Powerbook fan

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by lazymuoio, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. lazymuoio macrumors member

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    i now that the powerbooks run decently hot but i was wondering how effective and loud the fans are like are they always on but quiet or come on loud for a few seconds and then turn off just wondering because the laptop i have now has the loudest fan on earth
     
  2. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    Just got a 1.33Ghz Powerbook 15". Nice machine!! I am surprised how hot this laptop gets. As for the fans, I dont think its anything noticeable unless you are listening for it. Having said that, I have got used to a quicksilver windtunnel. All in all, I cant see how the fan noise would disturb you. Mine only comes on when I play intensive 3d games. Only had it a couple of weeks though.
     
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I've got the 12-inch one, and its pretty silent, the fans doesn't kick often in either. :)
     
  4. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    my 15in 1.5ghz machine runs pretty hot (especially when rendering in FCP), but I never really hear the fans, unless I put my ear real close to where the fans are located.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Jebus, is that true or what? My Qwoosh it even louder now that I've added a new GPU with a fan, and a dual processor upgrade with a humongous fan. It's like a turbine engine.
     
  6. NCTRNL macrumors regular

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    Yeah, my 15" PB gets pretty warm but I never hear the fans at all.
     
  7. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    ditto for my beautiful 17"!
    Gets hot - but very quiet...

    can only think of one occasion that I actually noticed the fan!

    Great machine - it made me switch and glad I did!
     
  8. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    ditto for my beautiful 17"!
    Gets hot - but very quiet...

    can only think of one occasion that I actually noticed the fan!

    Great machine - it made me switch and glad I did!!
     

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