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should the fan on my imac be running all the time

444 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2012 8:58 AM by Jamo The ipod RSS
Splathe Calculating status...
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Jul 9, 2012 12:24 AM

I usually can hear my fan on my imac run. But today i couldn't hear my fan on my imac run. the top of the mac gets hot sometimes.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,605 points)
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    Jul 9, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to Splathe)

    iMacs have been around since 1998 with different configurations, capabilities, and maintenance/troubleshooting  procedures. We can better help you if you would tell us your iMac variant and the Mac OS version it runs. Knowing the processor type will narrow down the model variant enough to start.


    Both are available by doing "About this Mac" from your Apple menu. The resulting window looks like this:



    NOTE: If the processor info includes the word "Intel" you found the wrong forum. Let us know andwe can ask teh Hosts to move your post for you.

  • Jamo The ipod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to Splathe)

    It will Run when the Mac isnt off or in Sleep mode usually when u first turn it on it only goes slow because the computers not that hot and its totally normall for the iMac to get hot at the top u can download a tempreture monitor if u want.


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