iMac Merom"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 2ms, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    Does the iMac definately use the Merom? If so, though somewhat understandable for the slim case, it is still a disappointment because the bus is so much narrower than the one on Conroe.

    The reason I find it a little hard to believe that they needed to go with Merom is that the iMac used to have G5 which I thought ran substantially hotter than the Conroe even.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yes, the iMac definitely uses the "Merom" version of the Core 2 Duo processor. You can tell from the clock and FSB speeds.

    They probably put it in because, whilst the G5 did fit in the iMac's case, it still created a lot of heat which required larger fans running more often = more noise. Conroe may be a little cooler but using Merom guaranteed an almost silent computer with much less power drain than using Conroe.
     
  3. 2ms thread starter macrumors 6502

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    dammit my 2.16Ghz C2D is not quiet at all. I wonder if the fan in back (center back of screen) could have defect bearings or something. When I cover the opening a little bit the computer goes silent so Im guessing that the noise is from that fan. I would describe it as the sound of an old hard drive -- not moving air sound, not the sound of hd head moving around, but the sound of platter spinning in HD back in the day when they were a lot louder.
     

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