3.2 just arrived - amazingly quiet

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  1. oogje macrumors regular

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    I just got my machine and fired it up. I can't believe how quiet it is compared to my dual 2GHz G5. It's so serene in my apartment now.

    I hope OWC ships the memory today as expected.
     
  2. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    It's a beautful thing to behold, isn't it?

    Enjoy the honeymoon period with your new top of the line MP.
     
  3. elcid macrumors 6502

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    It came out a week ago, how long do you expect the honeymoon to last?
     
  4. TBi macrumors 68030

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    About 2 days :D
     
  5. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    Sounds good. Keep us posted with updates on how good it is :)
     
  6. oogje thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess the honeymoon will be over when I stop admiring it and start taking it for granted.
     
  7. GregPacker macrumors member

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    I remember that when the dual G5 came out everyone said the same thing - "whisper quiet", "can hardly tell if it is on". Now everyone seems to be saying their G5s were actually too noisy. Perhaps they just got louder over time as they clogged up with dust. The base ATI card in the new mac pro has a cooling fan, presumably you can hear that fan if the card is busy?
    I'm picking mine up after MacWorld in case there are new displays announced, but I'm curious about whether the ATI card is quieter than the nvidia.
     
  8. macenforcer macrumors 65816

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    My thought exactly.
     
  9. benpatient macrumors 68000

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    actually, the G5s were very, very quiet compared to the mirror door G4s before them. Those things literally sound like a jet taking off. The worst part was that they would get louder and softer without any correlation to the amount of work they were doing. My wife had one in her office, and it was the worst thing to try and have a phone conversation and have to wait for your computer's fans to slow down for a minute so you could hear...

    I've never experienced a louder computer that wasn't broken.

    The Mac Pros are quieter than the G5s with one exception: The optical drive is LOUD. If there is a disc in the drive, it's as loud as a mirror-door G4. If I want to watch a DVD, I have to rip it, because I can't hear the sound over the spinning of the disc.

    The rest of the time, it's silent, though.

    I guess that's because I only have the 7300. I hear the 1900s at the apple store, and I'm actually glad I don't have one. Good to hear that the 8800 is quiet. Bad to hear that it isn't compatible with 2-week-old mac pros...

    but that's a different thread.
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    Can you please give us the make and model of the optical drive ?
     
  11. benpatient macrumors 68000

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  12. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Unless Apple has done a deal with a new supplier expect the DISMAL (sic) Optiarc AD-7170A.
     
  13. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Are they know to be loud?
     
  14. newtech macrumors 6502

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    Optiarc AD-7170A, known to be of a fecal nature.
     
  15. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    The Sony/NEC DW-D150A drives that came with my Mac Pro are quiet while playing a DVD, but because they're an Apple OEM dvd drive, the drive firmware is riplock-enabled, rendering them inconvenient for ripping DVD's.

    I swapped out the lower Sony for a non-Apple OEM Pioneer DVR-112D, whose exclusive purpose is to rip DVD's, which it does in a fraction of the time.
     
  16. Roy macrumors 6502

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    Where did you hear that? No Mac Pros have shipped yet with the 8800 card. (3 to 5 week wait)
     
  17. oogje thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine came with Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-112Ds.
     

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