Does i7 Add heat and noise?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by 250gb, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. 250gb
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    macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    Does the dual core i7 option in the $800 mini add heat/noise during idle / light use? People have said the i5 with AMD card is inaudible most of the time. Is it any less true for i7? $100 seems a worthy upgrade but only if it doesn't add noise/heat when i don't need its power.
  2. alust2013
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    macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    It will be the same for light use, probably still the same under load. The 200MHz increase won't cause a lot more heat either way.
  3. ForI
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    macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2011
    Sorry, you don't understand how CPUs work.

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