fan noise wtf.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cRz, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. cRz macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2011
    I bought a 13-inch MBP, 4 GB RAM and lowest specs possible everything else.
    I watch one music video and the fan starts blaring like bloody hell. If it can't handle one music video how am I going to play games like Mabinogi on it?
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    Just because the fans turned on doesn't mean it can't handle the video...
    This latest generation of MBP's runs pretty hot, the fans are on quite a bit on my 2011 15". It's pretty hard to pack lots of performance into a small, enclosed package such as a notebook computer and have it remain icy cool.

    Playing your game, the fans will probably be audible if not running at full speed.
  3. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    Haha try to sit by my gaming PC with 2 GTX 580s as soon as they get up to about 80% fan speed... You can't hear the game over them.

    The Mac will get kind of hot though and the case doesn't seem to do much for comfort when it does.
  4. l3l2lzzl3 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2011
    ...I must be extremely lucky. I got a base model MacBook Pro 13 last week and its just like my old 2010 Core2Duo MBP.

    No noticeable fan noise as of yet while playing 1080p movies.

    It does get a little hot though. Watching one now and according to istat pro, its sitting at 41 degrees celcius with fan RPM at 2000rpm.

    But with this performance i couldn't be more happier.

    By the way are you using it on a desk or bed etc? this might affect the air flow and hence the speed and noise.

    Just my 2 cents :D
  5. WarpSpawn macrumors member

    May 30, 2011
    Flash video by any chance?

    I can sit and watch a 2 hour movie (admittedly standard definition) without any obvious increase in fan speed and temperature remaining at a comfortable level for sitting on my lap. Flash video does not exactly max it out but is a whole other story.

    For gaming through, realistically you are looking at high fan speed and high temps. That is just the way these things work.
  6. hooneyrob macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I have a 2011 15 2.2 and when playing games it's on par with the vacuum cleaner! Annoying to say the least but kind of used to it now..
  7. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Very much this.

    If you're on YouTube, using HTML5 is an absolute must.

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