anyone else's SR MB fans loud??

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  1. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

    jackiecanev2

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    So I just picked up a SR Macbook, and it seems like the fans are WAY louder than my 2.0 C2D blackbook? Even with the fans on high, my blackbook never got THIS loud; my new Macbook feels like its almost vibrating, the fans are running so hard. And they're running constantly, even when I'm doing something as simple as running Safari and iTunes.

    Is it just me?
     
  2. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    mine is silent alot of the time but some times it does like to be noisey :)
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    check in activity monitor to see if any cpu intensive tasks are unning
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    grab istat or similar and check ur fan speeds and temps. thatl give u an idea of somethings and processes that are chewing up the CPU
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Mine are pretty loud. When they rev up they get very very loud. I might do something about it when I can be bothered.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    lolz u sound as bored as me!!!... its so dead 2nite
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I actually just woke up and am putting off getting out of bed.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh bahahah really??

    its 10.18pm here, trying to avoid GOING to bed lolz. so bored. have a good day :)
     
  9. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    Mine's pretty quiet most of the time, say when just doing mundane stuff like browsing/e-mails. Gets quite loud when the fans hit 6000rpm during Warcraft or other CPU intensive apps.
     
  10. michail macrumors member

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    My Macbook is most of the time quite. Only when I do some intensive work that needs lots of CPU the fans get louder, but that is normal.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    u could always take the battery out while gaming :p. run it off the mains. it really does keep it cool
     
  12. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    IIRC Apple lowers the CPU speed when you remove the battery. It has something to do with the amount of power the mains provide isn't always enough to handle a higher load. So his programs would run slower.
     
  13. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:

    The fan can get loud, but a good pair of headphones will block everything else out ;)
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yes i am aware of that. it clocks it back to 1ghz because of the lack of power (60watt isnt enough)

    for gaming i expect that it would be ok, i never noticed a slow down while folding and doing everything else i normally do.
     
  15. JSK1121 macrumors member

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    My fans never go above 1800 RPM, even when the machine is really hot. That can't be good I wouldn't think.
     
  16. Creibold macrumors regular

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    I have smcfancontrol installed on my 2.6ghz MBP, simply because I rather have the fans speed up and be a bit noisy then have the innards of my new laptop be burnt to a crisp. If they go above 2500 they are really audible. however, the normal 1850rpm setting is pretty much whisper quiet. That said, when i turn on spaces and play WoW with itunes and Firefox, the temp goes to around 175ish and the fans get around 5400rpm!
     
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