1st Gen MBA Owners Rejoice!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by italiansauce88, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. italiansauce88 macrumors newbie

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    Finally, the 1st Generation MBA is healed.... I just updated with the H.264 Quicktime support, rebooted, and now I haven't heard my fan rev up. After watching an 8 minute youtube video, I think it's safe to say the gen. 1 is a lot sweeter.
     
  2. nintendude macrumors 6502

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    I thought that the update was meant to improve Quicktime in iChat......
     
  3. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, nice nicknames :p

    I would not love to have some Italian sauce on my nintendo :D
     
  4. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Must only be your machine.

    EDITL: Hmmm watching hulu and temps seem lower than normal at 68*
     
  5. mykoljay macrumors member

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    Is that Celsius or Fahrenheit? What temp would you consider too high?

    Checking for updates now, thanks!
     
  6. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Thats why I bought the Rev B, my first one was crap this is sweet no heat, no fans, no core issues ahhhhhhhhh
     
  7. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Celcius. Using coolbook that cured my core from shutting down, however, I can't really remember what my temps were like before the update. I did watch a full 21 minute episode on hulu and the average temp was around 68 celius. I've watched netflix streamed movies and the temps usually go around 81. I'll test today and see.
     
  8. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    OMG! :eek:

    Watching netflix streamed, by average temps are 68-70 degrees celcius w/coolbook and the new quicktime/ichat update.

    Before it used to be 80 degrees celcius!:D

    Attached is the screen shot!!!
     

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  9. buckawheat macrumors member

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    This update is amazing

    I ran a test a week ago on my air to see if I would get core shutdown. I watched the third presidential debate on Youtube - Results were no core shutdown, but I had temps between 85 and 91 C. The fan was going between 4000 and 6200.

    After applying the software update for Quicktime H264, I am now sitting at 65C with the fan running at 2650 under the same test, it has not revved up once. The outside of the air is much cooler under the keyboard as well.

    I never really had 'jumpy' video on youtube, but had the occasional lag. Have not seen this lag since running the update. This seems to have fixed the flash issues.
     
  10. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Ok cool so I guess something changed for the better. I wonder if I get a core shutdown if I took of the coolbook. :D
     
  11. hooper2 macrumors member

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    How about HD trailers/DVD rips and iTunes movies?
     
  12. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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  13. buckawheat macrumors member

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    oops

    So the fix worked for me - initially, then i upgraded to flash 10 - now the fan is running all over the place again.

    I am going to have to do a system restore from time machine and re-apply the h264 update.

    Encoding movies - I don't on my air, I have a 3.06 imac for that - sorry I can't provide more info.
     
  14. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I tested the video and the temperature was 68* C. Shifts between 67* to 69*. I upgraded to flash 10 a few days ago before the ichat/quicktime update.
     
  15. ant043 macrumors regular

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    well guys

    Just out of interest, will my rev a hdd version air be able to handle snow leopard when it comes out. Any opinions ? Thanks
     
  16. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Why would a H.264 Quicktime update improve flash video support?
     
  17. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    I have no clue.
     
  18. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Does the video stutter?

    Thanks :)
     
  19. italiansauce88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have coolbook, and Flash 10, and the H.264 update. Now, I can watch youtube videos maybe 20min THEN the fan will kick up. Same thing with ichat video. I can video chat for about 15-20min, then the fan will kick up to 6200rpm. Before, the threshold for both tests was about 3-4 minutes.

    So this is not a complete fix, but it really helps.
     
  20. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    At least it helps a little.
     
  21. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Youtube and others encode most/all of there videos in H.264.
     
  22. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    No but that issue was solved with coolbook.
     
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