CPU Whine on Santa Rosa 2.2 ghz Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hari-bhari, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. hari-bhari macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    I was just wondering if users with the new SR Macbook were still experiencing CPU whine? My 2.16 has it and I can't stand it.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    AFAIK, all core duos and core 2 duos have it. However, it is a very high-pitched sound, and I've noticed that "older" (over 30, approximately) people cannot hear the sound. But for those of us who can hear it, yes, it's very annoying.
  4. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    Believe me, there isn't any.
    The whine was one of the reasons I returned my iMac.
    But the Macbook is quiet...The only time I hear it making any noise is when im doing something graphically intensive.
  5. hari-bhari thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    ive had 3 2.16ghz macbooks (2 were exchanged within the first 2 weeks). the first two did not have CPU whine that I noticed, but this 3rd one does. i just had the MLB replaced last week and my average temperature has dropped by 5-7 degrees C, but the CPU whine is still there. maybe its coming from the power supply of the mobo? high CPU usage eliminates the noise. who knows. geez.

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