CPU Stress Test...

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  1. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    I'm a PC: My family is full of Macs...

    My mother's computer is clearly overheating. She has a G5 with OSX installed. I want to run a few stress tests on it when I'm done fixing what seems to be the problem. I use Prime95 with my PC's, but I have no clue what to use on a MAC. Any ideas?
     
  2. DouggieJ

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    G5s do run hot, one of the reasons Apple switched to Intel.

    What is the real problem? I doubt much could be done about it, maybe cleaning fans and/or vents?
     
  3. TheWeasel

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    There's a reason that the G5s have 20 some odd fans and 20 some odd sensors to control them all. They run very hot. Don't worry about it.
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

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    Yep, my dual 2.7 G5 runs pretty hot, but it isn't anything to be concerned about.

    Depending on the symptoms and model she has, it could be entitled to a fix by Apple. Mine was sleeping when something would require higher processing power and the problem was a faulty cooling supply. It only affects certain models before a certain time frame. Just to be safe, they replaced the cooling supply, the motherboard, the processors and the case...all for free.
     

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