My new macbook is really quiet...is this ok?

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  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

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    Long story but my first one that I originally bought was declared DOA and among other issues the fans always seem to be on and the whole unit was REALLY noisy. Now the replacement is REALLY quiet and the fans hardly ever come on. I downloaded the new fan widget and it showed only one fan when I was surfing the net. Is this normal?
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Yup, don't worry about it. Be glad you have a nice quiet machine.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Haha, I love it. People panic and report problems when their fans are always on, and then panic and report problems when their machines are unexpectedly quiet.

    Don't worry, as long as your temperatures aren't skyrocketing it's working as intended. Welcome to the world of blissful portable silence. :cool:
     
  4. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do I check my temp. with istat?
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    that's because macbooks only have one fan. Be glad your machine is quiet. :)
     
  6. amycishere thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Only one ok. I was confused because the widget shows three on the website.

    Can anyone tell me what are the normal temps I should look for?
     
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  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    mine is a core duo model, and it usually runs 45-50 degree Celsius range. Obviously, that goes higher if I'm doing video or playing a game or something.
     
  9. filmamigo macrumors member

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    When I first switched from PC to Mac, I was unnerved by the silence of my iBook (a G3 700). I was used to Franken-PCs with big fans that sounded like a jet turbine. My PC laptops whined and whirred like a little missile. The iBook was quiet as a stone.

    My iMac G5, which has much more cooling to do, is similarly silent. I have to really punish it to get the fans to spin up, and even then it's quieter than my Franken-PCs ever where. PC-using family and friends are confused by the iMac -- "it's so quiet -- are you sure it's still on?" and "where's the computer part?" :D
     
  10. Willis macrumors 68020

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    I have MSN, Safari and iTunes open and my tenps are whats shown in the picture. (on the Macbook)
     

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  12. Digidesign macrumors 6502

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    Bad advice.

    Grab Temperature Monitor and install it to keep an eye on your temperature. As for the one fan, that's normal - the macbook only has one main cooling fan.
     
  13. netdog macrumors 603

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    I can't believe someone took my post seriously....and only moments after I posted it.

    Who on earth would take a MB back because it was too quiet? I thought people would understand that. Oh well.
     
  14. macjay macrumors 6502

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    Which model is the replacement?
     
  15. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    silence is normal. My core duo laptop is silent fan wise..now I wish i could say the same thing about the replacement hard drive(a seagate momentus 5400rpm 80gb) apple put in after my first drive(a toshiba) failed.
     
  16. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    lol

    call applecare, or send an Email to Sjobs

    :p
     
  17. osiris24x macrumors member

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    They're supposed to be quiet. I have a MacBook and MacBook Pro and both of them run dead silent unless I really start doing something intensive.
     
  18. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe its hunting rabbits?

    Yeah, just check the temp. We all know a guy who mentioned how quiet his computer was and it turned out his internal fan had gotten stuck and two weeks later his motherboard was burning like a freebasin' Richard Pryor. You don't want to be that guy.
     
  19. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Well at least, thanks to this thread, i found out about iStat. A cool little widget :D
     
  20. Bob Jovi macrumors regular

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    mine got up to 74 a couple of days ago, although I was doing some video stuff on my lap.

    once I took it off it dropped pretty fast though. what sort of temp should it really never go higher than?
     
  21. TBi macrumors 68030

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    About 80C or so. Well it can probably go higher for the core but the heat also causes damage to other parts of the machine.
     
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    I'd call AppleCare. I'm sure they're bored and would love to hear your issue.
     
  24. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    After 10.4.9 I'm sure things aren't so quite! ;)
     
  25. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    My last one 4 weeks ago always ran at 1799 RPMS my week 19 book was dead silent, but had heating isssues..
     

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