White Nvidia MacBook heat/fans?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DewGuy1999, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    The previous gen white MacBooks with the Intel GMAs had 3 negatives that were commonly mentioned by owners, being that the case cracks, they run hot and that the fans are always on/noisy. The case cracking I'd deal with if it happens, but before buying one I'd really like to know if the new white Nvidia MacBooks still have the issues with running hot and the fans being on all the time and being noisy? Can anyone who has owned both comment? Thanks.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
    I have a refurb white macbook, previous gen to the ones that have just been updated. It runs at about 40-50 degrees centigrade whilst surfing/emailing etc. and only really heats up when watching videos online (watching HD in iTunes doesn't seem to tax it any way as much). The fan only kicks in once it reaches 70 degrees centigrade, so I very rarely hear it. I should imagine the improved graphics chip in the new ones can only improve this situation.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
  4. macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2008
    i believe the new one should run cooler when watching movies thanks to the nvidia card.
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    Cambridge, uk

    Mines nice and quiet and i've not noticed it get over 50C yet!;)

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