macbook pro 2011

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by claudieleblanc, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    hey! i hope i'm posting at the right place, i'm just trying to find advice.

    i just bought a macbook pro, i have it since 7 days and i would like to know, before my 14 days to return it end, if it is normal for it to make noise?

    i'm no computer pro, but the fans make a constant noise even when i'm only browsing the web. my temps are normal, they stay around 50c and the fans 2000rpm. And i know it is normal for the fans to make noise but if i compare it to the computer i had before, who made noise only when i downloaded something, it makes way lot more noise.

    and, another thing, netflix works 1 on 5 times when i try to load the page. is it my web browser or is it something else?

  2. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    FYI - You posted in the Mac Pro Forum - which is the desktop. You want MacBook Pro Forum

    Download iStat Pro its a widget - it will tell you your fan speed and report back to us. It may need to be checked out. Did you order online? Locally? Close drive back to store?

    Let us know
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    sorry for posting at the wrong place! i can't find the macbook pro forum..

    i bought it in a local store.

    i already have istat and it tells me my CPU temp is at 35 celsius right now and my fans are at 2003 rpm and 2001 rpm.
    I think it is normal?
    i just want to know if normally, the fans make a constant noise? or is it just supposed to do that when doing something that is demanding?
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    Temp Normal - Fan Speed Normal - Which size MBP? Hear the fans when it is silent in room? when your face is near MBP? when there is other noise you still hear it?

    MacBook Pro Forum is here -

    If you think there is any problem take it back before 15 days.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2012
    thank your for the link.

    it's a 15inch one. And, i hear it in a silent room, yes, but i don't put my ear right next to it. And i don't hear it if i'm listening to music for example or when the tv is on.

    Anyways, i love the MBP so far, it's all i expect and more, except for that tiny detail i'm maybe focusing on too much. But if you tell me it is totally normal, i won't bother to return it and buy a new one, cause everything is installed on it and all my data is in.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Nov 3, 2011
    Sounds normal. I have the early 15 also, it makes a little noise (in my estimation). I think what you are explaining is normal. Its just hard to tell how loud it is without hearing it. :) You do have the 1 year warranty provided with the machine.
  7. macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Are you sure it isn't the Hard Drive you are hearing? Did you get a 7200RPM drive or some 5400RPM models as well? They have a whirr sound that is not the normal seek crunch you hear. It is constant. I only really noticed after upgrading to SSD. Super quiet. Fans always idle at 2000RPM and peak at 6000RPM, fyi.

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