Could the large fan make the new G4s very noisy compared with older models ?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by barkmonster, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    looks like we could have a noise issue with the only outlet from that huge beat being the front of the case.
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I was thinking the same thing, especially since its called a turbine fan, not very promising.

    Has anyone seen these machines yet? If so, let us know how they sound.

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  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Compared to my dual G4/800, I bet they're somewhat quieter but I haven't seen them up close yet.

    Compared to the G3/400, I bet they're still noisier.
     
  4. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    i was hoping that with the huge heatsink and rear venting that this puppy was going to be less noisy than the previous g4's.

    certainly apple was aware of the number of complaints about the jet noise of those units.

    guess we'll find out soon enough.

    i'm buying one anyway-if its loud, i'll just have to isolate it...
     
  5. Ifeelbloated macrumors regular

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    Call me a freak but I kind of like the noise of the fan. It's white noise and it's kind of soothing you know? Maybe I should get one of those new-age water bubblers that are shaped like a grotto.
     
  6. barkmonster thread starter macrumors 68020

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  7. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    All the vents on the new powermacs allow more air to come in so that the fan doesn't make that much noise
     

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