MB C2D Performance and Problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Romulus, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Romulus macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2006
    Please, state

    1) your configuration
    2) initial performance impressions
    3) native program speed and Rosetta speed
    4) cpu temperature if you know it, otherway give us an idea compared to your previous computer
    5) fan and noise problems
    6) case design problems
    7) other thoughts
  2. Romulus thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2006
    My impressions so far:

  3. clicq macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2006
    1) Configuration: MB C2D White 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 80GB HD, superdrive
    2) Performance: OS feels really snappy and I could play a 1080p trailer with a max of 70% cpu utilization, average about 50% (from my rough guess).
    3) Native program speed: very fast, haven't tried any rosetta programs yet
    4) cpu temp: i've maxed it out at 83C before the fans kicked in at high RPM to bring it down. Normally idles around 52C or so when just surfing the web. Playing the 1080p trailer several times maxed the temperature at about 72C.
    5) fan/noise: fans are inaudible up to the low 2000rpm, very quiet up until about 3000rpm, noticeable around 4000rpm, and loud at maximum (~6200rpm). Up to about 3500rpm, I can't hear the fan about the desktop PCs in my office. Even at 6200rpm, while I can hear it, it doesn't sound too obtrusive -- the projector I use for presentations would drown it out. It sounds similar to a CD drive spinning. Bottom of laptop only gets warm.
    6) Case design problems: none so far
    7) Other thoughts: My backlight is a bit uneven in the lower right corner of the screen.

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