Fan noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bcomer, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. bcomer macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2008
    I have a mid-2011 17" MacBook Pro with a quad core i7, 16GB and SSD. This is used for Java development and when under a high load it sounds like a jet taking off. I have blown out the fans to ensure no blockages.

    Are the new 15" MacBook Pros the same or have they improved the cooling system noise level?
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    As with any older machines, they struggled more with thermals. The newer MBP's are mostly silent but obviously do make a noise when under high CPU load. But I'd say on the whole it's going to be quieter. Can't escape fan noise though as it's a mechanical thing, always going to be something unless they invent a zero resistance bearing and eliminate wind noise.

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