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iMac - New I mac get hot Normal?


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Hey, I'm new to mac just got this new amazing new imac. But on the top it gets very hot. This also happens on my friends macbook. I guess apple's get hot. This is all normal right?
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Check the istat pro widget and your core temperatures are there. That shoul dtell you if any are too high or not. And if the top of your imac is way too hot but the core temps are ok then you have a problem.
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no I think they all just get hot.
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Well my imac does get warm. But it never gets that hot ever. Even when I'm nearing 100% cpu usage. Strange.
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CPU A is at 100 F - 108 F
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You should check out the Apple website, it says somewhere how hot/cold you iMac can be I thought saw once,

Or maybe ring up an Apple Center.

And as final touch,God created the Dutch!
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100 - 108 F sounds completely normal though.
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Computers get hot.

They will shut down if they get too hot, but for that to happen you'd have to have a component problem.

They will have been tested for day on end before being released to make sure they do not break.

You cannot make your Mac overheat.
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Perhaps you are hugging your new machine so tight YOU are making it feel warm. That feeling of a new machine is giving you a glow.

They are great machines and well engineered, originally I thought it would overheat because of the lack of noise (meaning fans etc). Two iMacs later they are gold. Don't they put the WinBloze boxes to shame.
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So, it's perfectly fine? ?
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Yes I think it's perfectly ok.
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i have a similar question about my new macbook, my core A temp is averaging 60 C or 140 F, is that ok?
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I suppose there all ok. I mean there tested. My new Imac just reached 135.
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yeah, my notebook is also warm, but nothing special
I was just wondering where can I see my core temp?
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Maybe its because its aluminum? It pulls the heat away from the actual computer. Thats what my cellphone does (LG vx8700), it gets warm after some use, and thats what the LG people told me.
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