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    bphilli1's Avatar
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    Jan 16, 2007
    17" Imac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB Memory SuperDrive 8X (DVDR-DL/CD-RW)
    iMac Temperatures
    What kind of temperatures are the newer Intel iMac's running? I did notice that mine got up to 126 degrees F when I was downloading a movie, listening to a podcast, and browsing the internet. (Man, these Macs are sweet!)
    On average, it seems to run less than 100 degrees F when doing simple applications.

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    Member Since
    May 30, 2006
    iMac 20" core duo 2ghz; OS-X 10.4.7; 2gbram; 256mb graphics; 250gbHD; delivered 6/14/06
    Same question plus....

    What is a "GPU"....the one that gets hottest?

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    Stretch's Avatar
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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    GPU is Graphical Processing Unit, the CPU for your video card.
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    Currently running OS X 10.10

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    mac57's Avatar
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    Apr 29, 2006
    St. Somewhere
    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
    I think you are probably quite safe. My GPU gets up to 73 C when running hard, and that is about 163 F!
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Around 40C on average.

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    Member Since
    May 30, 2006
    iMac 20" core duo 2ghz; OS-X 10.4.7; 2gbram; 256mb graphics; 250gbHD; delivered 6/14/06

    Hottest temps I'm seeing top-to-bottom (F) are 107; 129; 80; 96; 104.

    At those temps, fan speeds remain about same as at start-up (800; 1400; 800) which leads me to believe such temps are of little concern. Don't know at what temps fan speeds would begin adjusting upwards.

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