Fan noise of Thunderbolt display, not MacBook Air

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Henk van Ess, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Henk van Ess macrumors newbie

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    Amsterdam
    #1
    Got the new Thunderbolt display.

    FIRST HOUR
    Was bragging online about all the advantages but while writing I noticed / heard the display has a fan and it was loud!

    Didn't expect this. I thought the MBA fan would do all the hard work. But it is still silent.

    Right now I am running Spotify, Photoshop, Safari, Screenflow and iMovie. The MBA (2011) doesn't care, the temp is fine:

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    SECOND HOUR
    Two hours after I unpacked the screen, the fan relaxed a little and the noise became less annoying.

    THIRD HOUR
    UPDATE: the fan of the display went silent after three hours. Anyone has the same experience? Yes, I removed all the plastic :)

    Btw, the sound of the screen is quite good... and I love that I can charge my notebook while I work with one cable.
     
  2. joelfreeborn macrumors newbie

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    Thunderbolt Firmware update

    Have you done a software update with the new display connected? Apple have released a firmware update for Thunderbolt Displays which should solve the fan issues.
     
  3. mike95 macrumors member

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  4. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    I'm not noticing fan noise at all with my 1.8GHZ MBA 13". Not from the display or the Air.
     
  5. Apple Expert macrumors 65816

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    My fan on my MBA is always higher than 2k rpm when I use the TBD. On average it's about 4k rpm. Has anyone experienced this? I believe it's not normal just for web browsing and mail.
     

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