A Cool Ending....

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wpwj40e, May 22, 2006.

  1. wpwj40e macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    I posted a few days ago that we had to return my son's MacBook because it was very hot. (You could not handle/touch the bottom) A trip Friday to the Apple store ended in a refund...

    This weekend one of his graduating friends was over and brought his 2.0 white MacBook over. He was pretty unenthused about it because he games and this was gonna be his sole rig going off to college. (He received as a grad present from his grandparents). The two boys played with it all day Sunday and I have to say this ran 1000% cooler than the one we returned. Yea...it got a little warm...but certainly was not in the scarring furniture category that the one we returned was. Ran coreduo temp on it and it never exceeded 67 - even when playing video (HD trailers etc).

    My sons friend was bemoaning the lack of a dedicated graphics card and my son asked if we could buy this one off of his friend. That way he could use the $$$ towards a MBP. (My son has a dedicated souped up windows gaming rig and just wanted a laptop for school). A couple of phone calls to parents/grandparents later and two happy teens emerged. One with a new MacBook - that ran cool...and another teen with a good portion of the funds for what he wanted...a MBP.

    It does appear that there are MacBooks out there that run way too hot (our first one) and ones that are fine. My son ran everything he could throw at it - installed XP and all his software, tunes etc and while not the "coldest" running laptop around...very comfortable. He loves his new MacBook - did not have to wait until August (we were gonna wait and see if Apple fixed the issues)and the machine does everything he wants it to do.

    Ordered some Ram for him today - even with 512 - this is a really nice machine. Not as fast as my intel iMac but pretty close and with 2GB ram - ought to be darn close.

    A cool ending to what was an unhappy start last week:)

    Edit...Fixed the ram:)
  2. -M7- macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2006
    good to hear that. looking forward to my black one with less horror now...
    2Mb of Ram seems a bit under sized :rolleyes:
  3. wpwj40e thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    Know what its like when you are trying to decide to order. Went through quite a bit with my iMac - and now they are pretty much fine.

    Felt I needed to let folks know that clearly there are HOT MB's, Warm MB's and COOL MB's...If you get one of the hot ones - return it.

    Other than temp - both playd with out any weird sounds. Could be we are used to noisy PC's. Buthis MB is as quiet as my iMac - except fot he superdrive - its a noisy beast - on both machines!
  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    People need to start realizing that these are REV A machines, of course they are going to have problems, such as the heat problem. This is in general, I'm not bashing you individually. It's another reason I haven't jumped on the Intel Bandwagon, I'm waiting for the hardware to run cooler/better.

    Happy ending to your story, very rare...
  5. techster82 macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2006
    There is no reason that these machines should have such a problem with heat. The coreduo is not a hot running chip and other manufacturers are not having the problem that Apple seems to have. Has their quality control gone to the crapper?

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