Fan Noise MB vs. MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joehack, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. joehack macrumors member

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    Hello

    When I do some CPU intense stuff on my 1st gen MB, the fan immediatly kicks off. In a Google Earth session, the fan runs more or less constantly. The same applies for YouTube, Google Video etc.

    Now that Apple released new MBPs, I'm thinking about upgrading to a 15" MBP. I hoping that the new MBPs don't run that hot, hence require less fan cooling.

    Does someone has experience with both models?

    Jochen
     
  2. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    i don't know about the mbp, but my mb (see sig) runs quiet and cool when i have itunes, firefox, msn messenger and maybe some other stuff running. however, when i burned a cd on to itunes once, the temp rised to 80 degrees and the fans were loud. i dunno if it was normal or not :confused: . however, it's fine during normal uses.

    Edit: the fans don't kick in during youtube or anything like that.
     
  3. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    it's funny how much ppl freak out over the faintest sign of fan noise these days. remember how loud computers used to be? :p
     
  4. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Not that bad, from my experience. They're just having to get clever about cooling now to keep them as quiet.

    What's really scary is the X-Box 360. That thing's easily several times louder than my PC :eek:
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I think it is more in the new CPUs. The C2Ds run cooler than the older CDs.
     
  6. Cole Slaw Suspended

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    I wonder if maybe the Macbook's integrated graphics might be part of the reason the (cpu?) fan kicks in so much using apps/websites the original poster mentioned.
    If that's so I guess the Macbook Pro, having dedicated graphics, wouldn't have the fan "issue".
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Quite the opposite, I would have thought. Dedicated GPUs tend to produce a lot of heat and usually require their own fans.
     

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