iMac G5 Fan Noise

, Oct 14, 2004

Fortunately, I found an explanation for my new iMac’s noise level: I was using the fast user switching support to enable different environments for my wife and I, for some reason her Safari process had gone up to using 100% CPU, and this was not reported in my activity viewer because by default it only shows the current user’s processes.

So: If the box really has a lot to do, the fans kick in and they are pretty loud. Running at normal load, it’s still louder than the Cube, but you’ve got to have a really quiet environment to notice it.

On November 5, 2004 7:54 PM, Arc said:

Don’t be so sure. There are almost 500 posts concerning noisy G5 imacs right now over on Apple’s discussion area.