Are Intel iMacs louder than G5 iMacs?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ceruleanventure, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. ceruleanventure macrumors regular

    ceruleanventure

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    This is a odd question, but are Intel macs louder than previous macs? I just recieved an Intel iMac as a replacement for my dead iMac G5 and both myself and my family has noticed a loud sound (Sounds like a needle playing on an old record player) which is coming from the iMac. My first iMac was very quiet, however when I start using the new iMac this odd sound keeps happening. Is this normal? I am just worried that this scratching sound might by evidence of something breaking down. Also the sound is a lot louder when under Windows XP. Thanks for the help! :eek:


    PS: the sound is loud enough to be picked up on the internal microphone, however I don't know how to link the file to Macrumors. :confused:
     
  2. furious macrumors 65816

    furious

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    it could be a broken internal speaker

    call apple
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    That's not normal. My Intel is MUCH quieter than my old G5 (it's almost silent, whereas I got the nickname "Air Force One" when playing games online on my G5 due to the mic picking up the fan noise).
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed. The Intel iMac should be silent - well, virtually so. I cannot hear mine from more than a few inches away.
     
  5. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502

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    I'm on my Intel iMac right now and can't hear a thing. I love this machine!
     

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