alu macbook fans

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by michail, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. michail macrumors member

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    Well, I am considering buying the new MacBook or the MacBook Pro. I currently have a whitebook and I would like to ask the alu MacBook users the following question. Is the alu MacBook fans going really laud when you visit web sites with flash videos or when you watch youtube videos. I am asking that because my whitebook is getting laud as hell then I perform the above actions and if the alubook is doing the same I am considering buying the Pro, which is match more quite.
    Thanks a lot for the help in advance.
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Flash which is the type of video your talking about makes all laptop computer fans run loud because it maxes out the CPU.
     
  3. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah.. flash is very CPU intensive, even on my MBP I can see my stat going through the roof for the CPU usage...

    alu macbook will definitely be better than your whitebook.. but the best idea is to go visit an apple store at a quiet (or at least the quietest) hour and run some youtube videos... and put your ears close to it and compare:)
     
  4. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Compared to my older generation MBP, my new alu MB is freakishly quiet when visiting flash sights. Barely a whisper.
     
  5. Carnivor macrumors regular

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    Yep have to agree its almost silent even in s silent room, cept when playing Warcraft, then they spin up loud, although i say loud in a quieter way compared to my wife's whitebook, that things like the afterburners are on
     
  6. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been having my Alu MB 2.4 from the day it came out, and I have never heard the fans. I think apple forgot to put fans inside mine:D I watch a fair amount of youtube's too.
     
  7. Carnivor macrumors regular

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    Yep have to agree its almost silent even in s silent room, cept when playing Warcraft, then they spin up loud, although i say loud in a quieter way compared to my wife's whitebook, that things like the afterburners are on
     
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  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    If you want quiet you should get the Macbook Air

    I heard its actually silent even when the fans are on full.
     
  10. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    It's silent. Don't buy the air. It runs too hot for an everyday computer.
     
  11. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    Mine is silent, I can't hear it no matter what i'm playing.
     
  12. ayeying macrumors 601

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    My MacBook doesn't rev up the fans even when I'm playing GTA4 in clamshell.
     
  13. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    clean your whitebook's fan with a duster first. See if it goes down a bit.


    Beyond that, I think regardless, it will still go off to the 4000-5000rpm if you watch a longer flash video.
     
  14. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    +1

    I couple of times I've heard them and they were rev'd up when I had a lot of stuff running. But, in general, they stay at 1996 RPM. (Interesting, they just fired up right now -- probably wouldn't have noticed if it weren't for this thread). Still very quiet.
     
  15. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Ditto for me, except 2.0ghz.

    And for me its not Youtube, but 480p and 720p flash video content.
     
  16. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

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    I never really notice the fan. iStat says it spins around 2000 rpm always. I guess it goes faster when I play flash games, but I've never actually heard the fan spinning.
     

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