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1.6 & 1.8 G5's should be quieter then dual 2ghz

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by adamfilip, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    im just making an assumption that the 1.6ghz and 1.8ghz G5's should be even quieter then the dual 2ghz.. since it has 2 less fans?

    am i right?

    also is the 1.8 worth the extra over the 1.6..

    i dont think ill even use pic-x.. 4 dimm slots seems like more then enough.. for me..
  2. macrumors 601


    Well the g5 cooling system is based on heat sensors and automatically adjusting fans, and since two processors produce more heat than one, with an equal number of fans it would be louder.

    It is possible that having 2 extra fans allows the fans to run slower thus making the machine quieter, but it would be my guess that the dual processor machine is louder.
  3. macrumors 65816


    quiter = yes

    I would go for the 1.8 myself. If you are going to keep the machine for 3-5 years, the extra expandability and proc/bus speed will probably be needed.
  4. macrumors regular

    i dont care about sound or volume- im going for the 2ghz:D
  5. macrumors Penryn


    I'd also assume that the dual 2.0GHz G5 is louder because it requires the fans to cool them more frequently.

    You may as well go for the 1.8GHz G5 if you're already going to be paying that much money. I hate how there's not a dual 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz for the prices they're at now (or a bit higher, say at $2400 and $2700), and a cheaper single 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz G5 option. I think the 2.0GHz is really the best deal since it gives you soooo much more computer for an additional $600 over the price of a single 1.8GHz, but go for the one you can afford.
  6. macrumors regular

    Where have people heard that the 1.6 and 1.8 have 2 less fans?
  7. macrumors 6502a


    thought i saw it in the technical pdf..
  8. acj
    macrumors 6502

    4 fans for one CPU seems excessive. I just assumed it, looking at the diagrams and all.

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