2011 13" definitely louder than 2010 13"!

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  1. shoegal macrumors member

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    I just compared my 2010 model with my brand new 2011. I've seem people stating they believe the new one is louder and I can now say this is definitely the case. It seems the fan is making the noise but definitely louder even when idle. So for anyone considering an upgrade, keep this in mind!
     
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  3. slumpey326 macrumors 6502

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    which 13in model did you get, the i5 or the i7.
     
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    My new i5 is quieter than the 2.4 GHz C2D it replaced . . .
     
  5. Zybermann macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem...

    Mine is the 13.3 I7...
     
  6. Tconroy135 macrumors newbie

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    I have the 13" with the 2620m and under load I can barely hear anything, definitely not enough noise to irritate me.
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    Are you using exclamation points because you have to yell over the noise from the fans?
     
  8. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    For those of you upgrading from the baseline 13" 2010, do you notice either 2011 13" faster in general usage?
     
  9. shoegal thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh no I just like using exclamation points !! See?

    Anyways it's the High end version. Definitely louder and hope it's not a bad fan because I've had some bad luck with MBP's(defective HD defective optical drive :(
     
  10. foulmouthedleon macrumors regular

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    I've got the 2011 baseline 13" and hardly hear a thing. Then again, maybe I'm not accustomed listening for fan noise.
     
  11. AppleGoat macrumors 6502a

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    So I guess it's not any faster in general usage than its predecessor...
     
  12. maverick86 macrumors 6502a

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    From what I have experienced with the base 13", the fan only really kicks in and gets loud when I'm playing games, especially something like SC2. Otherwise I don't hear a thing. The loud fan doesn't really bother me though since I know it's going to happen and I usually have the volume high enough that the fan is drowned out.
     
  13. 4everZero macrumors newbie

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    This is exactly my stance as well.
     
  14. Zybermann macrumors newbie

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    Hmmmm....


    It's very wierd... And it's my first mac, and I just notice that the fan is a kind of loud, eventhrough by mom, noticed me about the fan noise.. I don't know, what the problem is? :confused:
     
  15. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  16. Zybermann macrumors newbie

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    I think there is something wrong with my Macbook. On fully loaded battery, it only can keep online with the battery for 2 hours and 41 minutes? wtf. it's sick this ****.. Am i just unlucky or what?
     
  17. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    Hi-end 13" MBP will run hotter than the baseline 13" ... faster components create more heat, therefore fan needs to work more to keep them cool.
     
  18. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Sounds like the I7 is noiser than the I5. Try taking it to an apple store and see what they say.
     
  19. -Ken- macrumors regular

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    My i7 13" is very quiet and I have to do something quite CPU intensive for the fans to be noticeable
     
  20. Austin13 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe it´s the hdd

    As I have a 2011 i7 MBP and never had a MBP before it´s hard to compare. But with my MBP, I think the hard drive is a bit noisy and not the fan. You can hear it all the time. I think it´s the hdd because it comes from the right corner. And if I´m right the fan is in the middle of the MBP, right?! Does anybody have the same experience?
     
  21. shoegal thread starter macrumors member

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    You might be right! I didn't consider that but I think it's the HDD. fan does sound different. Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  22. Evil Spoonman macrumors 6502

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    Urm, actually it is. Significantly.


    We get that it is louder. The question that has to be asked is WHY is it louder? I presume Apple is using the same fan, so is that fan spinning faster more of the time? Is the machine getting hotter? Or is there something else in there making noise?

    Charting fan speed+temp vs dB under load would be very interesting, if anybody is up to it. For both 2010 and 2011 models. Get some real data here rather than a subjective "it is louder".
     
  23. Austin13 macrumors newbie

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    Data

    When just doing webbrowsing and nothing special on my MBP 13 i7 (2011), my fan is spinning at 2000 rpm and the cpu has a temperature of 43°C. It´s not that much I think...
     
  24. simplydat macrumors member

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    I have the i7 13", this thing sounds like a freaking hair dryer when I play SC2. My 2010 model was whisper quiet, and the sad part is it actually ran better too.
     
  25. Evil Spoonman macrumors 6502

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    Quantify this. What is making the noise? Generally in the past Apple has idled the fans around 2,000RPM and max speed was around 6,000RPM. Is your fan spinning substantially faster than 6,000RPM (6,500 or 7,000?). Is your machine running hotter than the 2010 13"?

    Quantify "running better". That is such a vague statement that it isn't really helpful to anybody, nor does it target any specific subsystem in the computer. I do not understand how the 2011 MBP could "run worse" for a large majority of tasks, seeing as it is much faster.
     

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