Does i7 Add heat and noise?

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

  1. 250gb 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 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 macrumors newbie

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

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