2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 6, 2010 1:06 AM by nachdenki
Lands End Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Just got my new iMac which I am very happy with, but after an hour or so of use it runs very hot. The upper left and right corners are extremely hot-almost too hot to touch for longer than 15 seconds or so. Is this normal ?

Land End

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 27" i5 processor
  • William Rivas Level 5 Level 5 (4,230 points)
    Lands End wrote:
    Just got my new iMac which I am very happy with, but after an hour or so of use it runs very hot. The upper left and right corners are extremely hot-almost too hot to touch for longer than 15 seconds or so. Is this normal ?

    Land End


    Very normal. This usually occurs when doing intensive tasks. The back of the iMac acts like a large heat sink to dissipate heat. Mine gets very hot at times as well.
  • nachdenki Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)
    consider that on an imac, the components are on very small space, it's nothing like a normal desktop computer.

    it's normal if your imac gets hot. if you monitor it, google for "istat pro" and install it (it's free). but I have to ask one question: are you talking about the back or the front of your imac? because the front (the actual display) can get warm, but shouldn't get hot, at least mine doesn't. the back on the other hand can get really hot