Does i7 Add heat and noise?

250gb

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 12, 2011
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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.
 

alust2013

macrumors 601
Feb 6, 2010
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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.
 
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