2.66 significantly cooler than 2.53? (15" MBP)

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  1. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I'm considering getting a 15" MBP, but am trying to decide if it's worth the little extra to get the 2.66 over the 2.53. I have been comparing the differences and I found out that the 2.53 only has 1 fan, whereas the 2.66 has 2.

    If both are using the 9400m, would the 2.66 run significantly cooler? If so by how much do you think? Would it be better in the long run for the computer? Thanks.
     
  2. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    I am not sure where you got that the 2.53 only has 1 fan...
    All 15 inch MBPs have 2 cooling fans, or I should say all of them that I have taken apart. The 13 inchers only have 1 fan.
    My 2.4 15 inch MBP has 2 fans, so I am not sure why the 2.53 would only have one...
     
  3. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    The 2.53 is the 13" mbp I believe, whilst the 2.66 is the 15" - the 15inchers have two fans, the 13inchers only have one.


    edit: I'm stupid.
     
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  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    One fan is for the CPU, the other is for the GPU (since the 15" MBP has a discrete GPU).

    Though I am curious about the 15" MBP that only has the 9400M.. does that have two fans? It only really needs one fan.
     
  6. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The current generation 15" 2.53 MBP only has 1 fan.

    Because it lacks a dedicated GPU they only put 1 fan in there....
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    It probably won't be much cooler if anything at all. They both have a fan over the CPU..
     
  8. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    I apologise, yes indeed the 2.53 macbook has only One fan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T161ICl3mDM

    Look @ 1:50.

    Disregard my last post.

    I would think more the merrier. Hence, two fans would be better if you are worried, but then again. There aren't reports of people's 2.53 getting overheated and shutting down
     
  9. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ha, thanks for that. I was trying to find proof to show you guys.

    Anyway, the difference in price between the 2 models is only $100 on the Developer store. I'm wondering if it'll be worth it to spend the extra even though I don't need the dedicated GPU, or slightly faster processor. That's why I was trying to maybe justify the extra cost if the laptop runs cooler. I would think 2 fans = cooler = less stress on the internals = longer computer life maybe?

    I will be using the 9400m 99.9% of the time if I get the 2.66.
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    The 2.66GHz model will have a better re-sale value than the 2.53GHz model.

    It's only $100 - you might as well get the 2.66GHz machine. That way you'll be sorted in case you do decide to play a game etc.
     
  11. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    if it's just a 100$ difference I'll say get it.

    Because that discrete card does help when it comes to working with a 30 or 24 inch monitor it makes things snappier etc.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Really..? :rolleyes:
     
  13. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    not sure if it's a placebo effect for me. but it does make my expose go snapper and stuff :D
     
  14. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks guys.

    Kilamite how do you like the antiglare? I've watched/read reviews, looked at in store etc, and decided I'm going to get the antiglare also.
     
  15. tdgrn macrumors 6502

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    wow, learn something every day, get the dual gpu's, you will like it much more!
     
  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    Far better! So much easier on the eyes - no glass to cause glare and no reflections either.

    I think the silver bezel looks so much nicer too.
     
  17. ravensfan55 macrumors 6502

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    I spent the extra and got the 2.66 since you get a faster CPU, dedicated GPU for when you need it, and bigger hard drive. I've had my MBP for two months, and maybe used the 9600 once or twice.
     
  18. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    My Macbook Pro 15" model came with the 2.53 and it can get quite warm if you play some Yotube videos or start a VOIP with video :(
     
  19. stylinexpat macrumors 6502a

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    Computer runs much hotter when you do you use it and you get shorter battery life. It's fine if the computer is sitting on the desk at home or office but if you are on the road or it is sitting on your lap then you will feel the heat and see that your battery is draining much quicker.
     
  20. yanquis macrumors regular

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    wow, that silver bezel on the matte looks so much better than the black of the glossy. i know its shallow but id probably pay 50 bucks for that alone much less the anti-glare of it.
     

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