Fan noise original rev A vs. nvidia-based macbook air rev B

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pufftissue, May 10, 2009.

  1. pufftissue macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006

    Can someone speak authoritatively on these topics:

    So how is the fan noise in the original vs the nvidia-based air?

    I don't care about performance, just fan noise. The 1st gen is way cheaper, and if it's just as quiet as the 2nd gen, then I might as well get the 1st gen. But if the 2nd gen never sees its fan go to 6200 rpm while surfing, emailing, and watching hulu, i'll be fine. I'd expect it to ramp up to 6000 for anything above 720p video.

    I read that one can use smcfancontrol2 to set the min fan speed to 3150 rpm, which he says delays the onset of the fans ramping up, and one can also undervolt to prevent the fans from ramping up. Is this a reproducible experience for most of you guys who have tried it? Is this more necessary for gen 1 vs gen 2 macbook airs?
  2. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    I have had both, they are the same, first I had the B and now a refurb A, the B did go 6200 I feel much faster then my current A, you are good with either.The line problem was to much for me to take so went with the A and happy I did.

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