is known for running hot but I am curious as to what would be considered a safe range for the internal components to be within.
- Member Since
- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
What I'm getting at is this... if the temps you're experiencing are real, then you need to make an appointment with your local genius bar and have them check out your machine. If you purchased it this year it's still under warranty.
05-21-2014, 11:26 PM #4
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- Nov 28, 2007
- Nambucca Heads Australia
- iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
As chscag says off to the Apple Store/reseller/Genius Bar.
My 2012 in AUtumn down under, Ambient 25ºC shows CPU at 35º and CPU Diode at 40º. Fan speed is 1199rpm and silent. Are you using iStatPro to read the temperatures.Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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