MAC Owners forum: My iMAC runs hot!!!

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Imagegordo
Jun 7, 2010 7:58 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
...is a common observation of first time iMAC owners.
The all-in-one design of the iMAC means the guts of your computer are located behind the screen area. The heat generated by the system is drawn away from it by the metal back panel and dispersed into the air. Ordinarily, this takes place in your computer base, well away from you (on the floor or desktop).

It's meant to be hot. It can't help being hot. Its doing it's job.

I know. It irks the heck of you. It seems hot enough to fry an egg. Not really, but you can do something simple to keep things a little cooler. I purchased a small circulating fan for $10.00 at Walgreen's and have it placed behind the computer. It works beautifully and keeps the back of the unit cool.

Interior and exterior temps have dropped significantly, and I'm computing away with confidence.

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JoAnn
Aug 10, 2010 8:24 AM CST
Name: Jo-Ann
Zone 9, New Orleans, LA
Thanks for this info. I'm a new iMAC user (about 4 months now) and I was wondering about my hot iMAC. I'm going to get a small fan today & give it a try.
Imagegordo
Aug 10, 2010 2:08 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
Works great! How do you like the iMac? I know it takes some getting used to if you've been using Windows. I love it.
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JoAnn
Aug 10, 2010 3:30 PM CST
Name: Jo-Ann
Zone 9, New Orleans, LA
So far, so good. I love the small size of the unit & the screen. I also like it's quick startup & shut down. I'm still getting accustomed to the differences between PC & iMac. Simple things, like menus fixed at the top of the screen & closing programs on the left instead of right. I think after a while, I'll be totally in love.
Imagegordo
Aug 11, 2010 12:40 AM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
I think so too. Believe it or not, there are a lot of free, open source programs you can download for making art, music, business presentations, web design...all kinds of things.
If you're looking for a specific kind of program and don't want to spend extra money, let me know. Maybe I know of just the perfect program for you.

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JoAnn
Aug 11, 2010 4:56 AM CST
Name: Jo-Ann
Zone 9, New Orleans, LA
Thanks for the info. I'm just a simple user - mostly email & web browsing. Since I retired (lucky me!!), I've left all the business stuff behind me. The only presentations I do now are for my Master Gardeners group.
Imagegordo
Aug 12, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Name: Liz
Florida
If you need a nice, free photo program, try GIMP! It will come in handy for your presentation.
It has many of the features that Photoshop has, but its free!

Here's the link: http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
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