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Intel Mac Temperature Database


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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

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Added by: Woochifer, 2007-09-08
Introduction date: Late-2006 model (2006-09-06)
SKU/order number: MA589LL
Base model: Apple iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz
Serial number: QP712XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: March, 2007, Week 12
Plant: USA
Whine issue / Moo issue: Unknown / Unknown

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.16 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 2.0 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.4.10
Boot ROM version: IM51.0090.
SMC system version: 1.9f4

Ambient/room temperature: 24 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 44 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 61 °C
Drive temperature: 47 °C

Prior to taking the temperatures at idle, the iMac was running iTunes visualizations that raised the ambient temperature inside the machine to over 90F, and the CPU temp to ~148. CPU fan only went from 900 to 1100 RPM under full load.
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#1 - posted by (12.45.22*.*)2008-07-21 02:21:46
I have the EXACT SAME SPECS and SERIAL number as your machine, with the exception of a 2.33Ghz processor instead of the 2.16Ghz. My temps are identical to yours. I did notice that Intel's thermal specs for both of these processors, apparently can handle a maximum of 200'C, which I think would melt the motherboard before it destroyed the processor. Maybe these systems are actually supposed to run at these higher temperatures that we are traditionally used to. I guess time will tell.

#2 - posted by (12.45.22*.*)2008-07-21 02:39:11
CORRECTION. Intel's Thermal Specs for both of these processors, apparently can handle a maximum of &quot;100'C&quot; (NOT 200'C).