PowerPC :: IMac G5 Running SUPER Hot - How To Cool Down

Feb 17, 2010

I'm not sure what the issue is, but my 20" iMac G5 PowerPC is running so hot and smelling very "electrical".

I took the case off the back of it, and it seems where the G5 metal portion (not sure what it's called) is the source of all the heat. I can't really put my finger on it for more than a couple seconds because it's so hot.

Some recent things I've done was lube the fan, and replaced the RAM. I got the RAM per the Crucial ram identifier program that runs on the computer and lets you know which type to purchase.

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IMac :: New 20" Running Hot / How To Make It Cool

Sep 5, 2007

i got a new imac a few weeks ago. it seems like it runs hot to the touch. here are the temp readings i am getting from istat pro

cpu a 115 deg.
gpu 137 deg.
gpu diode 139
gpu heatsink 137
ambient 83
memory control 121
hd bay 1 128
optical drive 113

are these about normal temps that everyone has?

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PowerPC :: 3GB Ram Is Running Super Slow And Memory Usage Is Almost Maxed?

Apr 27, 2008

I recently bought a Power Mac G5 with 3 20" cinema displays, each with their own video card. I've since stopped using one and it sped up some. But even with the most simple tasks, it is hella slow and freezes sometimes. If I just have Firefox and iTunes open, it runs slow and the fans kick in overdrive. The main video card is an ATI Radeon x800 with 256 RAM and the other is a 9200 with 128 RAM. how to free up my RAM and speed it up?

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Sep 14, 2009

I just bought my new IMac on friday. Worked great for a day and then I had a problem. The fan came on really loud for about a good 10 secs and the screen turned off. I hit the power button and the screen came back on quickly like it had went to sleep. However, the fan came right back on very loud and the screen went black. I did this a couple times until I just let it shut down for an hour because I thought it overheated.

The next time I turned it on it worked fine for about 3 hours and suddenly the fan came on super loud. This time the screen didn't shut off and I was able to continue but it was abnormally loud. This morning I turned it on again and within a minute the fan came on AGAIN. I have to mention that I'm not using any intensive application or anything. The last time I think I only had safari up. Also, this is my first mac and it's not looking promising...

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May 5, 2012

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Jan 27, 2007

Post your favorite G5 & Mac Pro Accessories! I just came across this!


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Jun 16, 2012

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Anyway, last few days I thought the internet/Safari was running kind of slow. Pages would load, I'd get stuff done, but I just thought it was being glitchy. Then last night, my Mac would all out freeze. Rebooting took at least 5 minutes, and it doesn't matter what I try to use (chrome, firefox, safari), pages just won't load at all or freeze if I am able to make it to Google/Facebook/etc. Now the computer just sits at the blue screen part of the startup, and I had to just finally hard shutdown since I am not getting anywhere to even run a virus scan.


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Sep 15, 2010

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Feb 4, 2008

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IMac :: Highest Temprature / How To Cool It

Oct 9, 2009

My fans have been really loud lately and that got me worried so I downloaded iStat and my temperatures are as follows

HD: 48
CPU: 41
CPU Heatskin: 42
Airport Card: 43 (But it was at one point 60!)
Ambient: 24
GPU: 54
GPU Diode: 55
GPU Heatskin: 53.

I have an iMac 2.4 GHz Core 2, couldn't tell you the size of the screen but if thats needed. I'll find out.

Please let me know if I should take this in to the Genuises and see if my fans need replacement, or something the numbers aren't very high right now, but they do tend to get higher, like HD could get up to 50 at times.

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PowerPC :: Super Hot Powerbook

May 10, 2007

Lately my powerbook (12") seems UNBEARABLY hot. I use it on my chest/stomach while laying down. While I realize this is probably not ideal for the fan, it has never been this hot before. It is so hot I am breaking out in a sweat, and my small room becomes stifling (due to the door being closed with this heat source). I did send back my battery in the recall, but its not the battery side that is hot. Actually, its probably the coolest area. The hottest is the left side/top left. It seems to only get this hot while using the adapter. When it's running off the battery, it is only a bit warm (as expected). Does this mean my adapter is probably messed up in some way?

and FWIW, my dashboard CPU heat has it at 62C or 144F

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Oct 22, 2009

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I have always liked the iMac G4 since i was a little kid and thought that the computer in the commercial looked cool. I wanted to get one for my birthday but my dad thinks that since it is like 5 years old it would not be capable of performing the tasks i do every day, like watching videos and listening to music on iTunes, watching YouTube videos, going on facebook; twitter; and other Adobe Flash and Java based websites. Does anybody who owns a mac know if it plays videos well, if it supports modern Adobe and Java players, and if it is generally a fast computer?

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It shows on my monitor and I rename the disc (i.e. Backup 1).  I drag the files to the disc folder.  Then I eject the disc.  When I re-insert the disk it shows blank disk.  However the original renamed folder still shows on the monitor with the files and they can be moved to other folders. 

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Aug 26, 2010

I just want to let you know that I am really thankful for your help.

This is a 3-year old iMac version 10.4.11
I upgraded Safari as recommended a few days ago, and since then, Safari has not worked at all. At the same time, I was warned that my startup disk was full. Following the advice from some other mac help sites, I cleared the copies of my iTunes library to free space. I now have 6.72 Gigs of free space on my hard drive, but my computer is still running super slow. Just about every other thing I click on in Firefox gives me the rainbow wheel.
I ran Techtools and everything passed but the Directory Scan and Volume Structure.

As soon as a friend can loan me a hard drive, I was planning on backing up everything and re-installing. Is this the best thing to do, or is there something else to try first?

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Jan 7, 2010

My friend gave me his old Apple cube G4 + 15" Cinema display in like 1000 pieces. Its completely teared apart. I tried a lot, but it doesn't work. The original IDE cable wasn't included, so I bought one for 2 cents. It should work or not? Maybe the powersupply. I'm not sure. I don't believe actually that the hardware itself, like the motherboard is broken. When everything is into place and I connect the cube to the powersupply it boots immediately. I don't have to do anything. Harddrive spins and the superdrive makes some noise as well. This repeats itself every 5 seconds. The screen is connected and gets power through DVI, but no display. Both the cube and display have touch enabled buttons to switch it on, but they do not respond (I guess).. Motherboard gives 2 light. DS1 is green, DS2 is red.

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I have a Macbook running Leopard and an iMac running Tiger. I am looking to upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard and Tiger to Leopard. If I were to purchase Snow Leopard and install it on the Macbook, would I then be able to use the copy of Leopard that came with the Macbook on the iMac? I am not trying to use 2 copies of the same thing on different machines, I just want to put a new os on one machine and move the existing one to another.I am reluctant to purchase the Mac Box Set version of Snow Leopard for the iMac because I do not want or need iLife and iWork.

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PowerPC :: Running A VPN With An Old B&W G3?

Sep 14, 2009

a few years ago my friend gave me an old B&W G3 that was used in schools. It's got a 300MHz G3 and 256 megs of ram, and some DB15 ATI card. It currently sits in a storage room in the basement gathering dust.

I'm wondering, if I install OS X Panther (or maybe Jaguar if it'd run better), if I'll be able to host a VPN for my brother who's in China trying to get around the internet blocks there. The tunneling program he uses there is really slow.

On a side note, would it be worth upgrading the ram/CPU to do this? I probably wouldn't want to spend what it'd cost to upgrade the CPU for such an old computer, though.

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