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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Never Overheats Reply with quote

I have a 2011 Mac Mini I am puzzled why it never gets hot at all? I had MBP and Airs which really got hot. I live in a warm climate also. Thanks Marv
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting hot and overheating are two different things. Are you wondering why your mini doesn't shut down due to overheating? Which 2011 mini do you have?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Hot Reply with quote

ez061111 wrote:
Getting hot and overheating are two different things. Are you wondering why your mini doesn't shut down due to overheating? Which 2011 mini do you have?
Sorry I meant getting hot. I have the 2011 Mac mini with 500 hd and 2.3 and 2 gigs of memory.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has to do with the fact the mini has a smaller nanometer processor so it doesnt generate heat like the regular nanometer version that ibm computers use
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Hot Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
it has to do with the fact the mini has a smaller nanometer processor so it doesnt generate heat like the regular nanometer version that ibm computers use
So the processor is the key factor why it never gets hot.Thanks Incidentally explain in laymen's terms about what is a nanometer?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is referring to the size of the paths and devices in the design of the CPU. The smaller they are the less heat generated.

Otherwise, what are you doing to try and get it hot?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Hot Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
He is referring to the size of the paths and devices in the design of the CPU. The smaller they are the less heat generated.

Otherwise, what are you doing to try and get it hot?

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Nothing really I have it on 5 hours in the am and also 5 hours in the pm that is all.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: Never Overheats Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
I have a 2011 Mac Mini I am puzzled why it never gets hot at all? I had MBP and Airs which really got hot. I live in a warm climate also. Thanks Marv


Get a utility like temperature monitor
http://www.bresink.com/osx/TemperatureMonitor.html

It will tell you the on chip temperature , hdd and motherboard temperature.

The on chip temp will tell you how effective is your cooling. It should be be below 55 degrees F.

If you want to see your Mini get hot do the following
1)Run an antivirus scan like Sophos or ClamAV and at the same time
2)Run a graphics benchmark like Unigine Heaven and turn on ALL the eye candy
http://unigine.com/products/heaven/download/
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: Never Overheats Reply with quote

b0bb wrote:
Get a utility like temperature monitor
http://www.bresink.com/osx/TemperatureMonitor.html

+1.

That's a good one. I also like iStat Menus for monitoring temps and everything else.

http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Never Overheats Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
b0bb wrote:
Get a utility like temperature monitor
http://www.bresink.com/osx/TemperatureMonitor.html

+1.

That's a good one. I also like iStat Menus for monitoring temps and everything else.

http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/
I use i stat also it is a good program to monitor what your computer is doing.
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