It's December 08, our computer is hitting the ten year mark (PIII
) and we're convinced by a Best Buy sales guy that a Mac is for us. Fair enough, we'd been eying them for a while. So, $2200 (CAD) later, we have a nice shiny 24" iMac. No problem. We never shut it off, as it is the home computer and really, who shuts off computers anymore?
Within the last month, we noticed it was becoming slow, so naturally we went through the hard drive clean-ups and background app checks. But nothing seemed to do it.
After a while, we noticed it was hot, really hot. Like HD 62C and PSU 84C. Too hot for my liking, so I did a Google search and, low and behold, these 24" iMacs are notorious for overheating. Great...
Currently I'm using smcFanControl to manually get temps down, but smcFanControl doesn't throttle the fan speed based on temp, just preset numbers, so it's quite loud at the moment.
Now I'm in a pickle, as we still have about six months worth of warranty on a computer that is going to burn itself out, we just don't know when.
A simple update from Apple would be all (I think) to remedy this problem that I know I'm not the only one facing.
What do you think? Should I just burn it out and get a new one? Or should I just keep manually controlling fan speeds and deal with the noise? I'm certainly not holding my breath for an update at this point.