Do iMacs suffer the old Macbook Pro loudness?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PurpleCliff, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. PurpleCliff macrumors regular

    PurpleCliff

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    I used to play a couple of games on a Macbook Pro which was bought in about 2007 - and all the time it would get really really noisy inside (I guess this is the fan thingo?) ... which was painful. It made me feel like not using the computer - as if it hated me. :(
    Are todays iMacs more quiet?
     
  2. lordsion macrumors member

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    I hear that they are dead quiet unless they are broken (fan noise starts).

    Also i hear that if you go close enough you may hear slight noise, but it isn't noticeable overall. I don't have an iMac just what i have heard from other people.
     
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I can verify this. In the nine months I've had my iMac, I've had no problems with the way it sounds while operating. I have to be in a dead-quiet room to hear it running at all.
     
  4. PurpleCliff thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome!
    And just to confirm - have you done anything stressful on it? Such as video games or intense video editing?
     
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Running Windows XP via VMWare Fusion, in which I was undertaking graphic design, running (and writing) using iDVD and converting video files using Handbrake...all at the same time.
    Any of these apps on their own are pretty intense on my machine to begin with (Handbrake especially), but nothing that's caused anything out of the ordinary to happen with the hardware (or software, for that matter).
     

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