Are the new ones noisy?

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  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    As you early adopters try your new toys, let us know if the fans are quiet or noisy? Does the i5 or i7 drive too much heat for the unibody?
     
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  3. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    I am sure the *new* ones are the same as the previous ones.
     
  4. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Or even better!
     
  5. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i5's are hot aren't they? 35W. Is that same or different than the previous specs?
     
  6. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    Higher end Penryn's were 35w, so heat levels should be on par or better than the previous generation (due to smaller architecture). Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the 35w TDP also take into account the integrated video? Meaning that when dedicated GPU is in use, the processor will have a lower TDP? (Even though the GPU will obviously increase the system heat overall)
     
  7. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Also need to take into account that the processors do not have to work as hard to do the same things. My i5 iMac loafs along on tasks that my Penryn is chugging hard at. Imperfect comparison since the iMac is quad but directionally correct.
     
  8. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, now there are some out in the wild, do they run hot? Do they kick in the fans? Some reports please....
     
  9. cronin1024 macrumors newbie

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    I have a new 13" and it's pretty quiet. Of course the fans kick on when watching Hulu, but it's noticeably quieter than the mid-2007 MacBook that it replaced. Granted, it's still using a Core 2 Duo so I'd imagine that it's pretty much the same as the 13" MBPs it replaced.
     
  10. schmoe macrumors newbie

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    I have the 17" MBP in both Core i7 2.66GHz and C2D 2.93GHz, and the fans aren't noticeable on either one. I haven't done any long running tests, but fairly short benchmarks of cryptography and other things don't even cause the fans to spin up.

    Of course these are with the laptop on a stand, and the 17" probably stays cooler with its greater surface area and space for components.
     
  11. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I thought the i7 might run hot. What are your average temps?
     
  12. schmoe macrumors newbie

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    Haven't looked at temps, but I'll be happy to check if you suggest a good monitoring program. The TDP of the i7 and C2D (and the i5) are the same 35W, and that includes the GPU on the i7 and i5, so I'd be skeptical of claims that the i7 runs a lot hotter or uses more power.
     
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    You could try iStat Menus
    http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatmenus/
     
  14. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    Base 15" here - I don't hear any fans. I came from a Sony F and that fan was loud!
     
  15. moel macrumors 6502

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    i7 here

    In normal use, whisper quiet....Throw a few encodes it's way and get the fans spinning..yeah you'll hear them..but in comparison to the hairdryer that was in the Powerbook G4's you'd barely notice these things!
     
  16. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This thread makes me think otherwise.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=896205

    Mind you that I am happy that yours is staying cool but their power graph in the first post says to me that while the max TDP is the same the typical TDP actually used is different.

    I have no idea if intel graphics are on the same chip as the i7. I would guess not but I don't know for sure.
     

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