Farchord, on 27 September 2012 - 17:02, said:
Yeah if it's THAT hot at idle, you have a problem on your hands.... either your system has absolutely 0 airflow or the heatsink aint applied correctly, if so I'd take the computer and bring it to a store.
It's an iMac. It's normal for things to run a little bit hotter.
Tyler R., on 27 September 2012 - 16:58, said:
Did you recently install an SSD?
Everything is stock. No modifications whatsoever have been made to the iMac after I unpacked it. Also, the SSD issue wouldn't affect the CPU fan, rather the HDD fan.
Elliott, on 27 September 2012 - 17:06, said:
Maybe your GPU is being taxed by something? The CPU fan cools both, so...
Okay, this is something I can work with. Is there any way of checking what the GPU load is?
jamesyfx, on 27 September 2012 - 17:00, said:
If I leave my iMac on for long periods of time the fans will gradually get faster and faster until they are 100% on, and they will not go back to normal speeds unless I shut down and power back on. Rebooting just keeps them running at full tilt.
It's strange. It's like the driver/sensor controlling it has failed to do it's job properly.
That's EXACTLY what ****es me off. The fans won't slow down once things are cooling off.