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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. -

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Added by: jhale716, 2020-10-23
Introduction date: Late-2012 model (2012-10-23)
SKU/order number: BTO/CTO (Built-To-Order/Configured-To-Order)
Base model: Apple Mac mini Core i7 2.6 GHz
Serial number: C07JLXXXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: April, 2012, Week 17
Plant: Tech Com, Quanta Computer Susidiary, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: Unknown / Unknown

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.60 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 16.0 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded Seagate 1000 GB
OS version: Mac OS X 10.15.7
Boot ROM version:
SMC system version: 2.8f0

Ambient/room temperature: 25 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 0 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 0 °C
Drive temperature: 0 °C

After improving the thermal cooling system:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 85 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 97 °C
Drive temperature: 38 °C

I've always had heat issues with this machine. Running single 1TB SSD (the -1) options not available
Have run duel drive in the past with 4xcase fas as air blower across the case.
These results are standard fan control with everything possible unloaded.
This test looked like it was getting throttled.
Minor case mod. Punch pieces around the lip of the bottom cover to increase available air flow. Seems to help.
Custom fan profile essential if you intend on keeping this sucker cool.
the Quad 4/8 core i7 at 2.6GHz doesn't help with heat generation either.
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