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This site will help collect and show the temperatures of Apple Macintosh computers using the new processors by Intel. All new computers that haven't faced the trail of time will have problems and issues that can make users mad and furious. As with the new MacBook Pro machines where were, and still are, problems with heat dissipation. After scouting forums and help sites for information about what temperatures I can expect on a new MacBook, but that turned out to be harder and more scattered than I first imagined. That's the main motive behind this site and it didn't take too long to setup as I had the base code handy from another site. -

Machine profile

Profile details:
Added by: honglong1976, 2007-06-10
Introduction date: Early 2006 model (2006-02-28)
SKU/order number: MA206LL/A
Base model: Apple Mac mini 1.66 GHz
Serial number: YM705XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: January, 2007, Week 05
Plant: Hon Hai/Foxconn, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: Upgraded to 1.83 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 2.0 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded Seimens 60 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.4.9
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: 1.3f4

Ambient/room temperature: 20 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 58 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 96 °C
Drive temperature: 39 °C

Upgraded to 1.83Mhz Core2Duo. One the plastic lugs broke so i bought some 1inch 4-40 Nylon Screws and Nuts to replace them. The Mac was obviously overheating before as it was 60c idle/95c full load and the fan went upto 5500rpm. Now its only 2600rpm max. If you are in the high 90's your mini is most likely heating too. Where to get the nylon screws? Try this worked great for me.

Ways to cool it down? I may get some rubber feet to raise the mac slightly or try some arctic silver 5.
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